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ServerSpec: Automating Configuration Tests

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Serverspec is open-source software that is used to perform configuration tests on remote systems. It performs tests on the remote systems using SSH.

A Kali CLI machine (kali-cli) with Serverspec and a remote test server machine (test-server) are provided to the user. The configuration test file for this test server is kept in the home directory of the root user. The credentials of the test servers are given below:


Objective: Run tests using Serverspec to check if the remote system is configured properly!


  • The configuration file is provided a/root/serverspec_example/spec/test-server/ directory
  • The remote server is running and can be reached on “test-server” hostname

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