Test run considerations for running tests on remote agents

Before you configure a test to run on a remote agent, you must read the considerations you must take into account.

You can run the following tests on a remote agent:
  • AFT Suite
  • Compound Tests that contains performance tests
  • Compound Tests that contains Web UI tests
  • Compound Tests that contains traditional HTML tests
  • Rate Schedule
  • VU Schedule
When you plan to run any of the tests on a remote agent from a project on Rational® Test Automation Server, you must complete the following tasks:
  • Install the agent V10.0.2 or later.
  • Start the command prompt to run suites or tests that contain Web UI tests on the agent by using the Run as Administrator option, and then start the agent by running the command, majordomo.bat.
  • Configure the agent with your offline user token to connect to IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server. The agent can be connected to both the server and desktop clients.
Before you add the tests to the remote repository, ensure that you have completed the following tasks:
  • Associated the agents with the performance schedule in Rational® Performance Tester.
  • Specified the host name of the remote workstation in the AFT XML file.

You must add the remote agents to your project on IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server. See Adding an agent to the project for running tests.