Release Notes: Chef Server 12.8

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 12.8:

  • Initial support for sending updates to a data collector service See Configuring Chef Server to send Chef Client data for more information on how to set up and send data from Chef server to an Chef Automate server.
  • Minor bug fixes in postgresql setup.

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