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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
Supermarket¹ 4.x Releasing Soon n/a
Chef Backend¹ 3.x Releasing Soon n/a
Push Jobs¹ 3.x Releasing Soon 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 Server 12.x GA April 30, 2020
Chef InSpec 3.x GA April 30, 2020
Push Jobs 2.5.x GA April 30, 2020
Supermarket 3.x GA April 30, 2020

Deprecated Products and Versions

The following products are deprecated or end of life. Users are advised to use newer versions or products.

Product Version Lifecycle Status EOL Date
Chef Automate 1.x Deprecated December 31, 2019
Chef Manage 2.5.x Deprecated TBD
Chef Provisioning All Deprecated August 31, 2019
Chef Workflow 2.x Deprecated TBD
Chef InSpec 1.x Deprecated December 31, 2019
Chef InSpec 2.x Deprecated December 31, 2019

End of Life (EOL) Products

Product Version Lifecycle Status EOL Date
Analytics All EOL December 31, 2018
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
Reporting All EOL December 31, 2018