Test Kitchen

Build Status Code Climate

A convergence integration test harness for configuration management systems.

Getting started

Project Setup

In your Gemfile, add test-kitchen as a dependency:

gem 'test-kitchen', git: 'git://github.com/opscode/test-kitchen.git', branch: '1.0'

and run the bundle command to install:

$ bundle install

This will expose the test-kitchen CLI. Run bundle exec kitchen init to get started:

$ kitchen init

You will be prompted with a series of questions. In this guide, we will be using the kitchen vagrant driver.

$ bundle exec kitchen init
      create  .kitchen.yml
      append  Rakefile
      create  test/integration/default
      append  .gitignore
      append  .gitignore
      Add a Driver plugin to your Gemfile?
      (y/n)> y
      Enter gem name, `list', or `skip'>
      append  Gemfile
      You must run `bundle install' to fetch any new gems.

Run the bundle command again to install the new vagrant driver:

$ bundle install

Open up the .kitchen.yml file created in the root of your repository.

Now, it is time to get testing. Use the --parallel option to run your tests in parallel. Trust us, it's faster!

$ bundle exec kitchen test

Helpful Switches

  • --destroy=always|passed|never
    • passed (default): destroy the machine after a successful test run (which implies passing tests.)
    • never: Never clean up builds, even if they pass or fail.
    • always: Regardless of the success or failure of the build, destroy the machine.
  • --log-level=debug|info|warn|error|fatal - Set the log-level of the entire stack, including the chef-solo run.

The Kitchen YAML format

Test-Kitchen reads its configuration from the .kitchen.yml configuration file at the root of your cookbook. It closely resembles the format of .travis.yml which is intentional.

There are 4 stanzas in .kitchen.yml, driver_plugin, driver_config, platforms, and suites. driver_plugin, platforms, and suites are currently required. driver_config can optionally be used to set values for all platforms defined.

The driver_plugin stanza is only one line long and defines which driver is used by test-kitchen.

The platforms stanza defines individual virtual machines. Additional driver_config, node attributes, and run_list can be defined in this stanza

The suites stanza defines sets of tests that you intend to be run on each platform. A run_list and node attributes can be defined for each suite. The run_list and node attributes will be merged with that of each platform. In case of the conflict, the attributes defined on the suite will triumph.

driver_plugin: vagrant

- name: ubuntu-12.04
    box: opscode-ubuntu-12.04
    box_url: https://opscode-vm.s3.amazonaws.com/vagrant/boxes/opscode-ubuntu-12.04.box

- name: centos-6.3
    box: opscode-centos-6.3
    box_url: https://opscode-vm.s3.amazonaws.com/vagrant/boxes/opscode-centos-6.3.box
  - recipe[yum::epel]

- name: stock_system_and_user
  - recipe[user::data_bag]
  - recipe[rvm::system]
  - recipe[rvm::user]
    - wigglebottom
      - user: wigglebottom
        default_ruby: 1.8.7

Overriding .kitchen.yaml with .kitchen.<driver>.local.yml


A Note

This project is currently in rapid development which means frequent releases, potential for massive refactorings (that could be API breaking), and minimal to no documentation. This will change as the project transitions to be used in production environments.

Despite the warnings above, if you are still interested, please get in touch via freenode/IRC (#chef-hacking), Twitter (@fnichol), or Email (fnichol@nichol.ca).

For everyone else, watch this space.