Chef-client installation compatability on 2008 sp2 32 bit server


#1

Hi,
Can any one help me with info if chef client windows msi package is compatible with Windows 2008 sp2 32 server.


#2

Hi,

In https://downloads.chef.io/chef-client/windows/ you can choose between i386 or x86_64 arch and you see exactly the versions compatibles.

Hope be helpful.


#3

Yes. Currently supported Windows version: 2008, 2008r2, 2012, 2012r2, 7, 8, 8.1. We provide 32-bit builds for all of them.

https://docs.chef.io/supported_platforms.html

As an aside, we’ve always provided 32-bit versions of the Chef Client on Windows, even on versions 2008r2 and higher which only come in 64bit SKUs from Microsoft. Starting with the next Chef Client release, 12.9, we will be delivering 64-bit versions of the Chef Client for 64-bit platforms and 32-bit versions for 32-bit platforms. There are a number of ways you will be able to explicitly choose to keep installing 32-bit builds on 64-bit Windows platforms, like downloading the 32-bit build from http://downloads.chef.io, or passing -Architecture i386 to the install.ps1 script. At some point in the future we will likely stop producing 32-bit builds for Server 2008R2 and above as those are native 64-bit only platforms, but that timeline hasn’t been set yet.