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Changing qTest Settings on the Automation Host

After you Install and Register the Automation Host, you may need the change the host settings if your qTest URL, username, or password needs to be changed. If you need to change the qTest URL or the username that is configured for the Automation Host, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on your account's displayed name and on the pop-up window, you can either change qTest URL or qTest credentials for the host to connect to your qTest application.
  2. Click on Save button. If the host can connect to your qTest with the input information, the settings are saved.

IMPORTANT:

  • It is strongly recommended that the account is granted with Create Test Cases and Execute Test Runs permissions.
  • Existing agents will be deactivated if their configured qTest projects can not be accessible using the account.
  • If qTest URL is changed, all existing agents will be removed. 

Restart Automation Host

If your Automation Host status is Offline, you can restart the Automation Host on your machine. Follow the instructions below based on the OS of your Automation Host to bring the status back to Online.

CentOS

Start Automation Host on CentOS

# invoke-rc.d qtest-automation start

Stop Automation Host on CentOS

# cd /usr/local/qtest-automation-x.x.x
# ./stop-server.sh

Ubuntu

Restart Automation Host on Ubuntu 

# invoke-rc.d qtest-automation restart

Stop Automation Host on Ubuntu

# invoke-rc.d qtest-automation stop

Windows

Start Automation Host on Windows

After the service has been installed, run the below command to start it.

service start

The downloaded qTest automation agent .zip file contains two files: 1) service.bat and 2) server.cmd. 

  • If you run automation as service.bat, the execution will happen in the background. 
  • If you run automation as server.cmd, it will pop-up the browser window showing the execution in progress.

The above command will start the Automation Agent as a Windows service. The automation tests will be executed in the background as service.bat. If you want to monitor the execution progress, please follow steps below to run server.cmd:

1. Stop the service:

service stop

2. Manually start the Automation Agent:

server.cmd

Stop the Automation Service on Windows

After the service has been installed, run the below command to start it.

service stop

Uninstall the Automation Service on Windows

After the service has been installed, run the below command to start it.

service remove
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