Running STAX automation from Rational® Quality Manager

After the Software Testing Automation Framework Execution Engine (STAX) environment and adaptor have been configured, and at least one STAX task is available for execution, you can execute STAX tasks from within IBM® Engineering Test Management.

Before you begin

If you already have machines created in Engineering Test Management, start with step 4 in the following procedure.


  1. In the main menu, click Lab Management > Create > Machine. The Create Machine editor opens.
  2. Enter the test machine name. This should be the fully-qualified hostname of the machine.
  3. At the top of the Create Machine editor, click Save.
  4. Click the Add to Provider icon (Add to provider).
  5. In the Add to Provider window, in Provider, select STAX. Leave the rest of the fields blank.
  6. Click the Save. The message Lab resource successfully added to provider displays. If the machine is not added to the provider, this might be because STAF is not running on either the Engineering Test Management server or the target machine, or because the configured Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) trust levels are incorrect.

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