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Wednesday, June 19 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
On-premises development using kitchen-vcenter

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Test Kitchen is certainly one of the core tools for developing Chef projects. But while most development and testing is done on AWS, Azure or local machines, some customers have the desire or even some requirements to work in their own datacenters running on VMware vSphere.
The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to do exactly this: develop and test on infrastructure which might be identical to the on-premises systems, using the same VMware templates and system/network configurations to minimize surprises on production deployments.
Topics of this session:
* Basics of the underlying technology
* Speed up development using Linked Clones and the Guest Operations API
* Improve feedback cycles by connecting to new Windows servers within seconds
* Work in Progress: How to develop on “disconnected” VMs which are not reachable via network

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Thomas Heinen

Thomas works as certified Chef professional services consultant and trainer for tecRacer. Over the last years he realized Chef projects for enterprise customers in the energy, engineering and finance sectors. While his focus is mostly on extending Chef and InSpec functionality for... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm BST
Breakout 2