Chef Evaluation Pricing and Usage


#1

Would these packages be also available for free usage

  1. Chef Manage
  2. Chef Push Jobs
  3. Chef Replication
  4. Reporting packages along with Chef Server, Evaluation version

The online-master-agreement at (
https://www.chef.io/online-master-agreement/ )

  1. Free On-Premise Evaluation (Chef Essentials) (section 5.1.1) states that
    For thirty (30) calendar days after downloading the Software (the
    “Evaluation Period”), Customer may operate unlimited Nodes on-premise and
    Chef will provide Customer the Support services listed at
    /service-level-agreement/#support
    and
  2. Free On-Premise License (section 5.1.2): Customer may operate
    indefinitely up to twenty-five (25) on-premise Nodes behind its firewall at
    no charge

whereas the plans and pricing page at (
https://www.chef.io/chef/#plans-and-pricing ) states that the Essentials
package is Free and one could manage 10,000+ node from a single server.

So, is Chef Essentials free for 10,000+ nodes for indefinite time period?

–gibu


#2

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Gibu George gibu.john.george@gmail.com wrote:

So, is Chef Essentials free for 10,000+ nodes for indefinite time period?

You can manage as many nodes as you want using the core Chef server
package (chef-server-core RPM or DEB). If you want any of the other
features like the web UI, analytics etc. for use with more than 25
nodes, that requires a license.

  • Julian

#3

On Aug 6, 2015, at 6:39 AM, Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.com wrote:

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Gibu George gibu.john.george@gmail.com wrote:

So, is Chef Essentials free for 10,000+ nodes for indefinite time period?

You can manage as many nodes as you want using the core Chef server
package (chef-server-core RPM or DEB). If you want any of the other
features like the web UI, analytics etc. for use with more than 25
nodes, that requires a license.

Minor nit, Push Jobs is an addon but does not require a license. Manage, Analytics, and AWS Replication do if used for more than 25 nodes.

–Noah


#4

Thank you for clearing that :slight_smile:

–gibu

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.com wrote:

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Gibu George gibu.john.george@gmail.com
wrote:

So, is Chef Essentials free for 10,000+ nodes for indefinite time period?

You can manage as many nodes as you want using the core Chef server
package (chef-server-core RPM or DEB). If you want any of the other
features like the web UI, analytics etc. for use with more than 25
nodes, that requires a license.

  • Julian


–gibu