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Supported Versions

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


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.

Versions and Status


Chef Infra Client generally follows an N-1 support strategy. This means that if version 16 is the latest version, then both 15 and 16 are supported. As soon as version 17 is released, then 15 is placed in EOL status and no longer supported.

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.

ProductVersionLifecycle StatusEOL Date
Chef AutomateLatestGAn/a
Chef Infra Client18.xGAn/a
Chef Infra Server15.xGAn/a
Chef Habitat0.81+GAn/a
Chef InSpec6.xGAn/a
Chef Workstation22.x (2022), 23.x (2023)GAn/a


Chef Backend does not directly require acceptance of the Chef EULA, but it does 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.

ProductVersionLifecycle StatusEOL Date

Deprecated Products and Versions

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

ProductVersionLifecycle StatusEOL Date
Chef Backend3.xDeprecatedTBD
Chef Infra Client17.xDeprecatedNovember 30, 2024
Chef Infra Server14.xDeprecatedTBD
Chef InSpec5.xDeprecatedTBD
Chef Manage2.5.x+DeprecatedTBD

End of Life (EOL) Products

ProductVersionLifecycle StatusEOL Date
AnalyticsAllEOLDecember 31, 2018
Chef Automate1.xEOLDecember 31, 2019
Chef Infra Client16 and underEOLNovember 30, 2022
Chef Compliance ServerAllEOLDecember 31, 2018
ChefDKALLEOLDecember 31, 2020
Chef Infra Server13.xEOLJune 30, 2021
Chef InSpec2 and underEOLDecember 31, 2019
Chef InSpec3.xEOLApril 30, 2020
Chef InSpec4.xEOLNovember 14, 2023
Chef ProvisioningAllEOLAugust 31, 2019
Chef Push JobsAllEOLDecember 31, 2020
Chef Replication/SyncAllEOLAugust 31, 2019
Chef Server DRBD HAAllEOLMarch 31, 2019
Chef Workflow (Delivery)AllEOLDecember 31, 2020
Chef Workstation20.12.205 and underEOLDecember 31, 2021
Enterprise ChefAllEOLDecember 31, 2018
ReportingAllEOLDecember 31, 2018
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