Download and Install the VIP Server Controller

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The VIP Server Controller is a desktop application that executes VIP jobs on a local or remote machine. The remote machine can be installed on the local network as a private cloud, or using a cloud provider like Azure or AWS.

The machine onto which the Server Controller is installed must be a Windows 64-bit machine. The Server can be triggered from the Command Line or using the desktop application installed on the machine which it is installed. Alternatively, jobs can be triggered on any machine from a pre-configured web portal, and can also be invoked from CI technologies like Jenkins.

This article provides instructions for downloading and installing the VIP Server Controller. You then need to configure and setup your server. This video provides instructions on setting up the server.

VIP and the VIP Server Controller are available to download below.

Note: Get in touch if you are using VIP and the VIP Server Controller in conjunction with an on-premise installation of Test Modeller. The installation must align versions. Please contact and we will get you set up.

Use the following download links if you are using the community cloud version of Test Modeller, or are not using Test Modeller at all:

  1. VIP
  2. The VIP Server Controller – Cloud Latest

Installing the VIP Server Controller

To install the VIP Server Controller, visit the download link in your web browser. Wait for setup_VIPExcel_[‘latest’ OR ‘VersionNumer’].exe to finish downloading.

Locate the downloaded file and open it. You might be asked to verify Curiosity as a publisher. Click Yes:

VIP Server Controller Install 1

This will open the VIP Server installer. You first need to read and accept the VIP License Agreement:

VIP Server Controller Install 2

Next select which components you would like to install. We recommend retaining the default components provided:

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Next select Additional Tasks

Then, provide Connection Details on the screen below (see next screenshot for example inputs).  The Connection details can be obtained by opening TestModeller  (and going to Management->Profiles (left-side menu) and copying the Field values.

Example Field Values from Test Modeller

Complete Connection Details:

Sample Connection Details

Once completed, press the Next button to review the setup type and selected components. You can click “Back” to update your selection, or click “Install” to complete the installation:

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If VIP is open, this screen will appear. Select ‘Automatically close the applications’ followed by Next

Wait for the installation to finish and then click “Finish”:

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The VIP Server Controller is now installed.

Upgrading The VIP Server Controller

Upgrading The VIP Server Controller follows the same process as above.

Note: The upgrade process overwrites the folders created when installing the VIP Server Controller. If you have edited the contents of these folders, you should back up your work in a separate location. If you followed the standard installation, these folders will be stored on you C: Drive.

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