Release Notes: chef-client 11.18

Chef is a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. Whether you’re operating in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment, Chef automates how infrastructure is configured, deployed, and managed across your network, no matter its size.

This diagram shows how you develop, test, and deploy your Chef code.

What’s New

The following items are new for chef-client 11-18 and/or are changes from previous versions. The short version:

  • Dependency on ffi-yajl Dependencies on the json gem have been replaced with ffi-yajl. Use Chef::JSONCompat for parsing and printing.
  • dsc_script resource may use Powershell 4 (or higher) A recipe using the dsc_script resource may install Windows PowerShell 4 (or higher).
  • cacerts pinned to known working version The cacerts bundle is pinned to a known working version, which helps work around issues where SSL connections fail due to certificate errors. (Added in 11.18.6.)