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November 2018 OSS Updates

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in November across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Many thanks to all of our contributors this month. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.7.17.

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25,000 Users and Introducing Learn Chef Rally Demos!

This week we passed a significant Learn Chef Rally milestone: more than 25,000 of you have created an account to track your progress! This reinforces that we have an amazing community of users interested in honing their chef skills.

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End-of-Life Announcement for Chef Server for Linux on IBM Z and Linux on IBM Power Systems

Today we are announcing the end-of-life date of Chef Server for Linux on IBM Z and Linux on IBM Power Systems to be May 1, 2019. Support for Chef Server on the x86_64 processor architecture is not affected by this announcement.

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Chef Open Source Community News – October 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in October across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.6.47.

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Habitat® and Chef® Automate for Applications

A little over two years ago, the Habitat project was begun, with the idea that applications can move much faster if we design automation from the application’s point of view. This took the form of an abstraction, and a contract, between the application layer and the underlying infrastructure beneath it.

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Announcing General Availability of Chef Workstation

We are excited to announce that Chef Workstation, which we first released in beta at ChefConf 2018, is now generally available.

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Announcing InSpec 3.0

We’re excited to announce the release of InSpec 3.0! Since the last major revision of InSpec in February, InSpec has been downloaded 49270 times, we’ve merged more than 330 pull requests from 85 contributors, and added dozens of new resources. The 3.0 release includes a ton of bug fixes, usability improvements, and additional platform support.

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End-of-Life Announcement for DRBD-based HA support in Chef Server

Today we are announcing the end-of-life date for support of the DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) High Availability feature of Chef Server to be March 31, 2019. The DRBD HA topology has been deprecated for over two years, since the release of Chef HA (also known as Chef Backend) and Chef Server 12.9.

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Chef Open Source Community News – September 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in September across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.5.33, which includes two new resources: windows_workgroup, which allows you to modify the system’s Windows workgroup, and locale, which sets the system locale.

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Introducing Chef Workstation in Azure Cloud Shell

At ChefConf 2018 in May, we announced the availability of InSpec in Azure Cloud Shell, allowing users to run InSpec scans anywhere they can connect from their Azure subscription. All without ever needing to install software on their local machine.

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