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You can add virtual assets and responder suites on a connected Virtualize server directly from the CTP Virtual Assets page. To access this page, open the Service Virtualization module.

Creating Virtual Assets from an API Description

You can use CTP create virtual assets (.pva files) from an OpenAPI, RAML, or WSDL API description:


  • A .pva file will be created on the designated Virtualize server.
  • Message Responders for the operations and fault messages defined in the WSDL.

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Creating Virtual Assets from Traffic (Virtualize 9.10)

If you have Virtualize 9.10 or higher connected to CTP, you will be able to use the advanced interface for creating virtual assets from traffic. For details, see Creating Virtual Assets from Traffic.

Creating Virtual Assets from Traffic (Virtualize 9.9.x)

If you have Virtualize 9.9.x connected to CTP, you can create virtual assets  (.pva files) from traffic captured by a Parasoft proxy driver recording or another utility as follows:


  • A .pva file will be created on the designated Virtualize server.
  • A Message Responder with parameterized elements as well as preconfigured responder correlation and data source correlation will be added.
  • A Data Repository with applicable data sets and record types will be added. One data set will be added per message "group" identified by analyzing the traffic.
  • A repository data source will be added for each added data set and the Message Responder will be configured to use this data source.

Adding Empty Virtual Assets

To add a new empty virtual asset (.pva) from CTP:

  1. In the left pane, select the server or folder where you want the new virtual asset added.
  2. Choose Create Virtual Asset from the page-level action menu.
  3. (Optional) Modify the name of the newly-created virtual asset.
  4. Leave Create set to Empty, then click Create Asset (or Save, if you have Virtualize 9.9.x). No additional steps are needed here (you can add responders later).

Adding Responder Suites

To add an empty responder suite within an existing virtual asset (.pva file):


The responder suite will be added to the specified Virtualize server within the designated .pva file.

Adding Message Responders

You can add Message Responder tools from the CTP interface. Additional responders can be added from Virtualize desktop.
For details, see Adding and Editing Message Responders.