With this new version, all users can run Infra Client on Ruby 3.1. Users can utilize sophisticated REST support and advanced resources in their process. We are also excited to see the secrets management helpers being used by our users and integrate with their existing secrets management providers. Click here to learn everything about what is in Chef Infra Client 18.
This major version upgrade also introduces a change making unified mode as a default for custom resources. We see tremendous use in troubleshooting failures in custom resources because of this change. Chef Infra Client 18 includes the stop support for legacy operating systems and platforms while adding support for some new ones.
Shortly before the Chef final GA build of Client 18 an issue was discovered with FIPS support for windows. We are currently investigating the root cause and correcting the issue. However please note FIPS support will not be available in the initial GA (18.0) version for Windows (all versions). We have prioritized the remediation for this issue and FIPS support will be released in the next minor version of Chef Infra Client 18.1. The date of issuance for Chef Infra Client 18.1 with FIPS support is under review and will be updated on all major communication channels when established. Kindly watch out for our future communications in this regard.