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Kitchen::OpenStack: A Test Kitchen Driver for OpenStack

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A Test Kitchen Driver for OpenStack.

This driver uses the fog gem to provision and destroy nova instances. Use an OpenStack cloud for your infrastructure testing!

Shamelessly copied from Fletcher Nichol's awesome work on an EC2 driver, and Adam Leff's amazing work on an VRO driver.


This software project is no longer under active development as it has no active maintainers. The software may continue to work for some or all use cases, but issues filed in GitHub will most likely not be triaged. If a new maintainer is interested in working on this project please come chat with us in #test-kitchen on Chef Community Slack.


There are no external system requirements for this driver. However you will need access to an OpenStack cloud.

Installation and Setup

This plugin ships out of the box with Chef Workstation, which is the easiest way to make sure you always have the latest testing dependencies in a single package.

Download Chef Workstation to get started

Manual Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'kitchen-openstack'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install kitchen-openstack


See for documentation.


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. Run the tests and rubocop, bundle exec rake spec and bundle exec rake rubocop
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  6. Create new Pull Request


Created by Jonathan Hartman ( and maintained by JJ Asghar (


Apache 2.0 (see LICENSE)