Use the Remote AI Service

This topic describes how to use the Remote AI Service. This enables you to enjoy faster and efficient AI capabilities on your local UFT One computers through a remote connection to a central powerful computer with AI Service installed.

Overview

The Remote AI Service allows you to launch UFT One's AI Service on a remote computer and enjoy optimized AI capabilities on your local UFT One computers via a connection.

AI Service in UFT One heavily relies on sophisticated computations. We recommend that you use a powerful computer to benefit more from the AI Features. For recommended system requirements, see Support Matrix.

AI Service also involves graphic processing. To achieve optimal performance, you may need a high-performance GPU on your remote computer.

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When to use the Remote AI Service

Use the Remote AI Service in one of the following scenarios:

  • When your local UFT One computers have a weak processing capability and limited resources

  • If you want to maximize UFT One's AI capabilities and make full use of AI technology

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites:

Make sure you have the following installed: 

  • A 64-bit operating system, Windows 8 or later.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable

  • The required Windows feature, depending on your Windows operating system:

    For the most up-to-date instructions on enabling Windows features, see the Microsoft documentation.

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Install the AI Service on a remote computer

On your remote computer, run the AI installation wizard to guide you through the installation process.

Note: The remote computer must be in a same network with your local UFT One computers.

To install the AI Service with an installation wizard

  1. On a remote computer, download the AI Service installation package from the Marketplace.

  2. Extract the package and run the setup.exe file.

  3. Follow the steps as instructed to complete your installation.

    In the installation process, you are prompted to enter a port number, which is used to connect the remote computer to your local UFT One. When the installation is complete, you are prompted to view the installation log.

To install the AI Service silently

  1. Install the prerequisites.

    setup.exe /InstallOnlyPrerequisite /s

  2. Install the AI service.

    msiexec /i Remote_AI_Installer.msi /qb PORT=443

    The default service port number is 443. You can change the number into a different value.

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Configure your local UFT One to use the Remote AI Service

To use the Remote AI Service in your local UFT One, in Tools > Options > GUI Testing > AI > General, select Use remote AI service, and enter the AI server information:

  • IP address: IP address of your remote machine

  • Port number: Port number you defined during the AI Service installation

Note: After you configure the connection information, UFT One restarts its local AI engine to use the AI capabilities from the remote computer.

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