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Test Kitchen + Puppet


Provisioning an Apache Software Foundation VM requires a lot of moving parts -- things with names like apt, gem, hiera, kitchen, puppet, and r10k. To make things easier, the Apache infrastructure team provides a base definition on top of which you install and configure ‘modules’. Modules can be pretty much anything, examples being ldap and tomcat.

There are two sets of modules that you can draw from: 3rd party modules and [ASF])https://github.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet/tree/deployment/modules) modules.

As an alternative to a full configuration (which would involve DNS setup, etc), the recommended process is to copy the relevant configuration file from the infrastructure-puppet repository to the default-ubuntu1464, make changes to that subset of the configuration, and only copying, committing, and pushing the results when done.



Clone Repositories

git clone https://github.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet-kitchen
git clone https://github.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet

Install required gems

gem install bundler
gem install test-kitchen
gem install kitchen-puppet
gem install kitchen-vagrant
cd <path to infrastructure-puppet repo>
bundle install

Get modules

cd <path to infra puppet repo>
./bin/pull # this will pull in all the 3rd party modules at the specified versions we use in production

Make modules useable

cd <path to puppet-kitchen repo>
cd puppet/modules
export ipr=<path to infra-puppet repo>
for i in $(ls $ipr/3rdParty); do ln -s $ipr/3rdParty/$i ./; done
for i in $(ls $ipr/modules); do ln -s $ipr/modules/$i ./; done


`` to upgrade to the latest RubyGems: gem update --system ##may need to be administrator or root *** NOTE: RubyGems 1.1 and 1.2 have problems upgrading when there is no rubygems-update installed. You will need to use the following instructions if you see Nothing to update. If you have an older version of RubyGems installed, then you can still do it in two steps:

$ gem install rubygems-update  # again, might need to be admin/root
$ update_rubygems              # ... here too

kitchen login default-ubuntu1664 sudo gem install puppet sudo gem install bundle sudo gem install kitchen-sync

remove the block puppetlabs and puppetdeps from puppet/data/ubuntu/1604.yaml In the suites section add the excludes in nfrastructure-puppet-kitchen/.kitchen.yml as follows: suites:

  • name: default manifest: site.pp driver_config: network: - [“private_network”, {ip: “”}] excludes: - ubuntu1464 #you get this name from the “platforms”section in the .kitchen.yml file

from the main directory where you cloned infrastructure-puppet-kitchen kitchen create default kitchen exec default -c ‘sudo gem install deep_merge’ kitchen converge default

Usage ----- ### Basic Start by copying a machine configuration from the [data/nodes](https://github.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet/tree/deployment/data/nodes) repository to ``puppet/data/node/default-ubuntu1464.yaml``, editing it as needed, and then running:

kitchen converge default

This will bring up a vm, run puppet apply. From there, you can continue modifying the definition and/or writing new puppet module(s) (in ```puppet/modules/$module```) and testing by rerunning the above command. You can directly `ssh` into your virtual machine using the following command:

kitchen login default

If you have started a service like Apache httpd on this machine, you can access it at the following IP address: ``. ### Modules Modules are organized into two types: "third party" and "ASF custom". Third party modules are listed in [infrastructure-puppet/Puppetfile](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet/deployment/Puppetfile), and updated using the `bin/pull` command described above. Information on locating a module can be found at [puppet labs documentation](http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/4.3/reference/quick_start_module_install_nix.html). Custom modules are stored in [infrastructure-puppet/modules/](https://github.com/apache/infrastructure-puppet/tree/deployment/modules). Again, documentation on how to write a module can be found in the [puppet labs documentation](http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/4.3/reference/quick_writing_nix.html). ### Cleanup When done, you can take down and remove the VM with the following command:

kitchen destroy default

### Further reading Most the the [test-kitchen](https://github.com/test-kitchen/test-kitchen#usage) option work with puppet, however make sure to see the [kitchen-puppet](https://github.com/neillturner/kitchen-puppet/blob/master/provisioner_options.md) documentation (even though the explanations aren't nearly as detailed as it needs to be). Most information has been taken from [here](http://ehaselwanter.com/en/blog/2014/05/08/using-test-kitchen-with-puppet/)