Lab management reference

This topic explains options that are displayed throughout the lab management feature as it is shipped with the IBM® Engineering Test Management product. The options are documented in sections that correspond with the areas that display in the lab management editors. Several of these options are also displayed in the Add Criteria window.

Overview

The lab management options described in this topic originate in the lab resource catalog. The lab resource catalog is a data model of types, root types, subtypes, and attributes that define lab resource properties in Engineering Test Management. Types are elements that contain fields, or attributes. In the lab resource catalog, examples of lab resource types are Machine and Operating system. These are examples of root types that can contain sub-types, and both root and sub types can contain attributes. Attributes are fields that display in the user interface that can hold values for a lab resource type. Most attributes are defined on root types. However, you can also add attributes to sub types, as well as to new types that you define. When a user selects a type, to which you have added attributes, the new attributes display as fields in the user interface. If you add new attributes to a root type, those attributes will display for the root sub types. When you delete a type or an attribute, it no longer displays in the user interface. However, you can view and restore deleted types and attributes.

You can change the lab resource fields that display, and the types of values that users can enter in these fields, by using the Lab Resources Project Properties editor. The topic Customizing lab resource properties describes this process.

Note: In the description and notes fields, if the field is small, the character limit is 255. If the field is large, the character limit is 32,000.

General Info

In this section you enter general identifying information for a lab resource. The General Info section displays in the Create Machine, Create Virtual Image, and Create Lab Resource Group editors. To display the options in the General Info section, click on the General Info subheading.
Option Description
<Enter New Machine Name> Type the hostname or the IP address of the lab resource. This option is required. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
<Enter New Virtual Image Name> Type the name of the virtual image. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Owner Enter the name of the person who is responsible for the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors,
Operational status Enter the availability status of the machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
<Click here to enter a description> Type a detailed description of the machine. This option displays in the Create Lab Resource Group editor.
Type Enter the type of machine, for example physical machine or virtual machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Image Type Enter the virtual image type, for example VMWare. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Location Enter the location of the machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
VM Tool Used Enter the name of the tool that was used to create the virtual image, for example, Microsoft VirtualServer, This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
VM File Type the name and path of the file that is created when you define a virtual machine. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Notes Type any information that applies to the virtual image. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Date Created Enter the date that the virtual image was created. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Last Modified Enter the date on which the virtual image was last modified. This option displays in the Create Virtual Image editor.
Administrative status Enter the status of the lab resource, for example, disabled or enabled. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.

Remote connection for physical machines

Image Storage for virtual machines

If Engineering Test Management is integrated with an inventory provider application, set up a connection to link directly to a remote machine. You can set up the following types of remote connections:
  • Remote desktop
  • VNC
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • Telnet
Note: You must apply a registry file for the URLs to work properly. For more information, see the remote connection issue topic under related topics.
VM Disk Size Type the disk size, using integers, of the virtual machine in megabytes. This option displays in the Create Machine editor if you select VirtualMachine as the type of machine.
VMID Type the identifier of the virtual machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor if you select VirtualMachine as the type of machine.
VM Memory Size (MB) Type the memory size, in integers, of the virtual machine in megabytes. This option displays in the Create Machine editor if you select VirtualMachine as the type of machine.
VM State Type the state of the virtual machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor if you select VirtualMachine as the type of machine.
Start Date Enter the date that a lab resource group will first be available. This option displays in the Create Lab Resource Group editor.
Expiration Date Enter the date that a lab resource group will no longer be available. This option displays in the Create Lab Resource Group editor.
Never Expired Select this check box for a lab resource group with no expiration date. This option displays in the Create Lab Resource Group editor.

Hardware

In this section you enter the hardware information for a lab resource. This section displays in the Create Machine editor. To display the options in the Hardware section, click on the Hardware subheading.
Option Description
Manufacturer Enter the name of the manufacturer of the machine, for example, IBM or Sun. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Model Type the model of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
IP address Type the IP address of the machine. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Memory (MB) Type the amount of memory, using integers, in megabytes, for example, 1024. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Machine, and Create Test Environment editors.
Total Disk Space (MB) Type the amount of disk space as an integer in megabytes, for example, 2048. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Free Disk Space (MB) Type the amount of free disk space as an integer in megabytes, for example, 1024. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Machine, and Create Test Environment editors.
System Build UUID Type the Universally Unique Identifier for the system build of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
System ID Type the system identifier. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Model Number Type the model number of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Serial Number Type the serial number of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Notes Type any information that applies to this lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.

