Chef Infra Client 15.10.12 Released!

Hey Everyone,

We have a great little Chef Infra Client 15 release to slip in before we ship Chef Infra Client 16 next week. This release has some critical bug fixes, new platforms, and improvements we hope you'll enjoy. Give it a try.


  • The systemd_unit resource now respects the sensitive property and will no longer output the contents of the unit file to logs if this is set.
  • A new arm? helper has been added which can be used in recipes and resources to determine if a system is on the ARM architecture.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a bug that prevented users from bootstrapping nodes using knife when specifying the --use_sudo_password.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented the --bootstrap-version flag from being honored when bootstrapping in knife.

Chef InSpec 4.18.104

  • Resolved a regression that prevented the service resource from working correctly on Windows. Thanks @Axuba
  • Implemented VMware and Hyper-V detection on Linux systems
  • Implemented VMware, Hyper-V, Virtualbox, KVM and Xen detection on Windows systems
  • Added helpers virtual_system? and physical_system?. Thanks @tecracer-theinen

Ohai 15.9

  • Improve the resilency of the Shard plugin when dmidecode cannot be found on a system. Thanks @jaymzh
  • Fixed detection of Openstack guests via DMI data. Thanks @ramereth

Platform Support

Amazon Linux 2

Chef Infra Client is now tested on Amazon Linux 2 running on x86_64 and aarch64 with packages available on the Chef Downloads Page.


32-bit ARM builds and instructions for doing your own builds are available here: