Meeting Notes for June 9, 2022

Below are the meeting notes for this week's Community Meeting, a text-based meeting held weekly in #community-meetings on our community slack, which you can join:


Kiah shared

Ohai peeps! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting.

Let’s kick things off with some updates for your educational viewing and reading pleasure:

Blog Posts to Check Out:
The Moment We Have All Been Waiting For... ChefConf’22 is Here
Introduction to Automate HA Deployment

Upcoming Webinars:
July 6th- Pick up your automation strategy by codifying your endpoint fleet

Events to Attend:
Play ball with Chef Play ball with progress chef | Chef

  • June 14th New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays @7:05 PM - Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
  • June 22nd Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies @ 3:05PM - Globe Life Field, Arlington
  • July 26th Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:20 PM - Wrigley Field, Chicago

Notes from leadership:

  • Just a friendly reminder that we welcome participation from the community in the #release-cadence-discussion channel.
  • Please be on the look out for the upcoming “Chef Product Survey” which will be launched in week of June 13th. It will be posted in each of the product channels when it is available and I will also be calling it out at the community meeting for the weeks that it is open

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate version 4.0.91 Released! Improvements include support for substring search consistently in Compliance and Infra tabs.

Chef Habitat

Kiah shared

Chef Habitat 1.6.521 Released! This release contains some pretty important fixes that are outlined in the release notes. The team strongly recommends that customers skip updating to 1.6.513 in favor of this release.

Chef Infra Server

Kiah shared

Chef Infra Server 14.16.19 Released! This release fixed an issue where chef-server-ctl cleanup-bifrost was not cleaning up some unused data in the bifrost database

Chef Workstation

Kiah shared

Chef Workstation 22.6.973 Released! This release includes knife-vrealize


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community
In this week, the team’s contribution included:

  • To have better security, password of external OpenSearch database will now be obfuscated
  • Final testing of supporting large compliance report in Automate is going on
  • A community PR to create temporary test directory has been accepted
  • Automate will start supporting managed services like AWS RDS, AWS OpenSearch soon
  • Component upgrades: OpenJDK upgrade to 11.0.15+10 (CVE-2022-21434, CVE-2022-21443, CVE-2022-21449, CVE-2022-21476, CVE-2022-21496)
  • Fixed a bug to update the port number for license service in Automate
  • Created an internal reference calculator to estimate the storage size of database
  • Automate security headers are being updated for session tokens
  • Automate HA GA readiness: reading certificates from Chef vault, config improvements for AWS backup and restore and documentation updates
  • Released an article on deployment options in Automate HA

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!

  • Packages team is working to merge refresh commits and also addressing a needed fix for SqlLite

This week's updates:

  • Investigating an on-prem data migration bug when updating on-prem services
  • Investigating supervisor strategies for ARM and we are experimenting with a concept of "native packages" See

Proposal: Native Packages, enabling Supervisor service support for platforms without packages. · Issue #8501 · habitat-sh/habitat

  • Released 1.6.521 which reverts some hab sup run arg validation added in 1.6.500 and addresses deadlocking in the supervisor. See

Chef Habitat 1.6.521 Released! for details

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Good Day Everyone! Greetings from the lovely state of Oregon!

  • We are working on fixing adhoc pipeline failures on AIX and windows
  • :bandage: We are working to reproduce issue on AIX systems - Chef client fails due to longer cookbook name
  • Bug fixed: Hashi Vault secret manager for AWS IAM auth method throws error ‘error validating X-Vault-AWS-IAM-Server-ID header: missing header X-Vault-AWS-IAM-Server-ID’
  • Released a new version of Ohai with updated Azure metadata

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello all. Infra Server in the house!

  • Released 14.16
  • Upgrade to Erlang 24+ development work
  • Investigating potential knife ec backup/restore and tidy weirdness in some cases
  • API design for server side secrets

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Merged inspec sign command PR
  • Continued work on getting license_scout to work
  • Investigating issue in which having multiple profile dependencies on the same profile but at different versions leads to misleading output; may or may not be working as intended
  • Several fixes to testing pipeline
  • Merged several PRs related to adding resource_ids to core resources

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

Hi All! Here is what Workstation & Community Tools are working on

Released in 22.6.973

  • Updated knife-vrealize to work with vRA 8.
  • Support for multiple networks in kitchen-vcenter
  • Few bug fixes in berkshelf, kitchen-vra and cookbook-omnifetch


  • Automating the end-to-end test scenario for chef push/ install, kitchen-google, kitchen-azurerm plugin and knife
  • Prototyping a mechanism to enable Workstation GUI manage repositories & cookbooks.
  • Bug fixes and CI/CD improvements

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

Here's the list of new releases in the past week:

  • line - 4.5.0

  • StanzaSlash support using a slash as a character in a stanza name for the stanza filter

  • Improve detection of unsupported characters in a stanza name

  • line - 4.5.2: StanzaSlash: add some stanza filter unit tests to fill in the checks

  • yum-epel - 4.5.0: Remove epel-playground per upstream removal

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Released 22.6.973


  • Working on releasing 14.16.19

  • Currently dealing with a build issue that should get resolved later today

  • Hoping for a release later today or at least by tomorrow

See you next week!

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