Integrating HCL OneTest™ Virtualization with Rational Quality Manager

You can deploy virtual services while you are running tests in IBM® Rational® Quality Manager by integrating it with HCL OneTest™ Virtualization. The integration is accomplished by using HCL Quality Server.

Before you begin

Ensure that both Rational Quality Manager and HCL Quality Server use the same networking protocol, either HTTP or HTTPS. HTTPS is enabled by default. For more information, see Configuring HCL Quality Server.
Important: If you set up the integration with a mix of protocols, with HCL Quality Server using HTTP and Rational Quality Manager using HTTPS, web browsers will not display the HCL Quality Server-contributed parts of the user interface. For example, the Deployment Plan selection dialog box will not be displayed. Also, such configuration is insecure.

About this task

Configure HCL OneTest™ Virtualization as the deployment provider for a Rational Quality Manager project area:

Procedure

  1. In the Rational Quality Manager console, click Settings > Manage Application.
  2. Under the Communication drop-down in the left pane, click Friends (Outbound). Click Add.
  3. In the Add Friend dialog, enter values for the parameters, as follows:
    Field Description
    Name The name of the application to which you are connecting - for example, RTCP.
    Root Services URI The Root Services URI of the application to which you are connecting (for example,
    https://rtcp.local:5443/RTCP/rootservices).
    OAuth Secret A string of your choice. You will not need it again for this particular integration.
    Trusted A parameter that indicates whether the connection is trusted. Make sure you select the check box.
  4. Click Create Friend. A success message is displayed.
  5. Click Next. The OAuth provisional key that was generated for the connection between HCL OneTest™ Virtualization and HCL Quality Server is displayed. You are prompted to authorize this key on the other server. You can ignore this message because such authorization is not required for this integration.
  6. Click Finish. The connection is established between HCL OneTest™ Virtualization and HCL Quality Server.
  7. Go to the settings for your project area in either of the following ways:
    • On the administration page, choose the project area under the Project Area menu at the top of the page.
    • On any other page in the project area, click the settings icon at the top-right of the page and click Manage This Project Area.
    In both cases, the Overview page is displayed.
  8. In the Associations section, click Add. In the Add Association dialog box, enter values for the parameters as follows:
    Field Description
    Application The application you configured from the list - for example, RTCP.
    Association The type of association that you want to establish between HCL OneTest™ Virtualization and HCL Quality Server. This should always be Uses - Automation.
    Artifact Containers The domain from which you want to run virtual services.
  9. Click OK and then Save to save the project area configuration.

What to do next

Run stubs or scenarios as a virtual service in Rational Quality Manager. See Deploying virtual services by using HCL OneTest™ Virtualization
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