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Use Chef Infra and Test Kitchen

In this hands-on lab, you are tasked with configuring Chef cookbooks to be used with Test Kitchen. Chef Workstation and Docker have been installed, but you will need to ensure the CentOS instance is up and running.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 13, 2021

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  1. Challenge

    Log In to the Provided Server and Ensure It Is Ready

    Log in to the server as cloud_user with the provided password to ensure you can login. The server has Chef Workstation already installed. When the file SERVER-READY is listed in the /home/cloud_user folder, then you can start the tasks.

  2. Challenge

    Create and Edit a Default Cookbook under the Chef Folder

    Create a cookbook called testing, using the appropriate command, then use the cd command to move it to the cookbook. Find the appropriate file used by Test Kitchen, edit it to be used with Docker, and ensure that only the CentOS instance is started. Do not add a version to the CentOS instance in order to grab the latest Docker image.

  3. Challenge

    Use Appropriate Commands to Start Up a Test Kitchen Environment

    Use the appropriate commands to start the Test Kitchen environment. Test if the environment is able to start and is accessible. Once you have confirmed accessibility, then you have successfully completed this lab.

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