upstart_service

Use the upstart_service InSpec audit resource to test a service using Upstart.


Syntax

An upstart_service resource block declares the name of a service and then one (or more) matchers to test the state of the service:

describe upstart_service('service_name') do
  it { should be_installed }
  it { should be_enabled }
  it { should be_running }
end

where

  • ('service_name') must specify a service name
  • be_installed, be_enabled, and be_running are valid matchers for this resource; all matchers available to the service resource may be used

The path to the service manager’s control may be specified for situations where the path isn’t available in the current PATH. For example:

describe upstart_service('service_name', '/path/to/control') do
  it { should be_enabled }
  it { should be_installed }
  it { should be_running }
end


Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

be_enabled

The be_enabled matcher tests if the named service is enabled:

it { should be_enabled }

be_installed

The be_installed matcher tests if the named service is installed:

it { should be_installed }

be_running

The be_running matcher tests if the named service is running:

it { should be_running }