CPU

In this section you enter the Central Processing Unit details for a lab resource. This section displays inside the Hardware section in the Create Machine editor. To display the CPU section, in the Hardware section, click the CPU subheading.
Option Description
Processor Type Enter the processor type from the list, for example, AMD32 bit or Intel x86.
Architecture Enter the architecture from the list, for example, IA64 or SPARC.
Architecture Width Enter the architecture width from the list, for example, 32 bit.
Cores Installed Type the number, in integers, of cores that are installed.
Number of CPUs Type the number, in integers, of CPUs for a lab resource.
Dies installed Type the number, in integers, of dies that are installed.
Manufacturer Type the manufacturer of the lab resource.
Clock Speed Type, in integers, the clock speed of the CPU. The clock speed is measured in gigahertz (GHz).

L2 Interface

In this section you enter L2 interface details for a lab resource. This section displays inside the Hardware section in the Create Machine editor. To display the L2 Interface options, in the Hardware section, click L2 Interface, and then expand the section.
Option Description
Hardware Address Type the hardware address of the lab resource.
Loopback Type a Boolean value (such as true or false) to indicate if the L2 interface is a loopback.
MTU Type the Maximum Transmission Unit size in bytes in integers.
Speed Type the L2 interface speed in integers,

IP Interface

In this section you enter IP interface details for a lab resource. This section displays inside the Hardware section in the Create Machine editor. To display the IP Interface options, in the Hardware section, click IP Interface, and then expand the section.
Option Description
IP V4 Address Type the IP version 4 address of the lab resource.
IP V6 Address Type the IP version 6 address of the lab resource.
IP V6 Notation Type Type the IP version 6 notification type.
L2 Interface Name Type the L2 interface name.
Netmask Type the Netmask information.
Subnet Address Type the subnet address information.

Operating System

In this section you enter operating system details for a lab resource. This section displays in the Create Machine, and Create Virtual Image editors. To display the options in the Operating System section, click on the Operating System subheading.
Option Description
OS type Enter the operating system type for the lab resource, for example, Windows or Vista. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Machine, Create Virtual Image, and Create Test Environment editors.
Hostname Type the hostname of the lab resource. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Machine, Create Virtual Image, and Create Test Environment editors.
Distribution Type the operating system distribution, for example, the service pack for Microsoft or Gentoo for Linux. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Fully Qualified Domain Name Type the fully-qualified domain name. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Kernel Arch Enter the kernel architecture, for example, IA64 or SPARC. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Kernel Version Type the kernel version. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Kernel Width Enter the kernel width, for example, 32 bit. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Locale Type the operating system locale. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Manufacturer Type the manufacturer of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Time Zone Enter the time zone to which the operating system is set. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Type Type the operating system type. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.

Software Patch

In this section you enter the installation date and patch ID of a software patch. You can enter this information for one or multiple software patches.

Version

In this section you enter version details for lab resource attributes. This section displays in the Create Machine editor in the Operating System and Software sections, and in the Create Virtual Image editor in the General Info, Operating System, and Software sections. To display the options in the Version section, click Version under the Operating System, Software, or Create Virtual Image subheadings..
Option Description
Build Level Type the installed build level.
Level Type the version level.
Note: You can only enter digits in this field.
Major Version Type the major version of the installed component.
Note: You can only enter digits in this field.
Modifier Type the version modifier.
Note: You can only enter digits in this field.
Release Type the release that is associated with this version.
Note: You can only enter digits in this field.
Version String Type the version string.

Software

In this section you enter software information for lab resource attributes. This section displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Machine, and Create Test Environment editors. To display the options in the Software section, click on the Software subheading.
Option Description
Software Type Enter the software type, for example, Application Server or Oracle. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Test Environment, Create Machine, and Create Virtual Image editors.
Name Type the name of the software application. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Description Type a detailed description of the software application. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Executable Type the name of the software application executable file. This option displays in the Find Lab Resource, Create Test Environment, Create Machine, and Create Virtual Image editors.
Date Installed Type the date on which the software application was installed. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Install Location Type the location of the installation executable file. This option displays in the Create Machine, and Create Virtual Image editors.
Manufacturer Type the manufacturer of the lab resource. This option displays in the Create Machine editor.
Product ID Type the software product ID, for example, the manufacturing identification code or an internal name for a product. This option displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.
Product Name Type the name of the software application. Displays in the Create Machine and Create Virtual Image editors.

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