Update your Style in Test Kitchen

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It is surprising how many resources on the Internet are carrying on outdated or deprecated information - the Chef ecosystem is no exception to this. While outdated style in Ruby files has been detected via cookstyle for a while, Test Kitchen files still have no sanity checks yet.

Let’s see what changed in this short post.

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It is surprising how many resources on the Internet are carrying on outdated or deprecated information - the Chef ecosystem is no exception to this. While outdated style in Ruby files has been detected via cookstyle for a while, Test Kitchen files still have no sanity checks yet.

Let’s see what changed in this short post.

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Testing Physical Machines with kitchen-static (Part 2)

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Testing on Physical Machines - Part 2

After introducing how to work with physical machines and Test Kitchen last time, we will look at a feature to allow central orchestration of available machines.

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Testing on Physical Machines - Part 2

After introducing how to work with physical machines and Test Kitchen last time, we will look at a feature to allow central orchestration of available machines.

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Testing Physical Machines with kitchen-static

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Testing on Physical Machines with kitchen-static

This article shows how to work with Test Kitchen on physical machines using the kitchen-static Driver. If you need to deliver a product (bundle of server and software) instead of just configuration, some tasks cannot be run on virtual machines alone but need testing on actual hardware.

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Testing on Physical Machines with kitchen-static

This article shows how to work with Test Kitchen on physical machines using the kitchen-static Driver. If you need to deliver a product (bundle of server and software) instead of just configuration, some tasks cannot be run on virtual machines alone but need testing on actual hardware.

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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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