Prepare a Test for Mirroring

Relevant for Power Mode only

This section describes how to prepare your test to run with mirroring.

Note: This task is part of a higher-level task. For details, see Run a Manual Test in Sprinter.

This task includes the following steps:

  1. Prerequisites

    1. Install Sprinter on the computers or virtual machines you want to use as secondary machines.

    2. Confirm that the Sprinter Agent icon is displayed in the task bar and that the computers or machines are not locked. The Sprinter application does not need to be running on the secondary machines.

    3. Disable screen savers for the secondary machines in your run.

    4. Ensure that your application is not running on the secondary machines.

    5. Make sure that the secondary machines in your run are not locked.

    6. If you open an external remote desktop connection to a secondary machine (not via Sprinter), make sure it is not minimized.

    7. Make sure that the firewall on all secondary machines is configured to allow the Sprinter Agent process.

    8. The Sprinter Agent must be run with administrator permissions on each secondary machine. Therefore, if the user that started a secondary machine does not have administrator permissions on that machine, mirroring will work only if you have an active remote desktop connection to that machine.

    9. You can work with a maximum of five secondary machines in a run with mirroring.

    10. Working with mirroring requires that you have the required number of Application Lifecycle Management licenses. The number of licenses you need depends on the number of secondary machines you want to use in your test.

      For details on the number of licenses required, see Testing on Multiple Machines.

    11. If you want to use Remote Desktop Connection during your mirroring test, Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) must be installed on your primary machine. If it is missing, Sprinter will prompt you to install it.

    12. For more things to consider when preparing your test for mirroring, see Mirroring Test Preparation in Troubleshooting Mirroring.

  2. Configure your comparison settings - Optional

    Your comparison settings control which built-in rules you want to activate for your run.

    For details on comparison settings and built-in rules, see

  3. Review the rules for your application

    Click the Rules node in the Power Mode Group to view or delete any rules you may have already created for your application.

    For details on rules, see Rules Overview.

  4. Configure the secondary machines for your run

    A test run with mirroring has a primary machine on which you manually perform all the user actions in your test and secondary machines on which Sprinter replicates your user actions.

    When you configure a secondary machine, you provide the information Sprinter needs to connect to the machine and how Sprinter will start the application on the secondary machine. You can also provide the information needed to open a remote desktop connection. (This can be also be provided during the run.)

    Note: Make sure the product version on the secondary machine is the same as that on the primary machine.

    For details on configuring secondary machines, see Mirroring Pane (Power Mode Group).