Scenario 2.2.2 and Pulse 9.1.2 Single Server Installation Guide


In this article, we provide instructions to install qTest Scenario 2.2.2 and Pulse 9.1.2 as part of the OnPremise 9.5.3 package on a CentOS/ Ubuntu machine using Docker. Please read the instructions thoroughly before starting your installations.

To request assistance with installation or obtain the self-upgrade links, complete the OnPremise New Install Form.

Note: If you are not performing a fresh install and are upgrading, use the Upgrade Request Form and reference the OnPremise Upgrades Guide.

Before You Begin

  • qTest Scenario and Pulse only work with qTest Manager 9.5.3 or later.
  • Docker 17.03+ should be installed. Follow these instructions to install Docker on your machine.
  • For CentOS, you need to follow additional instructions to adjust Docker Storage Driver from overlay to device mapper.
  • For CentOS 7.X+ or Ubuntu 16.10+ machines: Docker requires a 64-bit installation and your kernel must be at least 3.10.

Read the following:

Note: if you want to deploy qTest Scenario/Pulse and qTest Manager 9.5.3 on the same server using Docker, read this article Manager 9.5.3 Single Server Installation Guide for Docker. 

Download qTest Scenario/Pulse

This step is only necessary if you are installing Scenario/Pulse on their own server.  

  1. Download the docker deployment package.
  2. Extract the package.
  3. Access the extracted package directory.

Install and Configure qTest Scenario/Pulse

Configure Applications

$ ./configure --apps "mongo pulse pulselb scenario scenariolb"

Configure URL and Port

  • If you are going to deploy qTest Scenario and Pulse with HTTP:
    $ ./configure --qtest-url "http://<qtest manager's domain or public IP address>:<qtest port>"--pulse-url "http://<IP of current machine>:<pulse port>" --pulse-http "<pulse port> --scenario-url "http://<IP of current machine>:<scenario port>" --scenario-http "<scenario port>”
  • If you are going to deploy qTest Scenario and Pulse with HTTPS: 
    $ ./configure --ssl-key "<SSL Key>" --ssl-cert "<SSL Cert>" --ssl-ca "<SSL Ca>" --qtest-url "https://<qtest manager's domain or public IP address>:<qtest https port>" --pulse-url "https://<IP of current machine>:<pulse https port>" --pulse-https "<pulse https port> --scenario-url "https://<IP of current machine>:<scenario https port>" --scenario-https "<scenario https port>"

Start qTest Scenario/Pulse

$ ./startup

  1. The script will download the application images to the Docker. It may take a few hours depending on your network connection.
  2. Once the installation is complete, access qTest Manager via your browser and start to configure qTest Manager with qTest Scenario and Pulse.


Configure qTest Manager to Connect to qTest Scenario

For Scenario 2.2.2, there is no configuration required between qTest Manager and qTest Scenario inside of qtest Manager as was required with Scenario 1.0.

Configure qTest Manager to Connect to qTest Pulse

  1. Login to your qTest Manager using a Site Administrator account.
  2. Select Administration from the drop-down that appears when you hover over your username.
  3. Select the System Configurations tab.
  4. In the Miscellaneous section, enter the URL for qTest Manager.
    • http://[qTest_Manager_IPAddress]:[Port] if you installed qTest Manager without SSL certificate
    • Or https://[qTest_Manager_IPAddress]:[Port] if you installed qTest Manager with SSL certificate.
  5. In the Pulse section, enter the URL of your qTest Pulse server. The URL entered here should be the public IP and the same one you entered in the file.
    Note: Pulse requires both the http:// and https:// ports
    • http://[qTest_Pulse_IP_Address]:[HTTP_Port] if you installed qTest Pulse without SSL certificate
    • https://[qTest_Pulse_IP_Address]:[HTTPS_Port] if you installed qTest Pulse with SSL certificate.
      NOTE: Please make sure that you have completed the SSL configuration for qTest Manager if you want to install qTest Pulse with SSL protocol.
  6. Select Test Connection and wait for qTest Manager to show the message "Connected to server successfully." then Save.

Access qTest Pulse

Follow these steps to validate that qTest Pulse was installed and configured successfully.

  1. From qTest Manager's top navigation, access qTest Pulse from the nine box 9_box.png icon.
  2. The Pulse homepage will display in a separate browser window.
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