Legacy: Activate Chef Configuration Automation Chef Configuration Automation is deprecated in the Istanbul release. It is still available on instances upgraded from a previous release but is not available for new instances. Activating the Chef Configuration Management plugin, which is available as a separate subscription, also activates the Configuration Automation, Orchestration, and Orchestration Activities - Chef plugins. Chef configuration automation uses Orchestration, which requires a separate subscription. Before you begin To purchase a subscription, contact your ServiceNow account manager. The account manager can arrange to have the plugin activated on your organization's production and sub-production instances, generally within a few days. If you do not have an account manager, decide to delay activation after purchase, or want to evaluate the product on a sub-production instance without charge, follow these steps. Role required: none Procedure In the HI Service Portal, click Service Catalog > Activate Plugin. Fill out the form. Target Instance Instance on which to activate the plugin. Plugin Name Name of the plugin to activate. Specify the date and time you would like this plugin to be enabled Date and time must be at least 2 business days from the current time. Note: Plugins are activated in two batches each business day in the Pacific timezone, once in the morning and once in the evening. If the plugin must be activated at a specific time, enter the request in the Reason/Comments. Reason/Comments Any information that would be helpful for the ServiceNow personnel activating the plugin such as if you need the plugin activated at a specific time instead of during one of the default activation windows. Click Submit. Legacy: Installed with ChefActivating the Chef Configuration Management plugin adds or modifies tables, user roles, properties, and other components. Demo data that demonstrates the Chef features is available.