Simulation for Mobile and IoT Testing Now Available in Service Virtualization 5.1

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Mirek Novotny

The Micro Focus Service Virtualization team is proud to announce the release of Service Virtualization version 5.1, which introduces many new enhancements for testing a new style of applications, allowing flexible deployment on various platforms and dynamic usage of simulations in DevOps and Continuous Testing practices.

Micro Focus Service Virtualization now consist of 3 core components SV Designer, SV Server and SV Lab.

  • SV Designer is an easy-to-use Virtual Service design and development environment
  • SV Server is a shared and scalable runtime to run simulation controlled over the web base interface

SV Lab is a newly available shift-left API simulation technology with an innovative way to model simulations
sv1.pngThe major enhancements in SV v5.1 include features previously available in the SV early access program--now generally available for production use:

  • SV Lab – essential SV component allowing users to create advanced simulation scenarios using simulation language and expand simulation use for testing of mobile and physical connected devices
  • SV Server on Linux - production support for SV Server deployments on Linux environments
  • SV Server and SV Lab server on Docker – production support for deployment of SV servers on native Docker environments

SV Lab technology provides developers and test engineers with a powerful set of new capabilities to solve advanced simulation use cases in testing of enterprise applications spanning across web and mobile user interfaces; from legacy back-ends to cloud native applications, connected devices and Internet of Things.

Watch the SV Lab Introduction video from our Service Virtualization technical videos library to become familiar with the new capabilities and learn how to start using it. 

sv2.jpgSV Lab is now also embedded and integrated inside of Micro Focus LeanFT and Silk4J test automation tools with the possibility to Discover, Learn and Simulate directly in the test automation tool without the need for any further SV installation. It brings a lightweight simulation for traditional Web and API communication technologies like REST and HTTP/S or IoT specific technologies like MQTT right into the practitioner’s test environment.


Service Virtualization v5.1 also includes the previously released v5.0.1 update. Both releases contain numerous new enhancements to already available SV components. The majority of such enhancements are directly requested by our SV users though Micro Focus support or through direct feedback to the product team. Following are few highlights:

Dynamic Response Queues. Added user defined option for JMS and MQ protocols allowing to override Virtual Service configuration and use a different response queue for every response in a data model.

Operation Specific Rules. It is now possible to add a new rule into single Virtual Service operation without affecting other operations in data model.

Design from Scratch. Improved creation of Virtual Services for non-existing real services. Real service endpoint and data are no longer needed. Such service cannot be switched into learning and standby modes.

Project Cloning. User can now clone the whole SV project at once directly from SV Designer using project contextual menu.

Service Description Update. Improved automation possibilities by allowing “ResourceManager” tool to update VS Service Description from the command line.

Simulation Report Row Identification. Improved a way to find and correlate rows in Simulation Report by unifying Simulation Report row numbers with corresponding row numbers used in the Virtual Service data model.

Azure SQL as a Database. Improved SV TCO by adding a possibility to use cloud native database – Azure SQL. New database can be configured with both SV Designer and SV Server deployments.

AWS SQS. Introduced support for AWS SQS by adding new JMS provider (in Early Access)

To see a complete list of new features and capabilities in Service Virtualization v5.1 check out the SV Help Center What’s New page. You can also find all past enhancements listed in What's New in Past Versions document.

If you want to try out Service Virtualization v5.1, now you can download a free Service Virtualization Express Edition, and reference any of the complementary demos and video tutorials explaining the basic simulation concepts.

Should you need an immediate help you can reach us at Micro Focus SV Community or though Micro Focus Support.


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