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Workstation Host Automated Test Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110250D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kallberg, DE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed which automates VM (Virtual Machine) host testcase execution and results verification. This is accomplished from an external driver (PC), providing complete control of host sessions unachievable by host-based testing programs.

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Workstation Host Automated Test Tool

       A program is disclosed which automates VM (Virtual
Machine) host testcase execution and results verification.  This is
accomplished from an external driver (PC), providing complete control
of host sessions unachievable by host-based testing programs.

      Automating the testing of host software sometimes calls for a
separate processor to send commands to the host software being
tested.  Otherwise, the environment required to run the test may
interfere with the test.  In addition, it may be desirable to
simulate human interaction, such as waiting for the results of each
command before entering the next command.  The program itself,
directed by a variable-format script, sends commands to the host
session and examines the results.  The program sends each command
separately to the host, verifies the results according to the
expectations, if any are given in the script, and then goes on to the
next command.  Provisions for errors, such as not getting any
response in a certain amount of time, are included.

      This software provides an entirely PC-driven method for
automatic script-based execution and results verification of host
testing.  The scripts are easy to write, and allow for much
flexibility through a variety of features.  Use of this tool does not
require any programming; however, user exits, which execute other
programs as subroutines of a script, can be utilized for greater
control of the PC or the...