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Verifying the DevTest Installation

Last update October 27, 2016

This section describes how to verify that the DevTest installation was done correctly.

Follow these steps:

  1. Start the server components.
  2. Prepare to log in to the user interfaces. You can:
  3. Access each user interface and log in.
  4. (Optional) Examine the directories.

Start the DevTest Processes or Services

This section explains the process of starting the DevTest Server with all components available. Use the sequence that is shown to ensure that all components start. Some of the ways you can start the DevTest processes or services are described following the start process.

Note: For more information about the processes, see DevTest Server Components.

If starting Enterprise Dashboard or any of the DevTest web services takes a long time, check your hard disk for fragmentation. Defragging the disk can improve performance.

Start Order Sequence

Start the DevTest Server processes (or services) in the following sequence:

  1. Start the Enterprise Dashboard Server.
  2. Start each registry.
  3. Start DevTest Portal.
  4. Start the following components in any order:
    • Broker
    • Coordinator server
    • Simulator server that is associated with each coordinator
    • Virtual Service Environment
  5. If used on the DevTest Server, start DevTest Workstation.
Note: To shut down the server components, use the reverse order.

Ways You Can Start DevTest Server

Access the DevTest Server processes in one of the following ways:

  • (Windows) Click the Start menu and expand DevTest Solutions. Start the processes in start order sequence.
  • Go to the LISA_HOME\bin folder. Start the executables in start order sequence.
  • (Windows) Go to Services and start the services in start order sequence.
  • Open a command prompt as an Administrator or open a terminal window. Go to LISA_HOME\bin, and enter the command to start each process in start order sequence. You can also start the respective services or start the associated vmoptions file. Get help by entering the command name followed by --help.

Log in as the Standard Super User

Important! Access Control List (ACL) is mandatory. No one can use DevTest Solutions without first logging in with a valid name and password.

Setting up security involves creating role-based user accounts and specifying the ACL with LDAP or with credentials that you define. If you plan to use LDAP for authentication, do not add your own user name and password as described in Create a User with the Super User Role. To access the UIs before you configure LDAP, use the standard user that is defined with the Super User role.

When you access DevTest Workstation, a login dialog opens.

To log in, type admin in the Username field, type admin in the Password field, and click Login.

When you browse to DevTest Portal, the login area opens.

To log in, type admin in the User Name field, type admin in the Password field, and click Log in.

Create a User with the Super User Role

Grant yourself full access to DevTest Solutions.

Follow these steps:

  1. Browse to DevTest Portal.


  2. Log in as the standard administrator user.
    1. Enter admin for the user name.
    2. Enter admin for the password.
  3. Enter Settings, Access Control, Users.
  4. Create a user account for yourself with a password that you will not forget. Assign a Super User role for full access to DevTest Solutions.
    1. Click Add User.
    2. In the User ID field, enter a unique ID that is composed of any combination of alphanumeric, hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.), and ampersand (@) characters.
    3. (Optional) In the Name field, enter the user name (alphanumeric, hyphen (-), underscore (_), and space characters).
    4. (Optional) In the Description field, enter a description for this user.
    5. In the Password field, enter a password that is composed of any combination of alphanumeric, hyphen (-), underscore (_), and ampersand (@) characters.
    6. In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.
    7. In the Roles Available area, select Super User.
    8. Click the right arrow to move the role into the Assigned column.
    9. Click Save.

Now, you can access any DevTest user interface or command-line interface and log in with the user ID and password that you defined.

Access the User Interfaces

The Enterprise Dashboard, the registry, and the Portal that you are using must be running for all UIs. See Start the Server Components.

Access the UIs as described here. Then, log in as the standard Super User or log in with your own credentials, where you defined yourself with the Super User Role.

Enterprise Dashboard

To view the list of registries that are connected to the Enterprise Dashboard:

  • Browse to the Enterprise Dashboard UI and log in.


  • (Windows) Log in to the server where the Enterprise Dashboard is installed. From the Start menu, expand DevTest Solutions and select DevTest Enterprise Dashboard UI.


The UI requires the Broker to be running.

CA Application Test and CA Service Virtualization use the Portal for some functionality. See Using CA Application Test and Using CA Service Virtualization.

Before you use the Application Insight feature, install the DevTest Java agent. Browse to the following URL and log in to the DevTest Portal to access Application Insight. Specify the host name of a computer with a running registry. See Using Application Insight.

  • Browse to the Portal UI and log in.


  • (Windows) From the Start menu, expand DevTest Solutions and select DevTest Portal UI.


Start DevTest Workstation on your local host. DevTest Workstation is where you create and edit tests and also stage tests. Alternative methods include TestRunner and junitlisa ant task, for example. See Using CA Application Test. The UI requires a coordinator server and a simulator server to be running.

  • (Windows) From the Start menu, expand DevTest Solutions and select Workstation.
  • Go to LISA_HOME\bin and run the Workstation.exe.
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