InSpec vs Serverspec: What are the differences?
What is InSpec? Open-source testing framework for infrastructure. It is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human- and machine-readable language for specifying compliance, security and policy requirements.
What is Serverspec? Tests for your servers configured by Puppet, Chef or anything else. With Serverspec, you can write RSpec tests for checking your servers are configured correctly Serverspec tests your servers’ actual state by executing command locally, via SSH, via WinRM, via Docker API and so on..
InSpec can be classified as a tool in the "Testing Frameworks" category, while Serverspec is grouped under "Server Configuration and Automation".
InSpec and Serverspec are both open source tools. It seems that Serverspec with 2.27K GitHub stars and 375 forks on GitHub has more adoption than InSpec with 1.86K GitHub stars and 521 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, InSpec has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to Serverspec, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.