Meeting notes for March 17th, 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

Let’s kick things off with some updates from DevRel:

Just a reminder that we’re going to retire our Tuesday/Thursday livestream schedule and cut back quite a bit on them to help give us time to build super quality content for 1-2 streams a month. If you have anything to offer, let us know! Else, keep your eye on the #devrel channel for more info.

Upcoming Webinars:
March 30th - Are Scripts Slowing Down System Admins? Codify Your Fleet Instead! - Webinar | Chef

April 7th- Infra Tagging Best Practices - Webinar | Chef

April 14th- Chef InSpec Best Practices

April 21st- Chef InSpec Best Practices -tags

April 28th- Cloud Cookbook

Next week’s live streams:

March 22nd: InSpec Office Hours

Tune in on YT or Twitch

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This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate 2 version 20220310123121 Released! This release improves telemetry coverage for Chef Infra Server Environments , Clients , Nodes and Data Bags under Infrastructure among other bug-fixes and version upgrades.

Chef InSpec

Kiah shared

Chef InSpec 5.7.9 Released! This release contains a host of new features including enabling SSL authentication over WinRM.

Chef InSpec 4.56.17 Released! This release contains a few new features, improvements and bug fixes to include fixing the inspec automate version command


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello Community
This week the team worked on:

  • Backup and restore fix for large data has been released
  • Postgres database has been upgraded to 9.6.24
  • Elastic search 6.8.23 is available in Automate HA solution
  • Automate HA can now be deployed on 5 node cluster; documentation to follow
  • Three customers have completed the early adopter program of Automate HA

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Making progress on next core-plans refresh
  • Working on auto bumping core plan versions
  • Investigating build order of core plan refresh
  • Working to resolve docker studio supervisor on M1 platform
  • Investigating supervisor functional tests
  • Investigating orphaned builds on builder
  • Documenting how to use Azure postgres for on-prem builder
  • Investigating decoupling of swim protocol/butterfly code in supervisor
  • Working to add better validation of "hab sup run" args whrn not including a package to run

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Hello from Chef Infra Client team. This week’s updates:

  • We are currently focused on training the new folks that have joined the team and getting a training plan ready for the new hires.
  • We are close to releasing Chef Client 17.x that will include the fixes for the yum related issues
  • We are getting close to wrapping work to add the client.pem file to the Windows Certificate Store.
  • Fix issue in PEM file generation when user is created via knife. PR Thanks SJWe are currently working on moving SELinux resources to Chef Infra Client.
  • We are in the process of upgrading Ruby to 3.1 across Chef Infra Client

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Working on internal opensearch migration - Internal Opensearch Support by jashaik · Pull Request #3175 · chef/chef-server
Working on upgrading Erlang OTP to 24.2 - Upgrade Erlang to 24.2 by lbakerchef · Pull Request #3206 · chef/chef-server
Working on Automate customer issue.
Working on the architecture of key management.
Working on PostgreSQL upgrade to 13.6
Working on Chef Server upgrade (cleaning up some log4j libs)
Sigv4 changes are under review - Replace AWS sigv2 with sigv4 by lbakerchef · Pull Request #2097 · chef/chef-server

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Released InSpec 4.56.17
  • Released InSpec 5.7.9
  • Began initial planning sessions on a parallel mode for InSpec
  • Re-enabled ppa resourceCreated cgroup resource

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

Note - there is a release blocker specific to macos arm64 bundling & we couldn't get to this as some other pipeline issues related to recent infrastructure upgrade needed attention

Ready for release

  • Introduced network interface addition support in kitchen-vcenter
  • Address regression in cookbook caching- thanks @karmix!Fixed an issue with cookbook-omnifetch config default - thanks again @karmix!Fix to knife user create issue


  • Moving knife supermarket to chef supermarket
  • Updating test-kitchen plugins to Ruby 3.1
  • Unblock test-kitchen release by fixing bundle install issue in Windows pipelineWrapping up implementation of chef env in Golang.Adding telemetry support in chef CLI execution on Workstation
  • begun ground work for automating e2e tests
  • team getting ramped up on bento and fauxhai

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

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

  • mariadb - 5.2.4: Install mariadb.pp SELinux policy instead of building mariadb-server.te policy

We hit a snag in releases not working to the supermarket, but that got resolved last night thankfully

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Released 4.56.17
  • Will be releasing 5.7.9 soon (currently building as we speak)


  • Still waiting on a review for our wordmark PR and hoping that gets merged in soon

See you next week!

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