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Update ohai to work with AWS IMDSv2

From github issue:


AWS has announced they will be making changes to how the instance metadata endpoint works.
This may affect ohai.

See the announcement and the user guide


A Chef customer has revealed that they will soon be required to use version 2 of the EC2 Instance Metadata Service.

  • Ken Langdon
  • Jan 21 2020
  • Completed
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    Tim Smith commented
    4 Feb 01:02am

    Good news! This is shipping in Chef Infra Client 16.10 this week along with support for the newest metadata API versions.

  • Joshua O'Brien commented
    24 Jul, 2020 02:22pm

    Work appears to be in progress by github user wilkosz

  • Joshua O'Brien commented
    24 Jul, 2020 02:21pm

    Deferring conversation on this to the github issue in the description