Running the Automation Host at System Startup
You can now configure and run the Automation Host at system startup on Windows/Mac/Linux without having to install the host as a service. Refer to these instructions to configure the Automation Host to automatically starts at system startup:
Accessing the Automation Host
When installing or registering the Automation Host, either via UI or via the `agentctl config` command, you no longer need to specify the computer name or IP address. Instead, you can access the Automation Host via:
- http://<computername>:<port>: it is accessible if your machine and the Automation Host machine are in the same network
- http://<IP address>:<port>: it is accessible if your machine and the Automation Host machine are in the same network
- http://localhost:<port>: it is accessible if you access the Automation Host UI from the machine where the Automation Host is running
- http://127.0.0.1: <port>: it is accessible if you access the Automation Host UI from the machine where the Automation Host is running
Automation Host Registration
The Automation Host Registration UI has been enhanced. The following has been added and/or changed:
- A new Run on Start Up checkbox. This allows users to configure the Automation Host to run at system startup.
- All agents now show their operational status on the Automation Host UI: Running/Idle
- When creating/updating Universal Agent, the Parser field now shows the parser name along with parser type, e.g. JUnit for Java (built-in), My Custom JUnit Parser (custom)
- Live operational logs exist within the Automation Host UI. Users are now able to copy logs to their clipboard and/or save the log to a file via the Host UI.
The command line registration has also been enhanced:
- Removed the parameter -Phost
- Added parameter -Pautostart=true|false. If this parameter is true, the Automation Host will automatically start at system startup. The default value is false.
The Automation Host homepage's "Information" section now includes an icon to access qTest Launch (if you are a qTest Elite user), as well as your Automation Host's directory location.
View and Export logs from Automation Host UI
The logs are now streamed to the Automation Host UI for easy monitoring and troubleshooting. You can watch the live logs via the Console Log section, copy the logs to the clipboard, or export them to a text file.
Enhanced Agent Creation
The Agent creation process has been improved. The following features have been added:
- When creating/updating Universal Agent, the Parser field now shows parser name along with parser type, e.g. JUnit for Java (built-in), My Custom JUnit Parser (custom)
- Added ability to clear last set magic variables on Universal Agent's Run Now screen
Support RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7+
Automation Host 2.2.2 now fully supports RHEL 7+.
Bug Fixes and Improvements
qtp.vbs script has been updated and bundled to the Automation Host package
Windows 10 qTest launch host does not show agent running when it is running