Set up and configure a UFT Developer grid machine
This topic describes how to set up a UFT Developer grid machine. Grid machines match grid nodes to tests, based on the node’s capabilities and the test’s environment description.
For more details, see UFT Developer Grid.
Set up a UFT Developer grid machine
Perform the steps below to install the UFT Developer runtime engine and license, run the engine in grid mode, and configure the relevant settings:
Run the UFT Developer installation and install the UFT Developer runtime engine only. For details, see UFT Developer installation guide.
Install a UFT Developer license on the grid machine.
We recommend installing a concurrent license. If you use a Seat license, the grid can handle only up to four UFT Developer operations simultaneously.
For details, see Install UFT Developer license on Windows and Install UFT Developer license on Linux/Mac.
Run the UFT Developer run-time engine as a grid.
Micro Focus > UFT Developer > UFT Developer Runtime (Grid)
Note: The Start Menu path may be differ depending on the Windows version you are using.
<UFT Developer installation>/bin
(by default, /opt/uftdeveloper/bin)
./leanft start --role=grid
UFT Developer installation directory
(by default, /Applications/UFTDeveloper)
./leanft start --role=grid
Note: At this point it does not matter if your UFT Developer nodes are running or not. The nodes connect to the grid when they and it are up and running.
Configure the grid's runtime engine settings as described in the sections below.
Configure the grid's runtime engine settings
This section describes how to configure the connections to and from the grid:
- Define the way nodes connect to this grid machine.
- Change the default engine port if needed.
- Configure UFT Developer's connection to UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) if you need to use it to run tests.
To configure the settings:
- Prerequisite: Run the UFT Developer run-time engine as a grid.
Open the UFT Developer settings dialog box:
Right-click the UFT Developer runtime engine icon in the task bar and select Settings.
Note: On Linux machines, if the icon is not available in the task bar, run the following command to open the dialog box:
Modify the Engine settings as described below.
Modify the Lab settings described below if you want to use UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) for your tests.
When you save your changes, the UFT Developer runtime engine automatically closes and restarts with your new settings loaded.
You don't need to restart any nodes that were connected to this grid. The UFT Developer nodes reconnect after the grid restarts.
Configure the following options in the Engine tab:
Add-ins for Mobile
When testing on mobile devices, UFT Developer always loads the Mobile add-in.
Depending on the applications you plan to test, specify whether to also load the Web or SAPUI5 add-ins.
Configure the connection ports and license options for the grid:
Default = 5095.
If another application is listening on port 5095, change this value to an available port.
This change applies only to the runtime engine settings, which is used to run your test steps. If you change the value here, make sure your tests are also set to use that value. For details, see Modify the port used by UFT Developer.
To enable multiple UFT Developer sessions, set up ports on each client. For details, see Configure ports for using UFT Developer in a multi-session environment.
|Grid management port||
Default = 8080.
This is the port used to access the UFT Developer Grid Management console. For details, see View grid management data. Modify this number if you need it to be available for another application.
|License idle timeout||
Default = 30 minutes.
When the timeout expires, the UFT Developer license is released but the runtime engine remains active and ready to receive requests.
|Max license consumption||
Default = 5.
The maximum number of concurrent licenses this runtime engine is allowed to consume. For details, see Parallel tests and license consumption.
Configure options related to node connections to this grid, and the grid's use of the nodes:
Specify whether connections to this grid should be Remote secured (recommended) or Remote unsecured. This setting affects nodes connecting to this grid, as well as the machines running tests that use this grid.
If you select Remote secured, specify the certificate .pfx file and the protocol to use for authenticating connections to this grid.
Important: Make sure you have a trusted copy of the grid's encryption certificate set up on your grid nodes and on the machines running the tests.
The passphrase for the node to use when connecting to the grid (case-sensitive).
When configuring the Passphrase in the node's runtime engine settings, enter the same string. For details, see Grid Connection Settings.
Default = 300 seconds.
The maximum number of seconds to wait for one of the locks on a relevant node to be released, if all nodes are currently in use and reached their lock maximum.
Usage Data Collection
I want to help! Collect anonymous feature usage data. Configure whether or not to allow UFT Developer to send anonymous feedback to Micro Focus about your UFT Developer usage, as part of the UFT Developer improvement program. The data you provide helps us understand which improvements matter most.
For details, see Help improve UFT Developer.
Configure the following options in the Labs tab:
UFT Digital Lab Settings / UFT Mobile Settings
Provide the credentials to connect to the UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server.
Your UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server IP address or host name. Format example: server IP:port. By default, the port is 8080. Check the port settings defined on your UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server.
If you are connecting to the UFT Developer server through SSL, the server address must start with https. For example: https://184.108.40.2061:8080.
Select whether to use Basic authentication (username & password) or Use access key as credentials when connecting to UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile).
The option to select depends on the authentication type required by your UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server.
If you selected Use access key, enter the execution access key you received from UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile).
An execution access key is associated with a specific tenant, which limits your testing to devices and apps in a specific UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) shared space.
|User name and Password||
If you selected Basic authentication, enter your credentials for logging into the UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server.
In the User name, you can optionally specify a UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) project, workspace, or both:
The Password is encrypted automatically when you save the settings.
Click to check that UFT Developer can connect to the UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) server.
If UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) runs behind a proxy server, select Use proxy, and enter the information in Proxy Settings.
|Do not validate certificate||
By default, UFT Developer employs Full SSL (Strict). However, you can select this option in order to ignore certificate errors.
|Show remote access window when the test runs||
Select to enable watching your test runs on the devices in the UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) remote access window.
To improve test execution performance, clear this option to run tests silently. You can still watch the steps being performed on the device itself if it is located near you. You can also add Device.OpenViewer/CloseViewer steps to open or close the remote access window during a run.
If UFT Digital Lab (UFT Mobile) is running behind a proxy server, then you must configure the proxy settings:
|Address||The IP address and the port of the proxy server.|
Credentials for the proxy server.
|Password||Credentials for the proxy server. The password is encrypted automatically when you save the settings.|