Meeting Notes for May 19, 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 for your educational viewing and reading pleasure:First off, you didn’t miss Automate Open Hour. We’ve rescheduled it for next Thursday 5/26. Upcoming Livestreams:
May 25th - Habitat Office Hour
May 26th - Automate Open Hour

Tune in on YT or Twitch

Upcoming Webinars:
May 25th- Chef Product MEGA Launch Noon ET Join Us! Chef Product MEGA Launch - Webinar | Chef

Blog Posts to Check Out:
Release Updates for Chef Infra Client 18
4 Reasons Why Chef’s MEGA Product Launch is a Must Attend Event
ChefConf '22, Progress 360, and DevReach Save the Date!
GitOps Approach to Continuous Security to Harden your CI/CD Pipeline

Events to Attend:
June 16th - Cubs game with Chef Play ball with progress chef | Chef

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate version 4.0.27 Released! With this release, you can now choose your upgrade journey based on what version of Automate you’re using.

Other releases

Kiah shared

Chef Supermarket 5.1.30 Released! With this release Supermarket's omnibus package now includes runit .


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

This week’s update from Automate team:

  • Automate and Automate HA capability now support OpenSearch
  • Document to upgrade to Automate v4.0.x is now available
  • Automate HA capability will be available as a soft launch package from next week
  • Pagination support has been added in control list API; should be available soon
  • Working on documenting configurations for invalid login attempts
  • Airgap bundles will soon be generated for each release of Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Core plans refresh occured on Tuesday refreshing linux, linux2 and windows core plans
  • Investigating a way to scan packages for CVEs
  • 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

  • Minor cleanup of supervisor codebase
  • Adding end to end tests for builder worker
  • Improving On-Prem docs covering scale out scenarios
  • Will be releasing new habitat binaries built with refreshed core dependencies including a studio with refreshed core packages very soon (maybe today)

Chef Infra Client

Neha Pansare shared

This week’s update from client team:
Finishing up some work on the next release of Chef-17. This release will:
Fix issue in windows_certificate resource’s :delete action, which results in failure when no certificate is present
Fix issue with migrating client.pem to windows cert store
Handle exception for compliance phase error during chef spec run (PR)
Add support for default secret service and config (PR)
We are working on testing client secrets with various providers (Azure Key Vault, Hashi Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, Akeyless).
We are also trying generalise implementation of Secrets Manager for Azure Key Vault and IAM authentication for Hashi Vault so that it can be used non Azure/AWS platforms.
Added support for expire and inactive options to linux user resource (PR)
Handle exception for compliance phase error during chef spec run (PR)
Fix issue where rhsm_register does not flush chef internal package cache after registering (PR)

Chef Infra Server

prajakta shared

Hello from Infra Server

  • API design work for server side secrets
  • Opensearch migration
  • Investigating anomalous Bifrost database growth
  • Erlang 24x upgrade work
  • Added verify pipeline in Chef Open Source
  • Upgraded Open JRE to 11.0.15
  • Upgraded Redis to 6.2.7

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Investigating several reported minor bugs, including:

  • Sensitive inputs in dependent profiles

  • Accessing a git dependent profile requires the current directory to be a git repo

  • Confusing output when multiple versions for the same profile are depended

  • Started work on adding resource_id methods to core resources

  • Internal demo of last quarter's work, including inspec parallel, inspec sign, and inspec init resource

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

  • Automating the end-to-end test scenario for chef push/ install.
  • Just begun with e2e test automation for next set of kitchen plugins and knife.
  • Working on a screen accessible via tray icon to update Chef Infra Settings in Workstation.
  • Updating knife-vrealize to work with vRA 8.
  • Working to add support for multiple networks in kitchen-vcenter

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

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

  • sc_vscode - 2.0.0

  • Add unified_mode for Chef 17 support

  • Bump minimum Chef version to 15.3 for unified_mode

  • Add MacOS testing

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

No updates from Cinc Project as there were no upstream releases in the past week.

See you next week!

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