How to set up or upgrade the VIP Server

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The VIP Server allows you to share and execute jobs from Test Modeller or Test Data Automation remotely, triggering high-performance, parallelized execution.

Setting up a shared VIP server for Test Data Automation provides self-service and on demand access to test data jobs, while maximising re-use and reducing duplicate effort. It furthermore improves the speed with which individual test data jobs can be executed, and overall provides “Agile Test Data” rapidly and in parallel.

When using Test Modeller, an automation server drives automated test execution, test case design, the synchronisation of data across integrated tools, and more.

Prerequisite Software

The Server can be set up on a local or cloud-based Windows 64-bit machine.  To set up the VIP Server, you will need the following Curiosity software installed on the Windows (64-bit) machine that will be used to host the Server. Please see the following Knowledge Base articles for guidance on their installation and licensing:

  1. VIP and its associated configuration folders.
  2. The VIP Server Controller and associated configuration folders.

Note: VIP and The VIP Server Controller have their own prerequisite software that must be fulfilled to set up the VIP Server. Please refer to the above guides to make sure that the prerequisites are fulfilled.

You will also need access to Test Modeller. Refer to this article for information on licensing and setting up Test Modeller.

Setting up or upgrading the VIP Server

The following video provides instructions on setting up the VIP Server. Use the video to complete the following steps on the Windows (64-bit) machine on which you will set up the Server:

  1. Install and integrate Test Modeller, VIP and The VIP Server Controller.
  2. Run The VIP Server Controller to commit the relevant automation workflows to memory.
  3. Use The VIP Server Controller to set up and run the Hopper and a REST Server.
  4. Set up a new private or shared server in Test Modeller.
  5. Run a test job to test that: available jobs are displayed in Modeller, that they can be submitted and run, that previous jobs are available for analysis, that the correct messages are displayed when jobs are run.
  6. How to upgrade the VIP Server.