How do you test infrastructure? What role can a QA play in a devops world.
Harshad Wankhede and me gave a talk on our experiences applying QA practices to testing the infrastructure as well as the infrastructure automation code we had written using Chef, at the VodQA 2013 QA conference.
We created and implemented an automated infrastructure testing strategy using Rspec, Test Kitchen and Docker. This setup greatly increased the confidence in the automated setup done using Chef recipes and helped us catch issues with the automation sooner, leading to less time spent debugging environment issues.
Here are the slides and video for the same,* Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoO64V-mD34 * Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/bhumika2108/infra-structure-testing