Regression test suite on a virtual machine in the background

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Regression test suite on a virtual machine in the background

Postby Adenr » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:18 pm

Can I run my regression test suite on a virtual machine "in the background"? Do you know of any issues about doing this?
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Re: Regression test suite on a virtual machine in the backgr

Postby eValid » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:42 am

Adenr wrote:Can I run my regression test suite on a virtual machine "in the background"? Do you know of any issues about doing this?
An eValid test playback can happen on any Windows machine, including virtual machine images.

The phrase "...in the background..." could mean either that you are running from the scheduler directly, or as a scheduled task, and either of those options could be if you are running on a logged-in desktop or not.

All of those options work, but some may require some special support steps on the part of your system administrator. The problems we've seen aren't really eValid's problems as much as they are assuring that eValid can have read access to the script file that it is supposed to run, and that it has write access to the EventLog.

(And, yes, it IS also possible to launch an eValid playback without an EventLog, and you might be doing this if your script uses SaveRecord commands to record the details of the performance during playback. But you do have to have write permission for the target of the SaveRecord command.)

The gist of all of this is that every kind of execution is possible, and some of the modes you may want to use will involve your system administrator to make sure the right file access permissions, and desktop access (if required because of non-desktop-safe command), and all of the other needed resources (including the appropriate license files) are available.

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