About Drivers

A Test Kitchen driver is what supports configuring the compute instance that is used for isolated testing. This is typically a local hypervisor (Hyper-V), hypervisor abstraction layer (Vagrant), or cloud service (AWS EC2).

Chef Workstation includes Test Kitchen along with the following drivers:

The Test Kitchen community also maintains several additional plugins not bundled directly in Chef Workstation:

There are other drivers that have existed over the life of Test Kitchen that we do not list here, either because they are un-maintained or have been supplanted by other drivers.