Testing Hosts Overview

The Testing Hosts module in ALM enables you to view and modify the properties of testing hosts. The testing hosts from the host pool of your project are displayed in the Testing Hosts module grid.

ALM Editions: The Testing Hosts module is available only for ALM Edition. For information about ALM editions and their functionality, see ALM editions. To find out which edition of ALM you are using, ask your ALM site administrator.

You can use testing hosts for server-side functional and performance testing. Instead of launching a test from your computer's console, tests can be controlled by the ALM server. Server-side execution is available for both functional and performance test sets.

Each testing host is assigned a location, purpose, and attributes. Testing hosts can be located in your testing lab or can be provisioned on the cloud on an as-needed basis.

You can create public testing hosts only in Lab Management. Each testing host can be placed in a host pool and assigned to a project. You can also create private testing hosts for your project from within ALM. The private hosts you create in ALM are automatically added to your project's host pool in Lab Management.

To add a testing host to ALM, you must first create the host in the Testing Hosts module, and then register it using Micro Focus ALM Lab Service. For an overview about Micro Focus ALM Lab Service, see the Micro Focus ALM Lab Management Guide: ALM Lab Service Overview.

For details about testing hosts, see the Micro Focus ALM Lab Management Guide: Lab Resources Overview.

For details on creating and managing hosts and host pools, see the Micro Focus ALM Lab Management Guide: How to Manage Lab Resources.

For details about provisioning cloud hosts for performance testing, see the Micro Focus ALM Lab Management Guide: .

For details about how to use remote testing hosts for running functional test sets in ALM, see How to Run Functional Tests.