In this hands-on lab, you are tasked with creating an InSpec testing profile and will need to change that profile to perform certain checks on the server’s file system. The InSpec tests will need to pass with no errors.
You will be provided a configured Chef Workstation with Chef InSpec pre-installed for you.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Log In to the Provided Server and Ensure It Is Ready
Log in to the server as
cloud_userwith the provided password to ensure you can login. The server has Chef Workstation already installed. When the file
SERVER-READYis listed in the
/home/cloud_userfolder, then you can start the tasks. If the
SERVER-READYfile is not listed, please log out and in a few minutes, log back in to check it again.
- Create and Edit Chef InSpec Test Profile
Use the appropriate commands and create an InSpec test profile called
filesystem-test. Accept any licenses. Use the
cdcommand to move the test profile.
Locate the appropriate test file used by InSpec and edit it to test read/write permissions of the
/reportingfolder for the user
- Run Chef InSpec Test Profile and Check for Errors
Using the appropriate InSpec commands, run the test profile called filesystem-test and check for errors. Unless you have already created the folder called /reporting with the appropriate permissions, it is expected that your test profile, once run, will show errors. Fix the errors so that none are shown. Re run the InSpec test. Once there are no errors then the Lab is complete.
NOTE: You may need to run the InSpec command using sudo or as the root user.