Test Kitchen driver for Azure: Managed Disks support added
kitchen-azurerm v0.9.1 contains support for Managed Disks, saves an average of 10% on provisioning time
Every year at ChefConf, we run a hackday on the day after the event. It was great to see so many practitioners and veterans in the same room hacking away on tools that excite them!
Whilst Test Kitchen instances come and go quite quickly, there is a provisioning time benefit to using them as we no longer need to provision a Storage Account. My unscientific tests put this at about 10%. Instead of a Storage Account, you will only see an OSDisk resource in your Test Kitchen resource group.
Managed Disks is now the default in the latest kitchen-azurerm driver (v0.9.1), which you can update/install on a machine with the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK) by running:
chef gem install kitchen-azurerm