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qTest Automation Host 2.0 Upgrade Guide on Mac

In this article, we will walk you through how to upgrade your automation host to the newer version on Windows.

Below is a list of automation host versions that can be upgraded to the newer version. 

  • 1.3.8 to 2.0.0
  • 1.3.8 to 2.0.1
  • 1.3.8 to 2.0.2
  • 2.0.0 to 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0 to 2.0.2
  • 2.0.1 to 2.0.2

Notes: 

  • This article assumes you are running automation host version 1.3.8 and you want to upgrade it to the 2.0.x version.

Download qTest Automation Host 2.0.x

1. Go to this page Download Automation Host and download the qTest Automation Host 2.0.x for Mac. It is highly recommended that you download the latest 2.0.x version to benefit from bug fixes and enhancement.

2. Open Terminal

3. Move the downloaded file to /usr/local directory:

$ sudo mv agentctl-[version]-osx-x64-full.tgz /usr/local

Note:

  • You can move the package to /usr/local or wherever you'd like; sudo is only needed depending on the location it will be moved
  • Replace [version] in the command to the actual version that you have chosen to download, e.g. 2.0.1

4. Change current directory to /usr/local:

$ cd /usr/local

5. Extract the bundle:

/usr/local$ tar -zxf agentctl-<version>-osx-x64-full.tgz

Get your qTest API token

1. Login to qTest Manager as an Administrator and access to Resource page

2. Expand APIs and SDK section

3. Copy the API Token, as show from below screenshot.

token.png

Upgrade Automation Host to 2.0.x

1. If your current Automation Host 1.3.8 is running in Terminal, press Ctrl + C to stop it

2. Open Terminal and navigate to extracted Automation Host 2.0.x folder

$ cd /usr/local/agentctl-<version]

3. Execute below command to configure the agent 2.0

/usr/local/agentctl-<version>$ ./agentctl  config -Phost=[ip_address] -Pport=[agent_port] -Pqtest.url=[qtest_url] -Pqtest.token=c2FuZGJveHxodXluZ3V5ZW5AcWFzeW1wFAqrrAWEdOEsdqOTODRSFwNTMxODhlZDY5NTg2ZmMyYzA2NDA5MWNmMQ

Note: -Phost and -Pport parameters are optional

  • If you do not specify -Phost parameter, localhost will be used
  • If do you not specify -Pport parameter, 6789 will be used

Example:

/usr/local/agentctl-<version>$ ./agentctl config -Pqtest.url=https://demo.qtestnet.com -Pqtest.token=c2FuZGJveHxodXluZ3V5ZW5AcWFzeW1wFAqrrAWEdOEsdqOTODRSFwNTMxODhlZDY5NTg2ZmMyYzA2NDA5MWNmMQ

For more detail about how to configure qTest Automation Host 2.0.x, follow this article: Install and Configure the Automation Host

4. Run the backup command to copy data and configurations of the Automation Host 1.3.8

/usr/local/agentctl-[version]$ ./agentctl backup -Plocation=[directory_of_qtest_automation_host_1.3.8]/build/qautomation

Example:

/usr/local/agentctl-[version]$ ./agentctl backup -Plocation=/usr/local/agentctl-1.3.8/build/qautomation

If the command was successful, a backup file will be created at /usr/local/agentctl-<version>/backup/agentctl_bk.zip

5. Next execute below command to copy data and configurations of automation host 1.3.8 to automation host 2.0.x

/usr/local/agentctl-[version]$ ./agentctl restore -Pbackup-file=[/path/to/agentctl-<version>/backup/agentctl_bk.zip]

Example:

/usr/local/agentctl-<version>$ ./agentctl restore -Pbackup-file=/usr/local/agentctl-<version>/backup/agentctl_bk.zip

Start qTest Automation Host 2.0.x

Start the agent from Terminal:

/usr/local/agentctl-<version>$ ./agentctl start

Note: if you want the automation host to be started automatically when the system starts, you need to install it as a service by following this article: Install Automation Host as a Service

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