Virtual service deployment

This section describes the ways to deploy virtual services.

Deployment types

There are several ways to deploy virtual services on the Service Virtualization Server on Windows:

Per project. In the Service Virtualization Designer, you can open a project and assign it to a Service Virtualization Server. All services in the project are deployed on the specified server. For details, see How to deploy virtual services.

Per server. As a Service Virtualization Server administrator, you can use the Resource Manager to deploy virtual services.

The Resource Manager is a command line tool enabling you to deploy services in multiple projects, without the need to open each project in the Designer. You can deploy services stored in the file system, or in ALM.

Note: The Resource Manager deployment tool does not require installation of the ALM client.

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Supported file types

The Resource Manager deployment tool can deploy services of the following file types:

  • A virtualization project (.vproj files). The .vproj file includes information on all project entities (virtual services, service descriptions, simulation models, etc.) included in the project.
  • A project archive (.vproja files). A .vproja archive file is created when you export a project from within the Service Virtualization Designer.

The Resource Manager can be particularly useful during the upgrade process. When you upgrade the Service Virtualization Server to a new version, all deployed services are undeployed. After the new version is installed, you need to redeploy all of the virtual services.

You run the Resource Manager from the command line on a Service Virtualization Server. You can deploy services on the same machine, or on any Service Virtualization Server located on another network machine.

Note: You can also deploy services to your server using Service Virtualization Management. For details, see Service Virtualization Management.

For details on using the Resource Manager deployment tool, see How to deploy virtual services.

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