Implements a Beaker hypervisor that makes hosts provisioned by the AlwaysBeScheduling service available to a Beaker run.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'beaker-abs'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install beaker-abs


Create a beaker host config with hypervisor: abs, and pass the data from the AlwaysBeScheduling service in the ABS_RESOURCE_HOSTS environment variable to the beaker ABS hypervisor. For example, given a host config:

    hypervisor: abs
    platform: el-7-x86_64
    template: redhat-7-x86_64
      - agent

Run beaker as:

env ABS_RESOURCE_HOSTS=<data> beaker --hosts hosts.yaml

Beaker will populate the vmhostname property for each host using information provided by the AlwaysBeScheduling service.


After checking out the repo, run bundle install --path .bundle to install dependencies. Then, run bundle exec rake test to run the tests.

To release a new version, run the release pipeline (infrastructure access is required) and provide the following parameters:

  • PUBLIC: Whether to release the gem to
  • version: Desired version to release

The pipeline will update the version number in version.rb, create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags to GitHub, and optionally push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the Apache-2.0 License.