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Chef Automate: AWS Opsworks For Chef Automate

AWS Opsworks For Chef Automate

Chef Automate provides a full suite of enterprise capabilities for workflow, node visibility and compliance. Additionally, it integrates with the open-source products Chef, InSpec and Habitat. Moreover, Chef Automate comes with comprehensive 24×7 support services for the entire platform, including open source components. Now, let’s discuss AWS Opsworks For Chef Automate.

For related guides on Chef and Chef Automate see: How to setup Chef Automate on AWS, Chef – Node Bootstrapping and Repo: How to setup Chef Repository.


Chef Automate includes a pipeline for continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications. In this full-stack approach, the delivery of infrastructure changes are tandem with any application changes, which allows for safe deployment at high velocity.

Chef Automate gives you a data warehouse that accepts input from Chef, Habitat, and Chef Automate workflow and compliance. It provides views into operational and workflow events. There is a query language available through the UI and customisable dashboards.

Here is an example of the Chef Automate dashboard.

High Availability

Chef Automate has a high-availability Chef server option for fault tolerance, immediately consistent search results, and accurate real-time data about your infrastructure. Chef Automate also provides a graphical management console for the Chef server


Chef Automate creates customizable reports that identify compliance issues, security risks, and outdated software. You can write your own compliance rules in InSpec, or you can get started quickly by using built-in profiles. These built-in profiles have predefined rule sets for a variety of security frameworks, such as Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks, included as part of Chef Automate.

Compliance reporting is currently done through two mechanisms: The integrated compliance reporting in Chef Automate 0.8.5 or later, and the standalone Chef Compliance server.

See the documentation here.

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