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Most configuration settings for the server are specified in the config.properties file located in the <SOAVIRT_HOME>/WEB-INF directory. The settings in this chapter are the most commonly-specified options, but you can specify more advanced settings, as well as test configuration settings. See the following sections:

Use Forward Slashes, Not Backslashes

When editing Windows file paths in config.properties, be sure to use forward slashes, not backslashes.

Correct: c:/my/workspace

Incorrect: c:\my\workspace

In this section:

Base Configuration Options


working.dir

This option specifies an absolute path to the SOAVIRT working directory. If not specified, a default working directory called ‘workspace’ is created in the <SOAVIRT_HOME> folder. We recommend changing the default directory so that the workspace is not under the <SOAVIRT_HOME> folder because upgrading to a newer version of the server could overwrite the workspace.

logging.config.file

This option changes the logging level using a built-in or custom log4j configuration. If not specified, the default value is /WEB-INF/default.logging.xml. 

You can specify a configuration using an absolute path or a relative path. The root for relative paths is the <SOAVIRT_HOME> directory location. The server ships with two built-in configurations available in the /WEB-INF/ folder:

  • default.logging.xml: A standard log4j configuration that logs only errors.
  • debug.logging.xml: A standard log4j configuration that provides verbose logging with extended details.

You can modify these built-in configurations as needed; see the log4j documentation for details.

Example Usage

logging.config.file=/WEB-INF/default.logging.xml

If you unzipped the WAR into c:/wars/soavirt, the server would resolve the relative location of logging.config.file to the absolute path c:/wars/soavirt/WEB-INF/default.logging.xml.

logging.config.file=d:/MyConfigurations/default.logging.xml

scripting.timeout.minutes

This option specifies the number of minutes after which Virtualize will attempt to stop an unresponsive script and log an error message. The default is 10 minutes.

Example Usage

scripting.timeout.minutes=5

server.port.http

This option tells CTP which port Parasoft Virtualize Server is listening to for HTTP. You must specify either server.port.http or server.port.https port. This value must match the HTTP port under which Parasoft Virtualize Server is deployed.

server.port.https

This option tells CTP which port Parasoft Virtualize Server is listening to for HTTPS. You must specify either server.port.https or server.port.http port. This value must match the HTTPS port under which Parasoft Virtualize Server is deployed.

env.manager.server

This option specifies the location of the CTP server. Be sure to specify the port and protocol (http/ https). Colons must be escaped with the backslash \ character.

Example Usage

env.manager.server=http\://em.parasoft.com \:8080/

env.manager.server=https\://em.parasoft.com \:9443/

Setting the Property with the REST API

You can also set this property after the server has been started using the REST API. Note that settings related to CTP in the .properties file are named "env.manager", which refers to the legacy name Environment Manager. The CTP object in the API, however, is labeled "ctp". These settings refer to the same component.

  1. Start the server and go the endpoint for writing to the .properties file:

    http://<host>:<port>/soavirt/api/v5#!/preferences/preferencesPUT_config
     
  2. Enter the Continuous Testing Platform (CTP) server setting as a JSON object into the input field and click Try it out!.

You can copy the following example JSON, paste it into your input field, and change the values to your installation:

{
  "ctp": {
    "server": "<your-ctp-server>:<port>",
    "name": "<your-ctp-server-name>",
    "username": "<your-username>",
    "password": "<your-password>",
    "notify": false,
  }
}

env.manager.server. name

This option specifies the name that will be used to label this server on CTP. You can use any value that helps you identify this server. 

Example Usage

env.manager.server.name=MyVirtServerLabel

Setting the Property with the REST API

You can also set this property after the server has been started using the REST API. See env.manager.server for details.

env.manager.username

This option specifies the username for logging into CTP.

Example Usage

env.manager.username=me 

Setting the Property with the REST API

You can also set this property after the server has been started using the REST API. See env.manager.server for details.

env.manager.password

This option specifies the (plain text or encoded) password for logging into CTP. 

