I have a few different AMIs which are still using 10.12.0, which bugs me
with the slow startup time, and I just found an issue with the newer java
cookbook that seems to be related to the Chef version as well.
Should I work to upgrade everything to the latest 10.x release, or should I
consider moving to 11? What are the advantages of 11 over 10? The server is
still running 10.x, are 11 clients backwards compatible with a 10.x server?
(If yes, I may upgrade the clients now and work on the server down the
Also, is there a good way to upgrade chef from a chef cookbook, or is that
something better left to OS-based management? I originally installed it via
the Ubuntu repository, but I removed the apt repo from the AMIs to lock the
version as I was unsure how newer versions might break management (later
experience indicates that it’s not nearly as fragile as Puppet was).
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