InSpec is an open-source testing framework created by Chef that enables you to specify compliance, security, and other policy requirements.
However, the usage is not limited to compliance checking only as you can also use it to validate systems.
And, as InSpec is code which is very readable and easy to implement it can be used in a lot of different cases.
For a DevOps engineer it is a must have to tool which can be used together with Chef, Puppet or Ansible.
We will go over the language, use cases along with short demo’s.
Gratien D’haese is a Belgian independent IT Consultant who is already 28 years active in the Unix world
(and with Linux since its invention in 1991).
Gratien has a broad experience with Unix/Linux in general, Open Source software, Unix networking and security, big system administration tasks, clustering, consultancy, DevOps (chef, ansible) and project management.
Gratien is quite active in the Unix/Linux Open Source world and
is giving talks around various topics since the days of the Belgian UNIX Users Group and other organizations
promoting Unix/Linux and the Open Source movement.
Gratien is the co-founder and main designer of Relax-and-Recover (ReaR) together with Schlomo Schapiro and Johannes Meixner (both from Germany).
This project started in 2006 and the software is part of RHEL, Fedora, EPEL and SLES HA - [http://relax-and-recover.org/] Gratien is also involved with other Open Source projects, such as “Relax-and-Recover Automated Testing”, Upgrade-ux, Config2HTML, and some more little projects.