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A Test Kitchen Driver for Wpar.


You need a AIX partition with chef client and sudo installed.

Installation and Setup

Please read the Driver usage page for more details.


TODO: Write descriptions of all configuration options

  • wpar_name wpar name on AIX global system. Default to kitchenwpar.
  • aix_host aix global partition name. Default to localhost.
  • aix_user aix global partition username. Default to root.
  • aix_key Specify a path to the ssh key to create a connection.
  • wpar_address wpar IP address to use. Not needed if an entry already exists in /etc/hosts on Global partition.
  • wpar_vg Volume group to use to store shared wpar filesystems. Default to rootvg.
  • wpar_rootvg Specify the hdisk to use to create a rootvg system wpar.
  • wpar_mksysb uses a wpar backup. Specify a path to a backup to save time.
  • wpar_copy_rootvg adds the option ' -t' to copy rootvg file systems.
  • isVersioned create a versioned wpar. Used only with wpar_mksysb.
  • isWritable adds the option ' -l' to have a non-shared, writable /usr file system and /opt file system.
  • share_network_resolution adds the option ' -r' to share name resolution services (i.e. /etc/resolv.conf) with the wpar.
  • sudo path to sudo command in case we need it.
  • ssh_port Lets you specify the ssh port to use. Default to 22.


Determines whether or not a Chef Omnibus package will be installed. There are several different behaviors available:

  • true - the latest release will be installed. Subsequent converges will skip re-installing if chef is present.
  • latest - the latest release will be installed. Subsequent converges will always re-install even if chef is present.
  • <VERSION_STRING> (ex: 10.24.0) - the desired version string will be passed the script. Subsequent converges will skip if the installed version and the desired version match.
  • false or nil - no chef is installed.

The default value is unset, or nil. Should be false if your AIX system has no internet access.


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make. For example:

  1. Fork the repo
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Created and maintained by Alain Dejoux (


Apache 2.0 (see LICENSE)