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Parallel test execution on the same test machine using the command line adapter

Vladimir Sova (23136) | asked Nov 07 '12, 1:23 a.m.
When we tried to execute an RQM test suite set for parallel test case execution on a single test machine via the command line adapter we saw that actually only one test was being executed at a time in some random order. We could not find any clue in the official docs or help on whether the command line adapter is designed to act that way or not.

My question is: is it possible to run multiple tests in parallel on the same remote test machine controlled by the command line adapter?

Ara Masrof commented Nov 07 '12, 7:26 a.m.


If you haven't already come across this article, I would recommending reviewing it when you have a moment; It provides a good overview of the Command line adapter 


Vladimir Sova commented Nov 07 '12, 7:41 a.m.

Thanks, Ara, I've seen the article, but it does not provide an answer to my question.

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Paul Slauenwhite (8.4k12) | answered Nov 07 '12, 6:38 a.m.
No.  For parallel execution, you must select a different adapter for each script (see
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Vladimir Sova commented Nov 07 '12, 7:45 a.m. | edited Nov 07 '12, 7:46 a.m.

Thank you, Paul. That is what I needed to be able to show to our Customer - a precise statement by someone from IBM. The help topic itself is somewhat vague, since it talks about "most automated test adapters" without naming those that are not among the "most".

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Pramod Chandoria (2.1k11220) | answered Nov 08 '12, 12:12 a.m.
If you want to bring parallelism using single machine, You can consider running multiple command line adapters on same machine. Each adapter should have unique id, the -adapter argument. However it is your responsibility to make sure of two adapters running scripts does not interfere with each other.

Vladimir Sova commented Nov 08 '12, 1:26 a.m.

Yes, this works, thank you. But still we have to manually assign individual adapters to individual test cases in a test suite, which is tiresome when you have a few dozen test cases running in parallel.

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Vaibhav Srivastava (2861) | answered Jun 17 '14, 9:18 a.m.
 RQM 5.0 release has a command line adapter which can be used to run multiple tests in parallel. Refer

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Paul Slauenwhite (8.4k12) | answered Jan 17 '14, 5:57 a.m.

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