In a distributed Test Studio installation, the Storage Server is responsible for handling tests and test results for scheduled test runs. It does not need to be on the same machine as any other service or application, although it must be accessible from the Scheduling Server.
If you decide to host the Storage service on a separate machine, you need to install minimum the Test Studio Run-time edition on this computer. Ensure to include the Storage Service component in the Customize Installation dialog in the installation wizard.
Note! The Test Studio services are not selected in a default Test Studio Standalone installation and are installed by default when installing the Run-time Test Studio edition.
The Test Studio Storage Service is using MongoDb as storage database. The installation wizard performs a check if there is an existing installation of MongoDB on the machine. If this is first time installation of any Test Studio component, the wizard will need to install the MongoDB as well. Once prompted, agree to the MongoDB license agreement and its download and installation will start automatically.
Test Studio will install and configure automatically the MongoDB database on the current machine.
Note! Please, note that MongoDb requires at least 4Gb hard drive space to operate normally.
The Test Studio Storage Service is being configured together with the Scheduling one.