Starting stubs: HCL Quality Server method

If you cannot use, or do not have access to HCL OneTest™ API to control stubs that were created and published from HCL OneTest API, use the Environments Dashboard of HCL Quality Server to start the stubs.

About this task

The Environments Dashboard also enables you to perform the following tasks:

  • Override a stub’s tag setting.
  • Adjust a stub’s response time.
  • Start scenarios, which are collections of configured stubs that can be started and stopped together.


  1. Log in to HCL Quality Server.
  2. Click the Environments icon or navigation link.

    The Environments Dashboard is displayed.

  3. You can change the domain and environment you want to view by clicking the domain/environment link, and from the domain/environment selection dialog displayed, select the domain, and then select the Environment.

    The Environments Dashboard is displayed for the selected environment and domain.

    Note: If you are using or later, and domain-level security is enabled, you can use only the domains to which you were granted access.
  4. Click the Start icon (image of the icon) of the stub you want to start. For information about the tabs available for a stub, see HCL Quality Server: Modifying stub information.
    • If there are no stubs on the Environments Dashboard, no stubs are available for the selected operation.
    • If the stub fails to start and displays a Broken state, you can find the possible cause by hovering over the stub. For more information, see Viewing broken stub messages.


After the stub has started, the status changes from Stopped to Started.

Starting from V9.2.1 or later, stubs are automatically restarted if the original instance stops working for any of the following reasons:
  • HCL OneTest API Agent failing
  • HCL Quality Server failing
  • a network outage