Chef Workstation 22.6.973 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 22.6.973 of Chef Workstation.


  • Chef Workstation now includes knife-vrealize. This plugin is updated to work with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) v8.

Test Kitchen Updates

  • Updated the kitchen-ec2 plugin to include support for configuring IMDSv2. Thanks bdwyertech!
  • The state of readiness of a newly created Windows instance is now detected much faster by the kitchen-ec2 plugin. Thanks jakauppila!
  • Added support for waivers in the kitchen-inspec plugin.
  • kitchen-vcenter plugin now lets you specify multiple network interfaces while creating a VM from a template. Earlier, only one network interface could be specified.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in Berkshelf where the berks package command returns incorrect file paths. Thanks inopinatus!
  • Fixed an issue in cookbook-omnifetch so that cached cookbooks can be used for ChefSpec testing. Thanks karmix!
  • Fixed an issue in the kitchen-vra plugin which restores the ability to specify vRA users that are not part of the default domain.
  • Fixed an issue in the kitchen-vra plugin which will allow non-administrator vRA users to execute kitchen tests. Thanks oshvarts!

Get the Build

If you are running the Chef Workstation toolbar application you can download this version from the menu after the app next update check. You can also download binaries directly from

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