AUT Environments Overview

AUT Environments allows users to make Lab Management test execution more dynamic by parameterizing the environment data used for testing.

An AUT environment is a container for a set of AUT environment parameters. You can provide a default value for each AUT environment parameter.

Within an AUT environment, you create a set of AUT environment configurations. Each AUT environment configuration contains a set of the AUT environment parameters, which can all be overridden. Instead of defining and running several different tests that use the same logic but need different AUT environment parameters, you can simply provide a specific AUT environment configuration that ALM inserts into your test at run-time. ALM then uses the parameter values you defined in the AUT environment configuration when deploying the environment and executing the test.

ALM Editions: The AUT Environments module only available in ALM Edition. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see ALM Editions. To find out what edition of ALM you are using, ask your ALM site administrator.

To make your environment parameter value definitions dynamic, you can link your AUT environment configurations to CDA. For details, see Link AUT Environments to CDA.

AUT environment configurations are a key component in ALM's Continuous Delivery solution. They facilitate an automated, end-to-end deployment and testing framework that makes application development more efficient, reliable, and quick. For details about how AUT environment configurations can be used as part of this process, see Deploying and Testing your Application in ALM.

Note: Implementation of AUT environment configurations is currently available only for Performance Center Tests, Service Test, UFT GUI and API testing, and VAPI-XP.

For task details, see How to Work with AUT Environments.