In May 2018, we released Chef Automate version 2. We rebuilt Automate from the ground up to provide much greater performance, scale, and advanced analytics. The highlights of Automate version 2 include:
- New tools and visualizations, including a streaming event feed, trend graphs, and a rich query language, help users analyze infrastructure and compliance automation data from a unified dashboard.
- Integration with cloud compliance capabilities of Chef InSpec to evaluate cloud configurations (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) via APIs for compliance on either an ad-hoc or ongoing basis.
- A Go-based microservices architecture, with a modern, performant web UI atop a REST API, enables Automate to support tens of thousands of nodes from a single installation.
For most customers, the process to move from version 1.x to 2 is a simple, in-place upgrade.
As of December 31, 2019, Automate 1.x will no longer be supported. Users of Automate 1.x are encouraged to upgrade to version 2 before this date. For more details on Chef Automate version 2, including installation and upgrade instructions, please visit https://automate.chef.io/, or reach out to your Chef representative.