Chef Habitat centers application configuration, management, and behavior around the application itself, not the infrastructure or operating system it runs on. This allows Chef Habitat to be deployed and run on a wide array of clouds, data centers, schedulers, and platforms.
Note Linux-based packages can run on Linux distributions running kernel 2.6.32 or later. Windows-based packages can run on Windows Server 2012 or later and Windows 8 64-bit or later.
This section of the Chef Habitat documentation is dedicated to the operational aspects of the framework and how to use the tools Chef Habitat brings to the table. If you don't yet have an understanding of the way Chef Habitat handles application automation, we recommend checking out our tutorials for some quick hands-on experience before diving into the docs.