Scheduled Maintenance, Oct 19, 2010 from 7:00-9:00pm PST

Opscode will be upgrading the search infrastructure of the Opscode Platform to provide improved performance and an enhanced query syntax on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 from 7:00-9:00pm PST. The API and the Management Console may be unavailable for some or all of this time.

With this upgrade, the syntax for searching within nested fields will change. Instead of using ‘X’ as the wildcard character, you must now use ‘*’. In addition, you will now have full wildcard expansion on the search keys.

A query written as:


Will now be written as:


In addition, you can now use wildcards at the beginning of a field:


This feature will become available for users of the Open Source Chef Server with Chef 0.10.0 which will have a beta release shortly.

You can always find the latest documentation about the search functionality on the Opscode Wiki.

If you have any questions about this maintenance window, please let us know at [email protected].

Best regards,

Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob is the CTO and co-founder of Chef.