Associating/Disassociating Tests from a New Component Type

Typically, once a layer model is defined for a new component-type, all tests that are mapped to each of those layers will automatically get associated with that component-type. Sometimes, you may want to exclude one or a few of these tests for a specific component-type. For instance, let us assume that 3 Alcatel switch-related tests are associated with the Network layer. Since this layer is now mapped to the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component-type in our example, these 3 Alcatel tests will now run for the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component as well. These Alcatel tests however will not provide any information that is of significance to a Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component. Hence, it is best that these tests are disassociated from the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component alone. Let us see, how this can be achieved:

  1. Click the button corresponding to the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component-type in the User-defined components panel of Figure 4.
  2. This will invoke Figure 1. From the Associated tests list of Figure 1, select the Alcatel tests that you want to exclude for this component.

    Figure 1 : Selecting the tests to be disassociated from the new component-type

  3. Click the > button to disassociate the chosen tests. This will transfer the selection to the Disassociated tests list of Figure 2.

    Figure 2 : Disassociating tests for a component-type

  4. If you want, you can even associate some of the disassociated tests by selecting the tests from the Disassociated tests list and clicking the < button in Figure 2. However, this need not be done for our example.

    Note:

    You cannot associate a port-based test with a non-port-based component or vice-versa.

  5. Finally, click the Update button in Figure 2 to save the changes.

Note:

You can associate/disassociate performance tests for a Pre-defined component by clicking the  button corresponding to that component in the Pre-defined components panel. The rest of the procedure is the same as outlined in steps 2-5 above.

Unlike performance tests, configuration tests are not mapped to any layer. This means that if you want one/more configuration tests to run on a new component-type, you will have to explicitly map these tests with that component-type. Let us see how the Drives and Drives Capacity configuration tests can be associated with the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component in our example. To achieve this, do the following:

  1. Click the button corresponding to the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component in the User-defined components panel of Figure 4.
  2. Figure 3 will then appear.  From the Disassociated tests list of Figure 3, select the configuration tests that you want to associate with the Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex component. Then, click the < button to associate the selected tests.

    Figure 3 : Selecting the configuration tests to be associated with a new component-type

    Note:

    You cannot associate a port-based test with a non-port-based component or vice-versa.

  3. Finally, click the Update button to save the changes.

Note:

You can associate/disassociate configuration tests for a Pre-defined component by clicking the button corresponding to that component in the Pre-defined components panel. The rest of the procedure is the same as outlined in steps 2-3 above.