Viewing test environments

You can view all the test environments that are available to be used in lab management activities such as creating resources, searching for resources, and requesting and reserving lab resources.

Before you begin

To view all test environments:

Procedure

  1. In the main menu, click Lab Management > Browse > Test Environments. All the test environments that are available in lab management are displayed.
  2. To view details about a test environment, click a test environment name.
  3. To create a template for a new test environment based on one of the test environments, select the test environment check box, and then click the Copy icon (Copy).
  4. To see a preview of a test environment, select the test environment check box, and then click the Preview icon (Preview). A summary of the test environment is displayed at the bottom of the editor.
  5. To create a request for a lab resource that is based on a test environment, select the test environment check box, and then click the Create Request icon (Create request).
  6. To search for lab resources that use one of the test environments, select the test environment check box, and then click the Search icon (Search).
  7. To create a test cell that is based on a test environment, select the test environment check box, and then click the Test Cell icon (Test cell).
  8. To delete a test environment, select the test environment check box, and then click the Remove icon (Remove).
  9. To synchronize a test environment with channels, select the test environment check box, and then click the Sync the environment with channels icon (Synchronize).
    Note:

    Channels are subsets of test environments based on common lab resource properties. For example, imagine two test environments, both with Windows 7 Enterprise as an operating system and x86-64 CPUs. If a channel exists in the project for Windows workstations with 64-bit CPUs, these two environments would be linked to that channel once they were synchronized. After, when selecting one of these test environments to run a test case execution record, the x86-64 Windows workstation channel would be available for use.

    If one of those workstations had its operating system or processor changed, after which channel-test environment relationships were synchronized, that channel would no longer be available when running a test case execution record on that environment.


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