Kitchen::Vsphere: A Test Kitchen Driver for VMWare vSphere

A Test Kitchen Driver for VMWare vSphere

This driver uses the fog gem to provision and destroy VMWare vSphere instances. Use your own vSphere host for your infrastructure testing!

Shamelessly copied from Fletcher Nichol's awesome work on an EC2 driver.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'kitchen-vsphere'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install kitchen-vsphere


Provide, at a minimum, the required driver options in your .kitchen.yml file:

driver_plugin: vsphere
  username: [ssh user name of provisioned guest (default is root)]
  password: [ssh password of provisioned guest]
    vsphere_username: [your vsphere server user name]
    vsphere_password: [your vsphere server password]
    vsphere_server: [your vsphere server host name]
    vsphere_expected_pubkey_hash: [hash of your hosts public ssl key]
    datacenter: [vsphere datacenter name where template is located]
    network_label: [vsphere network name to use]
    network_adapter_device_key: [network key]
    template_path: [path to the template of vm to clone]

The template-path option can be specified as a template name or vm name. The path should include the folder path relative th the datacenter.

By default, a unique server name will be generated and the current user's RSA SSH key will be used.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Run style checks and RSpec tests (bundle exec rake)
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  6. Create new Pull Request