Lab Resources Module Menus and Buttons

The Lab Resources modules enable you to manage the lab resources used for test execution.

Important information
  • Some resources are available only in Lab Management. Only a user with administrator privileges can manage those resources.

  • Non-administrator users in Lab Management can view host details and host pool details belonging to their projects, and can reconfigure, reboot, and check host connectivity on hosts.
  • This topic relates to all of the Lab Resources modules:

    • Hosts

    • Pools

    • Locations

    • MI Listeners (available in the Performance Center group)

    All lab resources are generically referred to as <Resource>.

Relevant tasks

Managing Lab Resources

Common menus and toolbars of the Lab Resources modules are described below:

UI Elements (A - Z)

Where

Description

Add to Favorites

Favorites

Opens the Add Favorite dialog box, enabling you to add a favorite view to your private or the public folder. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Add Favorite Dialog Box.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Enables you to approve the registration of a testing host, making it available for test execution.

Note:  

  • If the Registration Auto Approve field for the selected host is set to Y, this button is disabled.
  • This button is enabled only in Lab Management, regardless of which project added the host.

Auto Refresh

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Refreshes the grid automatically every 30 seconds.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Performs the same checks as the Check Host button, as well as connectivity to any given URL.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

For Functional hosts, checks that the purposes associated with the selected testing host are valid. Results are displayed in the Task Manager dialog box, along with a list of validation results.

For Performance hosts, checks connectivity between the selected host and other machines in the system.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Opens the Data Processor Queue window, enabling you to view the pending data processing requests.

Note: Available only for hosts with Performance purposes.

Delete

Edit and <right-click menu>

Deletes the resource selected in the grid.

Note: You cannot delete an MI Listener that is being used by a host.

<Resource> Details

Toolbar and right-click menu

Opens the <Resource> Details dialog box, enabling you to view and edit details of the selected resource.

Export

Toolbar and <right-click menu>

Opens the Export All Grid Data dialog box, enabling you to export the resources in the grid as a text file, Microsoft Excel worksheet, Microsoft Word document, or HTML document.

Select one of the following options:

  • All. Exports all resources in the grid.

  • Selected. Exports selected resources in the grid.

Find

View

Opens the Find dialog box, enabling you to search for a resource in the module. For details about search options, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Find Dialog Box.

Go to <Resource>

Toolbar

Opens the Go To <Resource> dialog box, enabling you to find a specific resource by its ID number. You can only go to resources that are in the current filter.

Grid Filters

View and <right-click menu>

Enables you to filter the data according to an entry in the filter box. For details about filtering options, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Select Filter Condition Dialog Box.

Host Provisioning Report Hosts/Testing Hosts module Opens the provisioning report for the selected cloud host. For details, see Host Provisioning Report. This option is disabled if more than one host is selected or if the selected host is not a cloud host.
Import

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Enables you to import a list of lab hosts from an Excel file (.xls or .csv) into ALM (.xls or .csv format).

Information Panel

View and <right-click menu>

Shows/Hides the Information Panel in the lower area of the module.

Hosts module

Opens the Install Patch dialog box, enabling you to select patches to install on the selected hosts. For details, see Select Patch to Install Dialog Box.

Note:  

  • You cannot use the Install Patch feature on Controller and Load generator hosts if they are in the Running state. You can only install patches when these hosts are idle.
  • You should use this feature to install ALM certified patches only.

  • Available only for hosts with Performance purposes.

Available from: Lab Management only.

Last Provision Report Hosts/Testing Hosts module Opens the provisioning report for the most recently provisioned cloud hosts. For details, see Host Provisioning Report.
New <Resource>

Toolbar

Enables you to add a resource.

Organize Favorites

Favorites

Organizes your favorite views. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Organize Favorites Dialog Box.

Private

Favorites

Lists the favorite views that are accessible only to the user who created them.

Provision Hosts/Testing Hosts module Allows you to provision cloud hosts. For details, see How to Provision and Terminate Cloud Hosts.
Public

Favorites

Lists the favorite views that are accessible to all users.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Quick views are predefined filters for the Hosts grid. The following quick views are available:

  • All Hosts. Shows all hosts. Includes cloud, local, performance, and functional hosts.
  • Functional Testing Hosts. Shows all hosts with UFT, Service Test Professional, Business Process Testing, System Test, or VAPI-XP purposes.
  • All Performance Testing Hosts. Shows all hosts with Controller, Data Processor, or Load Generator purposes. Includes both cloud and local hosts.
  • Local Performance Testing Hosts. Shows all local performance testing hosts.
  • Cloud Load Generators. Shows all cloud load generators.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Enables you to remotely reboot host machines.

Note:  

  • You cannot reboot Controller and Load generator hosts while they are in the Running state. You can only reboot these hosts when they are idle.

  • You cannot reboot a UNIX load generator host.

  • Available only for hosts with Performance purposes.

Hosts/Testing Hosts module

Resets the following on the selected host machine:

  • Host license

  • System user (IUSR_METRO)

  • Communication Security passphrase

Note:

  • You can reconfigure only one host at a time.
  • Available only for hosts with Performance purposes.
Refresh All

View

Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date information.

Replace

Edit and <right-click menu>

In the <Resource> grid, opens the Replace dialog box, enabling you to replace a field value in the grid. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Replace Dialog Box.

Select Columns

View

Opens the Select Columns dialog box, enabling you to determine which fields to display in the grid and their order. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Select Columns/Select Fields Dialog Box.

Set Filter/Sort

View

Enables you to filter and sort the resources in the grid. Any currently applied filters or sorting orders are displayed below the toolbar. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Filter Dialog Box.

Show Cloud Summary Panel Hosts/Testing Hosts module Displays the Cloud Summary Panel, located above the Hosts grid.
Hosts/Testing Hosts module Enables you to unregister a testing host, making it unavailable for test execution.
Update Selected

Edit and <right-click menu>

Opens the Update Selected dialog box, enabling you to update a field value for a multiple selection in the grid. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: Update Selected Dialog Box.