Creating lab resource data for physical machines

You can create lab resource data for physical machines to track in the lab management tool.

Procedure

To create lab resource data for a physical machine:

  1. In the main menu, click Lab Management > Create > Machine. The Create Machine editor opens.
  2. At the top of the editor:
    1. Click <Enter New Machine Name>, and type a host name or IP address for the machine.
    2. In Owner , select an owner for the machine.
    3. In Operational Status, select a status, for example, Available.
    4. In <Click here to enter a description>, type a description of the machine.
  3. In the General Info section:
    1. In Type, select PhysicalMachine.
    2. In Location, type the location of the machine.
    3. In Administrative Status, select a status, for example, Enabled.
    4. To set up a connection to a remote machine, expand Remote Connection and then click the Add icon (Add).
    5. In Remote Connection, select the type of connection. The options are Remote Desktop, VNC, ftp, http, and telnet.
    6. In URL, click the Edit icon (Edit) to enter or edit the URL for the remote connection.
    7. To add additional remote connections, click the Add icon (Add).
  4. Point to Hardware and expand the section. Provide information in as many of the fields as you can.
  5. Point to Operating System and expand the section. Provide information in as many of the fields as you can.
  6. Point to Software and expand the section. Provide information in as many of the fields as you can.
    Note: If the lab resource that you are defining has attributes that do not display in the Create Machine editor, ask the project administrator to add the attributes that you need to the lab resource properties in Administration > Manage Project Properties > Lab Resource Properties.
  7. At the top of the Create Machine editor, click Save. The new physical machine definition is added to the test lab manager database and the new machine name is displayed at the top of the editor.

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