Join Robin Beck for an in-depth discussion in this video Write an InSpec test, part of Chef Essential Training.
- Back inside of my default testing file,…I'm going to modify the port test…to should be underscore listening, from should not.…I'm going to write a few more in spec tests though…to show you how useful this can be.…In addition to testing that the port is listening,…we can also test things like the type of traffic…it should be expecting.…I can write it's protocols,…and here I'll state that it's protocols should include…and in quotes, tcp.…
Meaning I should be listening to web traffic on port 80.…We can also test all those other chef resources…we've been working with in this class.…We can test things like files, packages, services.…All of these have in spec resources…designed to test those chef resources themselves.…So, for example, let's test a file.…For the file resource, we always start with describe…or really, for any in spec resource,…a description is a test.…
So, we'll describe a file…and in parenthesis and quotes,…I'll give the path to that file, slash var, www,…default,…public, underscore html…slash index dot php.…
This intermediate-level course provides insights into the Chef architecture through practical examples and demos, including the deployment of a PHP application on top of a LAMP stack. Instructor Robin Beck walks through recipe development and the various prebuilt cookbooks available from the Chef community Supermarket, and reviews best practices for building wrapper cookbooks that allow you to access recipes from different cookbooks. He also shows how to work more efficiently with knife commands for managing clients, cookbooks, and data.
- Building a setup recipe
- Using cookbooks to organize recipes
- Using community recipes
- Uploading cookbooks
- Using the database cookbook
- Adding PHP to the mix
- Searching with knife
- Testing cookbooks with Kitchen
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Review the Fundamentals
2. Community Code
3. Complete the LAMP Stack
4. The Joy of Test Kitchen
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