Chef Automate and Workflow


I am looking at differences between Chef Automate v1 and v2. One of the features I liked in v1 is the workflow feature which is missing in v2. I see that it is possible to upgrade from v1 to v2 and include the workflow feature but I was wondering if there is a way to enable workflow in v2 without going through the upgrade?



I am glad that you see the value of using a pipeline to automate your cookbook lifecycle. Unfortunately the Delivery Workflow for Chef Automate is now a legacy feature and is not available for new users. There is a document on this here:
There are many great CI/CD solutions out there both free and paid that are able to achieve the same behavior and you can certainly use the Workflow documentation as a guide to how you should design your cookbook pipeline. If you are looking for guidance or want to get a full presentation please fill out a contact form and a representative will reach out to you.
Also we have our ChefConf happening online on June 2nd and 3rd. You can find out about what is new for Chef and some of the great examples of the latest innovations in infrastructure, application and compliance automation.
Hope this answer helps.

Jason Nalewak
Chef Federal Customer Architect