As with the standard Eclipse-based Parasoft products, you can use the  –encodepass <plain password> option in the virtualizecli command line (from the Eclipse-based server) to generate an encoded version of a given password.

Example Usage

env.manager.password=12345

Setting the Property with the REST API

You can also set this property after the server has been started using the REST API. See env.manager.server for details.

env.manager.notify

This option enables/disables notifications to Parasoft CTP when virtual assets are deployed.

Example Usage

The following example enables notifications:

env.manager.notify=true

Setting the Property with the REST API

You can also set this property after the server has been started using the REST API. See env.manager.server for details.

env.manager.registry.id

This is a read-only setting used by CTP. 

soatest.license.enabled

This option enables/disables the license related to SOAtest functionality. The default is true. If this option is not present in the .properties configuration file, the default is used. If this option is set to false, other license-related settings will be ignored.

Example Usage

soatest.license.enabled=true

virtualize.license.enabled

This option enables/disables the license related to Virtualize functionality. The default is true. If this option is not present in the .properties configuration file, the default is used. If this option is set to false, other license-related settings will be ignored.

Example Usage

virtualize.license.enabled=true

soatest.license.use_network

This option enables/disables licensing over a network. If you are using a network license, you must also configure either a connection to License Server or to Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP)

Configure the following options to connect to License Server:

Configure the following options to connect to DTP:

Example Usage

The following example enables licensing over a network:

soatest.license.use_network=true

soatest.license.network.edition

This option specifies the type of license to retrieve from License Server or DTP. You can specify either custom_edition or professional_ edition. Contact your Parasoft representative if you are unsure of which edition you should set.

Example Usage

soatest.license.network.edition=custom_edition

soatest.license.custom_edition_features

This option specifies a comma separated list of features that should be requested for a custom edition license from License Server or DTP. Contact your Parasoft representative if you are unsure of which features you should specify.

Example Usage

soatest.license.custom_edition_features=Virtualize,Validate,Performance,Extension Pack,Service Enabled,Unlimited Hits/Day

virtualize.license.use_network

This option enables/disables licensing over a network. If you are using a network license, you must also configure either a connection to Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) or to License Server (deprecated). 

Configure the following options to connect to License Server:

Configure the following options to connect to DTP:

Example Usage

The following example enables licensing over a network:

virtualize.license.use_network=true

virtualize.license.network.edition

This option specifies the type of license to retrieve from DTP or License Server. You can specify either custom_edition or professional_ edition. Contact your Parasoft representative if you are unsure of which edition you should set.

Example Usage

virtualize.license.network.edition=custom_edition

virtualize.license.custom_edition_features

This option specifies a comma separated list of features that should be requested for a custom edition license from DTP or License Server. Contact your Parasoft representative if you are unsure of which features you should specify.

Example Usage

virtualize.license.custom_edition_features=Virtualize,Validate,Performance,Extension Pack,Service Enabled,Unlimited Hits/Day

dtp.server

This option specifies the host name of the DTP server. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network).

Example Usage

dtp.server=main1.parasoft.com

dtp.port

This option specifies the port number of the DTP server. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network).

Example Usage

dtp.port=8080

dtp.user

This option specifies the user name for DTP authentication.You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network).

Example Usage

dtp.user=admin

dtp.password

This option specifies the password for DTP authentication.You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network).

Example Usage

dtp.user=mypassword

license.network.host

This option specifies the host name of the License Server. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network). This option is deprecated in 9.10.3 and should be replaced with the dtp.server option.

license.network.port

This option specifies the host port of the License Server. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to true (see virtualize.license.use_network). This option is deprecated in 9.10.3 and should be replaced with the dtp.port option.

virtualize.license.local.password

This option specifies the password for the local Virtualize license. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to false (see virtualize.license.use_network).

virtualize.license.local.expiration

This option specifies an expiration for the local Virtualize license. You must also set the virtualize.license.use_network option to false (see virtualize.license.use_network).

