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Spira 4.2 User Manual Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access
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10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access

5.9. Automation Host List

This section outlines how to use the Automation Host Management features of SpiraTeam® to manage the different host systems that will be running automated tests in your environment. Typically when scheduling automated tests you will want to execute the same tests on multiple computers running different environments.

SpiraTeam allows you to build a master list of automation hosts in each project, which can be used to schedule test sets containing automated test cases against. Please refer to the Test Set section of this manual for more information on managing and scheduling test sets.

When you click on the Testing > Automation Hosts global navigation link, you will initially be taken to the automation host list screen illustrated below:

The automation host list screen displays all the automation hosts entered for the current project, in a filterable, sortable grid. The grid displays the automation host ID together with fields such as name, description, last modified, token, and any custom properties. The choice of columns displayed is configurable per-user, per-project, giving extensive flexibility when it comes to viewing and searching automation hosts.

In addition, you can view a more detailed description of the automation host by positioning the mouse pointer over the host name hyperlink and waiting for the popup “tooltip” to appear. If you click on the host name hyperlink, you will be taken to the automation host details page described in section 5.9.2. Clicking on any of the pagination links at the bottom of the page will advance you to the next set of hosts in the list according to the applied filter and sort-order. There is also a drop-down-list at the bottom of the page which allows you to specify how many rows should be displayed in each page, helping accommodate different user preferences.

One special column that is unique to automation hosts is the “Token” field. This needs to contain a short textual identifier that uniquely identifies each automation host in the project. This will be used by each host computer to identify itself to SpiraTeam.