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This section lists the free and commercial Chef products and versions we currently support. The lifecycle stage defines the involvement by Chef Software in updating and maintaining each product.

Lifecycle Definitions

Generally Available (GA)

This stage indicates that the product or version is in active development and/or maintenance.

  • Chef continues to provide releases to the application or version in response to customer needs and security vulnerabilities

  • Chef welcomes customer feature requests for the product roadmap for the application

Deprecated

This stage indicates that an application or version is no longer in active development and will eventually move to end of life status. Chef continues to provide support according to our SLAs.

  • Chef no longer provides scheduled releases

  • Customers should use the GA alternative to these products; contact us for help with product selection and deployment

  • Chef may provide a release for a critical defect or security vulnerability

End of Life (EOL)

This stage indicates that Chef has set a date after which the application or version will no longer be supported or recommended for use by customers.

  • As of the end of life date, the application will no longer be supported by Chef and will no longer be available for download

  • Documentation for the application will be moved to https://docs-archive.chef.io

Versions and Status

Important

Unless otherwise stated, versions older than those listed below are EOL.

Supported Commercial Distributions

Use of these and later versions of these distributions must be in accordance with the Chef End User License Agreement or a commercial agreement with Chef. Additional information is available in this announcement.

Product

Version

Lifecycle Status

EOL Date

Chef Automate

2

GA

n/a

Chef Infra Client

15.x

GA

n/a

Chef Infra Server

13.x

GA

n/a

Chef Habitat

0.81+

GA

n/a

Chef InSpec

4.x

GA

n/a

Chef Workstation

0.4+

GA

n/a

ChefDK

4.x

GA

n/a

Chef Backend¹

3.x

Releasing 2020

n/a

  1. These distributions do not directly require acceptance of the Chef EULA, but have functionality that requires its acceptance in other products.

Supported Free Distributions

Use of the following distributions is governed by the Apache License, version 2.0.

Product

Version

Lifecycle Status

EOL Date

Chef Client

14.x

GA

April 30, 2020

Chef Workstation

0.3

GA

April 30, 2020

ChefDK

3.x

GA

April 30, 2020

Chef InSpec

3.x

GA

April 30, 2020

Chef Infra Server

12.x

GA

TBD

Push Jobs

2.5.x

GA

TBD

Supermarket

3.x

GA

TBD

Deprecated Products and Versions

The following products are deprecated. Users are advised to move to newer versions or products.

Product

Version

Lifecycle Status

EOL Date

Chef Manage

2.5.x

Deprecated

TBD

Chef Workflow

2.x

Deprecated

TBD

End of Life (EOL) Products

Product

Version

Lifecycle Status

EOL Date

Analytics

All

EOL

December 31, 2018

Automate

1.x

EOL

December 31, 2019

Chef Client

13 and under

EOL

April 30, 2019

Chef Compliance

All

EOL

December 31, 2018

ChefDK

2 and under

EOL

April 30, 2019

Enterprise Chef

All

EOL

December 31, 2018

Chef InSpec

2 and under

EOL

December 31, 2019

Chef Provisioning

All

EOL

August 31, 2019

Chef Replication/Sync

All

EOL

August 31, 2019

Reporting

All

EOL

December 31, 2018

Chef Server DRBD HA

All

EOL

March 31, 2019