ChefDK

NEW! Now Included in Chef Workstation

Chef Workstation has the full ChefDK built in! Chef Workstation includes all the familiar ChefDK tools, so you don't need to add anything extra to get started.

Installation Guide

The ChefDK is a package that includes everything you need to start using Chef.

This includes:

  • chef-client: an agent that configures your nodes
  • Ohai: a tool for collecting system profiling data
  • chef and knife: command-line utilities for generating Chef cookbooks and managing node configurations respectively
  • Test Kitchen: a testing harness for rapid validation of Chef code
  • InSpec: Chef’s open source security & compliance automation framework

A full list of tools collected in ChefDK can be found in the extended documentation

ChefDK Workflow