Meeting Notes for November 18, 2021

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 Tolliver shared

The team decided to delay the Supermarket upgrade due to feedback that we got from customers. Thanks (especially to the users in #supermarket) for that feedback. We’ll have another announcement with more info coming soon.

Also, there will be no community meeting next week as it falls on the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. We will not be streaming on Twitch or Youtube next week either. We’ll be back on Tuesday, November 30th with live streams, and Thursday, December 2nd with our scheduled community meeting.

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah Tolliver shared

Automate 2 version 20211102170523 Released! This release contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates. Read more about that here.

Chef Infra Client

Kiah Tolliver shared

Chef Infra Client 16.17.4 Released! This version includes a number of Compliance Phase Improvements. Learn more about it here.

Other releases

Kiah Tolliver shared

Chef InSpec AWS Cloud Resources Released! This release contains quite a few new resources and an improvement. Read more about it here!


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

The coverage of the last week includes:

  • Nginx version upgraded to 1.21.3, OpenJDK version upgraded to 11.0.2, Ruby upgraded to 3.0
  • CVE fixes (CVE-2021-23017, CVE-2021-2161, CVE-2021-2163)
  • Documentation update: We need 8GB RAM to install Automate
  • Security: Content security policy header has been added to resolve blank screen after SAML login
  • Telemetry: New global events to capture node usage details
  • CLI: chef-automate ssh, automate-backend-elasticsearch, automate-backend-postgres commands and --dev flag implementation
  • Node manager: search node managers by name, filter them by type (Azure, AWS, GCP), load more option for node managers
  • Scan job: Workflow to add new node credential from scan job view
  • System: Cron job to update certificates for A2 environment every 3months
  • Services: Ability to export custom JSON report
  • Infra Server views: Paginator UI for roles
  • Integration tests to get and delete Policyfiles
  • Compliance profiles update: Window 2016 v1.2.0

The team is expanding and you will have more coverage soon. Next year planning is round the corner. Feel free to raise your ideas/requests.Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates are:

  • Making progress on next core-plans refresh
  • Working on tool to auto version bump core packages
  • Added some habitat/automate interaction tests to our end to end pipeline
  • Working on HA on prem builder support
  • ensuring powershell hooks prefer PSv7 modules over windows PS modules

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team has been working on:

  • Adding support for Alpine Linux as a target
  • Investigating an issue with Windows Defender
  • Adding support for using an SSH config file

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

Hi All! Here are the updates from the Workstation & Community Tools team this week..

Ready for release / completed

  • Addressed few test-kitchen issues [1] & [2]
  • The fix to chef-vault issue is ready to merge
  • Homebrew package publish script fixed


  • Fix for knife bootstrap issue still being worked on. Specifically, addressing a fallback client installation flow.
  • Investigating issue with reboot resource
  • Implementing chef env in Golang
  • Identifying what telemetry data is sent via workstation already, and what more could be added.
  • Identified some changes that are needed in the build configuration to support Apple M1 ARM64 architecture.
  • Pre-work on moving knife supermarket to the chef CLI.

What's Next?

  • Support ad hoc chef-run on AIX

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

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

  • chrony - 1.1.3: Add missing yamllint and mdl checks to CI

  • docker - 10.1.2: Fix group resource for docker_installation_tarball

  • php - 9.1.0:

  • Reenable community package recipe for CentOS 8

  • Bumps yum-remi-chef dependency to >= 5.0.1

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Server

  • Looking into issues when upgrading to latest Cinc Server release

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Cinc Client

  • Missing docker images

  • Added missing docker image for 16.17

  • Added missing docker images (17.4 onward) (thanks @seansith for creating this MR to point this out)

  • Looking into run-time issues with Cinc 17 on Windows

See you on Dec 2nd!

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