Running a Web UI test on the VMWare cloud

To apply load to a Web UI test in a private cloud, ideally before the application under test goes live, you can run the test on the VMWare cloud.

Before you begin

About this task

A Web UI test is run on the HCL OneTest Performance Cloud Manager and is charged according to the number of Web UI-Hours that the test ran. For information about how to get started, see About Promotional code and Subscription ID.

Procedure

  1. Download the workbench and agent templates and import them to the VMWare vCenter server. See https://rptcloudmgr.rational.ibmcloud.com/vmware/.
  2. Create a local schedule, add the Web UI test, and run it. To create a schedule, see Creating a VU Schedule. To run the schedule, see Running tests from a schedule. The cost of running a cloud schedule depends on the number of VU-Hours and/or Web UI-Hours that the schedule runs. So, consider running the local schedule with the default 5 users to fix any errors before scaling up the load to run on the cloud.
  3. To run the schedule on a private cloud such as VMWare ESXi, in HCL OneTest Performance, create a location template. See Creating location templates for VMware.
  4. Connect to the cloud manager. See Connecting to the VMware server.
  5. Create a cloud schedule. See Creating a cloud VU Schedule.
  6. Run the cloud schedule. See Running a cloud VU Schedule.
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