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RFT Adapter for RQM not recognized when runnning cloned VMs

Leandro David (721719) | asked Oct 21 '13, 4:40 p.m.
I have a VM with Win7 + RFT 8.3 that works fine. I can start the RQM Adapter an import and run RFT scripts from RQM interface.

I cloned that VM so now I have 5 clones. The machine names were changed.

I'm trying to run the RQM Adapter and execute RFT Scripts in parallel from RQM.

When I start the adapter in the first VM it is ok, I can see it as available and use it form RQM.
When I start the adapter in the second VM, the first one beomes unavailable to RQM, like if it was stopped.
When I start a new one, the same repeats, so, I can only use the last adapter started and not all the five adapters.

I'm using the same rqm user/pass in the adapter.

If I start the adapter in another machine, not a cloned one, it works fine, I can see it independently of the other adapters started, so I suspect the problem is something with the cloned VMs.

Anyone one have any idea on why RQM is not recognizing multiple RFT Adapters in cloned VMs ?

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Rasmita Mahapatra (911) | answered Oct 23 '13, 6:27 a.m.
Please  check the following things:
1. As suggested above check the IP address on the cloned VMs are unique.
2. When you cloned the VM the RQMAdapterOptions.pref file also gets cloned which contains the adapter information.
What you can do is take a backup  and then delete RQMAdapterOptions.pref file  from all the VMs and then start the adapter in each a fresh and see if this solves your problem. Look for this file RQMAdapterOptions.pref and you can locate under IBM\RFT\RQMAdapterOptions.pref
3. Provide unique name to each adapter so that it can be identified easily.
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Leandro David commented Oct 29 '13, 12:40 p.m. | edited Oct 29 '13, 12:53 p.m.


Thanks a lot Rasmita.

I deleted the RQMAdapterOptions.pref file and it solved the problem. I saw thta inside it there was an id property that was equal for all the VMs cloned and after restarting the adapter the id was regenerated.

Would be good if the adapter or the server were able to recognize this kind of conflict and regenerate this file automatically

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Rasmita Mahapatra (911) | answered Oct 22 '13, 2:25 a.m.
When you start all the five RFT adapters what is shown in RQM's Adapter console. Does it show all the five adapters with different machine names?

Leandro David commented Oct 22 '13, 9:12 a.m.

Hi Rasmita,

Yes, it shows all the five adapters with different machine names.

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Rasmita Mahapatra (911) | answered Oct 22 '13, 9:24 a.m.
Then from all the five only one is Green.

Leandro David commented Oct 22 '13, 9:39 a.m.

That is right, only one is green

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Leandro David (721719) | answered Oct 22 '13, 9:45 a.m.
Hi, Rasmita, an update: My previous answer was not completely correct. In fact, I just double checked and in the Adapter Console, only one adapter appears and it is green. All the other 4 are listed in the Lab Management > Lab Resources  but without RFT listed in the Softwares section.

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Ajay Chebbi (3113) | answered Oct 23 '13, 2:07 a.m.
@leandrodvd Are the IP addresses on the cloned VMs unique?

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