Report Settings


session.tag

This setting specifies a tag for signing results from the test session. The tag can be a string, one or more variables, or a combination. Reports for different test sessions should be marked with different session tags so that similar runs can be distinguished from each other. The default is session.tag=${config_name}

Example Usage

You can use the session tag to represent a specific analysis type made on a specific code branch in a specific test environment. The following configuration could identify functional tests on the master branch for different operating systems:

session.tag=ft_master_${os}

build.id

This setting specifies a build identifier used to label results. It may be unique for each build, but it may also label more than one test session executed during a specified build. The default is ${dtp_project}-yyyy-MM-dd.

Example Usage

The default build ID includes the name of the project in DTP and the date of the build. For example, for the ATM project, the build ID included in the report may resemble the following: ATM2-2017-07-07. 

The following configuration specifies the custom abc_project id:

build.id=abc_project

report.developer_errors

This setting determines if details about developer errors should be included in manager reports. Set to true to include developer errors in reports or set to false to exclude developer errors in reports. The default is true.

report.developer_reports

This setting determines if detailed reports for all developers should be generated in addition to the summary report for managers. Set to true to enable generating detailed reports for developers. Set to false to disable generating detailed reports for developers. The default is true.

report.authors_details

This setting determines if an overview of the number and type of tasks assigned to each developer should be included in the report. Set to true to include types and numbers of tasks assigned to each developer. Set to false to exclude types and numbers of tasks assigned to each developer. The default is true.

report.testcases_details

This setting determines if additional test case details should be included in the report. Set to true to include additional details about test cases. Set to false to exclude additional details about test cases. The default is false.

report.associations

This setting enables or disables showing requirements, defects, tasks, and feature requests associated with a test in the report. Set to true to include requirements, tasks, and feature requests in the report. Set to false to exclude requirements, tasks, and feature requests from the report. The default is false.

report.assoc.url.[tag]

This setting generates a link to an association inside the HTML report. The URL is a query string containing an [%ID%] or ${id} placeholder for the issue identifier. Supported tags are pr, fr, task, req, and asset.

Example Usage

The following example creates a link to a PR in Bugzilla in the HTML report:

report.assoc.url.pr=http://bugzilla.company.com/show_bug.cgi?id=[%ID%]

report.failed_tests_only

This setting determines if only tests that failed should be included in the report. This option is only valid for functional testing tools. Set to true to only include tests that failed in the report. Set to false to include all tests in the report. The default is false.

report.test_suites_only

This setting determines if summary section of the report lists only top-level suites or if it displays a tree-like view of the individual tests. Set to true to only include top-level suites in the summary section of the report. Set to false to include a tree-like view of the individual tests. The default is true.

Adding Custom/External Jars

You can make external/custom jars (e.g., Parasoft SOAtest/Virtualize custom extensions, third-party jars, JDBC drivers, etc.) available to Parasoft Virtualize Server.

  1. Add the jar(s) using one of the following methods:
    • Copy the jar(s) into the <workspace>/VirtualAssets/system_jars folder, which is where Parasoft Virtualize Server searches for custom/external jar files to load. Add this folder if it does not already exist.
    • Upload the jar(s) using the REST API upload operation (/v5/files/upload) as described in the Swagger documentation (see API Usage). The upload should specify the /VirtualAssets/system_jars as the parent folder. The /VirtualAssets/system_jars folder will be created if it did not already exist.
  2. Reload the jars using one of the following methods:
    • If the jars contain Virtualize custom extensions, restart the server.
    • Otherwise, either restart the server or call the /v5/preferences/systemProperties/reload REST API.

Additional Configuration Notes

If you want to modify the value of the "Server" HTTP Header in Parasoft Virtualize Server's HTTP Response to ‘Parasoft Server’ (this is the default for traditional Eclipse-based Virtualize server deployments), you need to modify the servlet container configuration.

Some servlet containers reject Trace requests (i.e., HTTP requests using the TRACE HTTP method). If your servlet container rejects Trace requests but you want Parasoft Virtualize Server to support Trace requests (like traditional Eclipse-based Virtualize Server deployments do), you will need to update your servlet container configuration accordingly.

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