Defining your platform coverage

In the Test Environments section of the test plan, you can define a list of the software and hardware platforms that you plan to cover.

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In the Test Environments section of the test plan, use the Platform Coverage tab to create a non-binding list of platforms that you plan to cover. You can then use that list to generate the actual test environments that you need to run your tests.


To list the platforms that you plan to cover:

  1. Open the Test Environments section of a test plan.
  2. Click the Platform Coverage tab.
  3. Click the Manage the platforms to be covered icon (Add platforms to be covered icon) to open the Available Environment Options window.
  4. Select the environment type from the list.

    The default environment types include Application Server, Browsers, Database, Management Agent, Test Adapter, Operating System, and CPU.

  5. Move the specific application servers, browsers, CPUs, and so on from the Available column to the Selected column.
    Note: The options that are available in the dialog are defined as part of a test plan environment type. For more information about creating or modifying test plan environment types, see Test plan environment types.
  6. Click OK to add the selected platforms to the test plan.
  7. Click Save to save the test plan.


The list of covered platforms can be viewed in the test plan and are used as input if you choose to generate test environments automatically.

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