Originally published at: tmt hint 01: provisioning options – Fedora Community Blog
After the initial hint describing the very first steps with tmt, let’s have a look at the available test execution options. Recall the user story from the very beginning:
As a tester or developer, I want to easily run tests in my preferred environment.
Do you want to safely run tests without breaking your laptop? Use the default provision method virtual which will execute tests under a virtual machine using libvirt with the help of testcloud:
Would you like to execute tests a bit faster and don’t need the full virtualization support? Run them in a container using podman:
tmt run --all provision --how container
Do you have an already prepared box where everything’s ready for testing and you often ssh to it to experiment safely?
tmt run --all provision --how connect --guest my.test.box
Do you know exactly what the tests are doing and feel safe to quickly run them directly on your localhost?
tmt run -a provision -h local
Note that some provision methods require additional dependencies. Installing them is easy as well:
sudo dnf install -y tmt-provision-container sudo dnf install -y tmt-provision-virtual
Happy testing! 🙂