Running Silk Performer tests using Datasource

Running Silk Performer tests using Datasource

Below are the steps to set up Silk Performer tests to run in Silk Central Test Manager (SCTM) using a Datasource.

1) Setting up DataSource:

  • Create a project within Silk Performer.
  • Create tests within this project. (e.g browser tests to google.com)
  • Create Data Source linking to project folder of Performer.
  • The working folder is located on the Silk Central machine normally at c:\ProgramData\SilkCentral\working.
    • Ensure that an execution server installed on Silk Performer machine to run the tests from Silk Central
    • Ensure that this is set up within the "Execution Environment" section of Silk Central. Steps below.

  • Create a test container and selected data source just created.

  • Create a new child test with this container and selected "Silk Performer Test" as the test type.

  • Click "Browse" to select your Silk Performer project.

  • Click "OK" to select your Silk Performer Workload.


2) Creating Execution Environment:

  • Ensure execution server is installed and running on Silk Performer machine.
  • Create execution environment within SCTM under Execution Planning tab > Execution Environment.
  • Create new Physical Execution Server and assign it a keyword. (Ensure the hostname points to your Silk Performer machine)

3) Running the tests:

  • Create a new execution plan.
  • Assign the Test container created previously to this plan.

  • Go to "Assigned Tests" tab of the Execution Plan and select tests to run from the right-hand side menu.
  • Click the arrow to assign these to the execution plan

  • Go to the "Deployment" tab of the Execution Plan and edit the assigned keywords
  • Assign the keywords created when setting up your Execution Environment.

You can now run Silk Performer tests by either right-clicking this execution plan and running or by assigning a schedule and allowing it to run automatically.

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