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New endpoint to remove bootstrapped nodes from automate's database

Our team is bootstrapping short lived azure scale set instances to chef that after few minutes/hours are deleted and removed via chef's API. However, those nodes are still lingering in automate for several dates based on our data lifecycle policy and there is no way to clean them up without effecting other node types. To the point where there are ~30 live nodes in chef but over 2k still visible in automate.

So the idea would be to either:

1) Expose new chef automate's API endpoint that would allow us to remove the bootstrapped nodes completely from its database

2) Add a new parameter to chef's API endpoint and knife node/client delete commands that would also remove them from automate's database

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  • Mar 22 2023
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