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User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

OpsWorks Agent Changes

The following table describes important changes to the Chef 12 agent that AWS OpsWorks Stacks installs on instances that it manages.

Agent Version Description Release Date
4023
  • Add support for CloudWatch Logs integration

April 2, 2017
4022
  • Update Chef client version to 12.18.31

February 1, 2017
4021
  • Improve proxy handling

December 16, 2016
4020
  • Update Chef client version to 12.16.42

December 8, 2016
4019
  • Source proxy variables during agent installation

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 now uses systemd instead of monit

  • Don't setup EPEL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  • Use flock instead of lockrun.c for process locking

  • Avoid odd output of ps -p1 when checking for systemd

October 19, 2016
4018
  • Update Chef client version to 12.13.37

  • Add support for Amazon Linux 2016.09

August 25, 2016
4017
  • Update Chef client version to 12.12.15

August 10, 2016
4016
  • Fix agent uninstallation on systems where monit is not used

June 23, 2016
4015
  • Fix ECS setup for Amazon Linux 2016.03

June 17, 2016
4011
  • Update Chef client version to 12.10.24

  • Improve log upload handling

May 19, 2016
4008
  • Add support for Amazon Linux 2016.03

  • Add timeout to bundle install

  • Add xfs to /etc/filesystems if it exists

March 16, 2016
4007
  • Update Chef client version to 12.7.2

  • Improvements for error handling for on-premises instances (servers hosted outside of AWS)

  • Improve compatibility with latest chef-sugar

  • Retry archive download for deployment

March 4, 2016
4006
  • Update Chef client version to 12.6.0

  • Don't install libxml2-devel/libxml2-dev and libxslt-devel/libxslt-dev packages on agent install

January 21, 2016
4005
  • Fix ec2 import by always enabling ec2 data in ohai for ec2 infrastructure

December 17, 2015
4004
  • AWS OpsWorks Stacks support for Chef 12 Linux- Chef Client 12.5.1

December 3, 2015