Chef Workstation 22.2.802 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 22.2.802 of Chef Workstation.

New Features

New Generators for Compliance Phase

We introduced support for Compliance Phase in the chef generate command. You can now create an InSpec profile, an input file, or a waiver file using the chef generate profile, chef generate input, or chef generate waiver commands. These files are created in the compliance subfolder within the cookbook folder of your repo. Drivers Documentation

Updated the documentation for test-kitchen plugins in the website. Users no longer need to look up driver documentation for separate plugins in GitHub.


Test Kitchen Updates

  • kitchen-vra no longer requires the version property
  • kitchen-azurerm now lets you define the zone of the VM. Thanks for this improvement @pkazi!

Chef Infra Client 17.9.52

We updated Chef Infra Client from 17.9.26 to 17.9.52. See the Chef Infra Client release notes for a complete list of new features and updates.

Cookstyle 7.31.7

We updated Cookstyle from 7.31.1 to 7.31.7. This release updates the underlying RuboCop engine used by Cookstyle to 1.25.1, fixes a number of bugs, and improves issue detection in the Chef/Modernize/CronDFileOrTemplate cop. Thanks for these improvements @yacn!

Chef CLI Updates

  • The chef push command now supports --profile option

Bug Fixes

  • Chef InSpec no longer fails when using VMware Transport.
  • The chef report cookbooks command now correctly processes options such as -p.
  • Resolved failures when using cookbooks defined in a Policyfile with ChefSpec.

Get the Build

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As always, we welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us directly or share your email. Thanks for using Chef Workstation!