ALM tests can run using different modes of execution. If you are an ALM Edition or Performance Center user, you have access to Functional and Performance test sets which can run immediate or scheduled tests on remote testing hosts. You use ALM to deploy and test your builds in an end-to-end fashion, and use Lab Management to manage the testing resources which form the infrastructure of ALM's server-side testing functionality.
Lab Management consists of the following groups of modules:
Enable you to manage how resources are monitored, maintained, and distributed to your ALM projects. This group consists of the following modules:
|Project Settings||Manage the settings of each of your ALM projects. Define host limit settings and assign host pools to a specific project.|
|Maintenance Tasks||Monitor the tasks which locate and repair failures in your system's key components.|
Allow you to add cloud accounts and host templates used to provision cloud testing hosts in ALM.
|Cloud Accounts||Add your external cloud accounts to ALM.|
|Host Templates||Create and modify the templates used to provision cloud hosts.|
Enable you to create and define the testing hosts and pools available for server-side testing.
|Hosts||Create and modify the testing hosts ALM uses to run server-side tests.|
|Pools||Create and modify pools of testing hosts. Host pools are assigned to ALM projects.|
|Locations||Define the locations which can be assigned to testing hosts.|
|Timeslots||Schedule and reserve hosts for manual maintenance work.|
|PC Test Runs||View test result information for Performance Center tests run across all projects.|
Enable you to create and configure the servers used for performance testing and test deployment.
|PC Servers||Create Performance Center servers and mange how they are used for performance testing.|
|CDA Servers||Create and modify Micro Focus Continuous Delivery Automation (CDA) servers, which enable ALM to dynamically deploy environments for server-side testing using the cloud.|