We're trying to develop CI/CD processes to automate testing and installing our builds. Ya know, as one does in DevOps.
The end result of our build process are ISOs that use Red Hat Kickstart to install RHEL + our software. Today we burn the ISOs to DVD and install them on bare metal hardware. I would like to some how install and test these ISOs on virtual machines as part of our CI process. Something like:
- Push commit to GitLab.
- GitLab CI process runs.
- Generates an ISO.
- Creates a half dozen VMs via Ansible/Vagrant/something else??
- Installs ISO in each VM.
- Runs a smoke test on each VM to verify that it boots and our software runs.
I'm not really sure how to do 4, 5, and 6. What tools should we be using? Welcome any tips or advice... even just names of automation tools to look into.