Release Notes: Chef Server 12.6

Chef is a systems and cloud infrastructure automation framework that makes it easy to deploy servers and applications to any physical, virtual, or cloud location, no matter the size of the infrastructure. Each organization is comprised of one (or more) workstations, a single server, and every node that will be configured and maintained by the chef-client. Cookbooks (and recipes) are used to tell the chef-client how each node in your organization should be configured. The chef-client (which is installed on every node) does the actual configuration.

What’s New

The following items are new for Chef server 12.6:

  • Chef licenses All Chef products have a license that governs the entire product and includes links to license files for any third-party software included in Chef packages. This release updates the Chef server for the Chef license.

About Chef Licenses

All Chef products have a license that governs the entire product and includes links to license files for any third-party software included in Chef packages. The /opt/<PRODUCT-NAME>/LICENSES directory contains individual copies of all referenced licenses.

Warning

The chef-server-ctl install command no longer works in the 12.5 (and earlier) versions of the Chef server due to a change in how packages are downloaded from Chef.

Apache 2.0

All open source Chef products—such as the Chef client, the Chef server, or InSpec—are governed by the Apache 2.0 license.

What’s Fixed

For the list of issues that were addressed for this release, please see the changelog on GitHub: https://github.com/chef/chef-server/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md