Writing tests | Multi OS support | Sudo password support
Basic structure of test files
With Rakefile generated by serverspec-init, test files must be placed under the directory which name matches the target host name like this. (You can customize this structure by editing Rakefile and spec_helper.rb as you like.)
You can write a test file like this.
require 'spec_helper' describe '<name of the resource being tested>' do # your tests ... end
See details on Resource Types.
Multi OS support
Serverspec is supporting these OSes currently. (But all of OSes are not fully supported.)
- Arch Linux
- Darwin(Mac OS X)
- Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS
- Gentoo Linux
- Plamo Linux
Serverspec can detect target host’s OS automatically.
If you’d like to set target host’s OS explicitly, you should write
set :os like this
require 'serverspec' set :os, :family => 'redhat', :release => '7', :arch => 'x86_64'
Sudo password support
If you log into servers as non-root user, Serverspec add “sudo” in front of the command. You can specify sudo password like this.
$ SUDO_PASSWORD=xxxxxxxx rake spec
Or display prompt for sudo password if you run Serverspec like this.
$ ASK_SUDO_PASSWORD=1 rake spec