Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

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Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Over the last few posts we optimized our kitchen-vcenter setups and are stuck with the usual, long boot times of Windows systems. Surprisingly, VMware introduced a feature which can help us get rid of those. For good.

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Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Over the last few posts we optimized our kitchen-vcenter setups and are stuck with the usual, long boot times of Windows systems. Surprisingly, VMware introduced a feature which can help us get rid of those. For good.

Read more →

Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

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Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

In this part of the blog series, we will look on how to speed up IP discovery of new machines with a little-known feature of the VMware Tools.

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Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

In this part of the blog series, we will look on how to speed up IP discovery of new machines with a little-known feature of the VMware Tools.

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Quickly starting new Test Kitchen machines is one of the main concerns for getting the desired feedback cycles in cookbook development. While machines get created as a full clone by default, the kitchen-vcenter driver offers a better alternative.

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Quickly starting new Test Kitchen machines is one of the main concerns for getting the desired feedback cycles in cookbook development. While machines get created as a full clone by default, the kitchen-vcenter driver offers a better alternative.

Read more →

Target Mode with Serial Devices

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Target Mode with Serial Devices

Usually, you will work with SSH or WinRM to connect to remote nodes and configure them. Those standard protocols bring along all the perks of a modern network connection: Encryption, Authentication, File transfers, etc

But what if you have a device without network connectivity?

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Target Mode with Serial Devices

Usually, you will work with SSH or WinRM to connect to remote nodes and configure them. Those standard protocols bring along all the perks of a modern network connection: Encryption, Authentication, File transfers, etc

But what if you have a device without network connectivity?

Read more →

The kitchen-vcenter Driver

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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

Read more →

The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

Read more →