Release: Chef Client 11.8.0 & Ohai 6.20.0


#1

Hey Chefs,

What’s a better day than Halloween to make a release :slight_smile:

We’ve released 11.8.0 of Chef Client and 6.20.0 of Ohai today.

You can read more about these releases here:

Two of the highlights of the release are:

1-) Chef Client Local Mode which makes it dead simple to get started with
Chef
2-) Groundwork for getting to enable SSL verification in Chef.

You can read more these features here:


Big shout out to this release’s MVP Eric Saxby for making Chef better on
SmartOS. Thanks a lot Eric…

Check out 11.8.0 and let us know if you hit any problems.

Thanks and happy Halloween :slight_smile:
– Serdar


#2

Cool stuff! Our application developers are going to love this :slight_smile:
From looking at the release notes I’m left with a question: Does local mode
only support json format for roles and environments?
Is that the recommended repo format, and should my team switch over from
ruby dsl?

Thanks!
On Oct 31, 2013 4:01 PM, “Serdar Sutay” serdar@opscode.com wrote:

Hey Chefs,

What’s a better day than Halloween to make a release :slight_smile:

We’ve released 11.8.0 of Chef Client and 6.20.0 of Ohai today.

You can read more about these releases here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/release-chef-client-11-8-0-ohai-6-20-0/

Two of the highlights of the release are:

1-) Chef Client Local Mode which makes it dead simple to get started with
Chef
2-) Groundwork for getting to enable SSL verification in Chef.

You can read more these features here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/chef-client-z-from-zero-to-chef-in-8-5-seconds/
http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/ssl-certificate-validation-in-chef/

Big shout out to this release’s MVP Eric Saxby for making Chef better on
SmartOS. Thanks a lot Eric…

Check out 11.8.0 and let us know if you hit any problems.

Thanks and happy Halloween :slight_smile:
– Serdar


#3

Hey Serdar,

Local mode sounds pretty awesome! Need to give this a try.

There’s already one thing I noticed after installing Chef 11.8.0 with
vagrant-omnibus: For some reason, Vagrant (1.3.5) can no longer stream the
output of Chef when running vagrant provision. Instead the whole log
output is only displayed once the Chef run has completed.

I’ve been working with Chef 11.6.2 for the last 6 weeks and definitely know
that this version did not have that problem. So I guess output buffering or
something related must have changed somehow.

-Mathias

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Jesse Campbell hikeit@gmail.com wrote:

Cool stuff! Our application developers are going to love this :slight_smile:
From looking at the release notes I’m left with a question: Does local
mode only support json format for roles and environments?
Is that the recommended repo format, and should my team switch over from
ruby dsl?

Thanks!
On Oct 31, 2013 4:01 PM, “Serdar Sutay” serdar@opscode.com wrote:

Hey Chefs,

What’s a better day than Halloween to make a release :slight_smile:

We’ve released 11.8.0 of Chef Client and 6.20.0 of Ohai today.

You can read more about these releases here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/release-chef-client-11-8-0-ohai-6-20-0/

Two of the highlights of the release are:

1-) Chef Client Local Mode which makes it dead simple to get started with
Chef
2-) Groundwork for getting to enable SSL verification in Chef.

You can read more these features here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/chef-client-z-from-zero-to-chef-in-8-5-seconds/
http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/ssl-certificate-validation-in-chef/

Big shout out to this release’s MVP Eric Saxby for making Chef better on
SmartOS. Thanks a lot Eric…

Check out 11.8.0 and let us know if you hit any problems.

Thanks and happy Halloween :slight_smile:
– Serdar


#4

Thanks for pointing this out Mathias. We didn’t have a change in the output
flushing but definitely needs investigation.

Julian & Sean has also observed the same behavior. More info here:

https://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-4725

A temp workaround for you maybe setting the log_level to :debug as
explained in the ticket.

Serdar

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Mathias Lafeldt
mathias.lafeldt@gmail.comwrote:

Hey Serdar,

Local mode sounds pretty awesome! Need to give this a try.

There’s already one thing I noticed after installing Chef 11.8.0 with
vagrant-omnibus: For some reason, Vagrant (1.3.5) can no longer stream the
output of Chef when running vagrant provision. Instead the whole log
output is only displayed once the Chef run has completed.

I’ve been working with Chef 11.6.2 for the last 6 weeks and definitely
know that this version did not have that problem. So I guess output
buffering or something related must have changed somehow.

-Mathias

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Jesse Campbell hikeit@gmail.com wrote:

Cool stuff! Our application developers are going to love this :slight_smile:
From looking at the release notes I’m left with a question: Does local
mode only support json format for roles and environments?
Is that the recommended repo format, and should my team switch over from
ruby dsl?

Thanks!
On Oct 31, 2013 4:01 PM, “Serdar Sutay” serdar@opscode.com wrote:

Hey Chefs,

What’s a better day than Halloween to make a release :slight_smile:

We’ve released 11.8.0 of Chef Client and 6.20.0 of Ohai today.

You can read more about these releases here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/release-chef-client-11-8-0-ohai-6-20-0/

Two of the highlights of the release are:

1-) Chef Client Local Mode which makes it dead simple to get started
with Chef
2-) Groundwork for getting to enable SSL verification in Chef.

You can read more these features here:

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/chef-client-z-from-zero-to-chef-in-8-5-seconds/

http://www.opscode.com/blog/2013/10/31/ssl-certificate-validation-in-chef/

Big shout out to this release’s MVP Eric Saxby for making Chef better on
SmartOS. Thanks a lot Eric…

Check out 11.8.0 and let us know if you hit any problems.

Thanks and happy Halloween :slight_smile:
– Serdar