Chef 11


#1

I’m evaluating using Chef, and now that Chef 12 is out, how long will
Chef 11 be supported? Chef 11 seems to be better documented at the moment.

Thanks,


#2

On Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:11 AM, Peter Reilly wrote:

I’m evaluating using Chef, and now that Chef 12 is out, how long will
Chef 11 be supported? Chef 11 seems to be better documented at the moment.

Thanks,
Chef 11 will be supported until Chef 13 comes out. Historically, it’s been about a year and half or so between major releases.

That said, I think you’re better off starting with Chef 12. The differences between 11 and 12 are pretty minor, and all of the documentation at http://docs.chef.io is kept up to date with the latest (though see http://docs.chef.io/releases.html if you want the docs for a specific version).

Was there a specific problem you encountered with Chef 12?


Daniel DeLeo


#3

On 02/06/2015 11:44 AM, Daniel DeLeo wrote:

On Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:11 AM, Peter Reilly wrote:

I’m evaluating using Chef, and now that Chef 12 is out, how long will
Chef 11 be supported? Chef 11 seems to be better documented at the moment.

Thanks,
Chef 11 will be supported until Chef 13 comes out. Historically, it’s been about a year and half or so between major releases.

That said, I think you’re better off starting with Chef 12. The differences between 11 and 12 are pretty minor, and all of the documentation at http://docs.chef.io is kept up to date with the latest (though see http://docs.chef.io/releases.html if you want the docs for a specific version).

Was there a specific problem you encountered with Chef 12?


Daniel DeLeo

Thanks for the information about Chef 11. I’m trying to use just the
non-premium features so I can stay with the free license. With Chef 12,
I think that means no management console, analytics, etc. I had initial
problems with creating a user with knife. Here is the error below. I
could easily have done something wrong…

Creating initial API user…
Please enter a password for the new user:
ERROR: The data in your request was invalid
Response: Field ‘display_name’ missing


#4

On 2/6/15 9:02 AM, Peter Reilly wrote:

Thanks for the information about Chef 11. I’m trying to use just the
non-premium features so I can stay with the free license. With Chef
12, I think that means no management console, analytics, etc. I had
initial problems with creating a user with knife. Here is the error
below. I could easily have done something wrong…

With Chef 11 open source server you also don’t get any of that. There is
a webui but its primitive, and largely unmaintained, and its not the
management console in Chef 12. There’s no reporting or analytics at
all. If you don’t want to use premium features its better to install
Chef 12 server and not install the premium features.


#5

On 02/06/2015 12:23 PM, Lamont Granquist wrote:

On 2/6/15 9:02 AM, Peter Reilly wrote:

Thanks for the information about Chef 11. I’m trying to use just the
non-premium features so I can stay with the free license. With Chef
12, I think that means no management console, analytics, etc. I had
initial problems with creating a user with knife. Here is the error
below. I could easily have done something wrong…

With Chef 11 open source server you also don’t get any of that. There
is a webui but its primitive, and largely unmaintained, and its not
the management console in Chef 12. There’s no reporting or analytics
at all. If you don’t want to use premium features its better to
install Chef 12 server and not install the premium features.

Thanks for the explanation. I’ll look at 12 again then instead of 11.