User interface and components
This section provides a reference to the Service Virtualization menus and commands, and its various components.
|Welcome page||Includes links to your most recently opened projects, links to common procedures, and a tab for the installed sample projects.|
|Service Virtualization Designer window||The Designer window. This window lets you design your virtual services.|
|Service Virtualization main menus||The options available in the Designer window menus. File, View, Project, View, Tools, ALM, and Window.|
For a brief overview of the interface, see Service Virtualization at a glance.
Service Virtualization consists of the following applications:
|Designer||A client application enabling you to create virtual services, and run simulations of real service behavior. The Service Virtualization Designer is used for design and validation of virtual services within the same desktop environment, and includes an embedded server for hosting virtual services.|
A standalone server application which hosts the running of virtual services. The Service Virtualization Server is optimized for performance, can contain many more services than the Designer, and can be accessed by multiple Designers.
For details on configuring the Service Virtualization Server, see Server configuration.
For details on working with the Service Virtualization Server, see Manage Service Virtualization servers.
|Management Interface||A web application enabling you to view and manage all services from Service Virtualization configured servers, without opening the Designer or individual projects. The Service Virtualization Management is installed by default when you install the Service Virtualization Server.|
- You can choose to install the Designer alone, or both the Designer and the standalone Server. These applications can be installed together on a single machine or separately as a distributed application.
- Service Virtualization Management is installed by default when you install the Service Virtualization Server.