With Test Studio you can schedule test lists on a single machine, but using the Test Studio services and simulating remote test list execution. The Scheduling service setup allows you to keep the generated results in a storage database.
The below article describes how to enable scheduling tests for a Standalone Test Studio installation on a single machine. You can also read this Step-By-Step series blog post about setting up Test Studio Scheduling.
- Installing Test Studio for Remote Scheduled Execution
- Configure the Test Studio Services
- Configure the Execution Client
- Setting Up a Project for Remote Scheduled Runs
- Schedule a Test List
- View Results of Remote Scheduled Run
Install Test Studio product and ensure to include the Test Studio Scheduling Service and Storage Service components in the Customize Installation dialog.
The Test Studio services can be also added by changing the already installed product.
The Storage service uses MongoDB as a storage database. The Test Studio installation wizard automatically detects, if there is an existing installation of the third party tool and if not, it will be additionally installed.
Open Test Studio and under the Project tab in the Scheduling section, click Configure button in order to access the Test Studio Scheduling Config wizard.
Optionally, the Configure Scheduling wizard can be accessed through the Windows Start menu by typing Configure Test Studio Services.
Go through each tab to setup the Test Studio services:
- MongoDB Tab
- Storage Tab
- Scheduling Tab
- Setup Automatic Emails for Scheduled Jobs
- Executive Dashboard Tab
In the dialog which appears, the first MongoDB tab contains the settings required for the Mongo database. The MongoDB data path and mongod.exe path fields are populated with the values for a default MongoDB installation. Hit the Apply button and confirm the MongoDB is started status appears in the lower left corner of the wizard.
The Scheduling config wizard uses the default MongoDB parameters to connect to it. Thus, you may need to change these, only if the MongoDB installation was modified.
The Storage tab displays the Test Studio Storage service details - you can verify the MongoDB connection string, which is the default way to connect to the Mongo database. Hit the Apply button and check the Telerik Storage Service is started status appears in the lower left corner of the wizard.
The Scheduling tab contains information about the location of the Test Studio Storage and Scheduling services. The default populated values are pointing to the local machine - localhost. For this particular configuration, these can remain unchanged and you can hit the Apply button. That will start the scheduling service and show you details about the storage service's status and database version in the Storage Service Location section. You will also see a message in the lower left corner of the wizard stating 'Telerik Scheduling Service is running'.
Optionally, you can configure the Test Studio Scheduling service to use an Email (SMTP) server by specifying few additional details. These settings allow you to send an automatic email with the results of a scheduled test list. Depending on the SMTP server configuration, mandatory fields are the 'SMTP server address' and the 'Port' to communicate with it and the 'User Email' and 'Password' are not explicitly required. Once these fields are populated, hit the Apply button to reflect the changes to the Scheduling service and check if the 'Telerik Scheduling Service is running' appears in the lower left corner of the wizard.
The Executive Dashboard tab contains information about the Storage service location used to get scheduled results from, and links the URL on which the Dashboard is hosted. The default populated values are pointing to the local machine - localhost. For this particular configuration, these can remain unchanged and you can hit the Apply button. This will start the Executive Dashboard service - you will see a in the lower left corner of the wizard stating 'Telerik Test Studio Executive Dashboard Service is running'.
Ensure the Test Runner points to the configured Scheduling service on the same local machine. Open the Test Studio Test Runner from the System Tray (it is started with Test Studio, or automatically on startup of the system, if the respective option is set).
Ensure the Scheduling URL is pointing to the local machine - localhost will be resolved to the absolute name of the machine.
Open a project, which contains the test list you wish to schedule for execution, and connect it to the configured Scheduler. Under the Project tab click the Connect option in the Scheduling section of the ribbon.
In the Scheduling Server Settings dialog, click Run Remotely, input localhost (or use the name of the machine directly), then click Connect.
Schedule Test List execution in the Test Lists view. You will be able to choose between the connected Execution machines.
View Scheduling Results after the scheduled test list run is finished.
If the machine has active firewall, ensure that the following ports are opened in both the inbound and outbound directions:
- Scheduling Service: 8009
- Storage Service: 8492
- Execution Machine(s): 55555