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Release Notes

Last update February 12, 2015

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Release Date: 2015 February

8.0.1 Enhancements

8.0.1 CA Application Test Enhancements

Case Title Description Updates to User Documentation
195061, 21992009 Failed to export to Excel Fixed a problem with missing data when exporting reports to Excel.  
196679, 21999833 Authentication in REST step Fixed an issue with special characters in fields.  
196714, 22038931 Generate DDL for Enterprise Dashboard Added DDLs for Enterprise Dashboard databases.

Updated the following page:

Database System Requirements

197667, 22002181 Run Mode on suite documentation Updated tool tips for Run Mode.  
198943 Screenshot capability for DevTest Portal, Monitor Tests Added screenshot capability.

Updated the following page:

Display Details of Tests and Suites

199870, 200020 Support for HP ALM 12.0.1 rAdded support for HP ALM 12.0.1.

Updated the following page:

Install the HP ALM - Quality Center Plug-in

200848, 22009720 POODLE vulnerability with the SSLv3 protocol Disabled SSLv3 within Jetty.  
201419 JSON assertions should provide an option to allow the assertion to ignore the order of JSON array elements Functionality added.

Updated the following pages:

Ensure Result Equals

Ensure Result Contains

202982 Add tool tips to DevTest Portal Added tool tips to DevTest Portal.  
203319 Add support for Apple Safari browser to Selenium steps Added Safari support.

Updated the following pages:

Supported Browsers

Run a Selenium Integration Test Case

205673, 00010299 LDAP not correct in Workstation Prevented users from logging on anonymously, without a password.  
  Remove documentation for selenium-capabilities.

The selenium-capabilities functionality has been replaced with _selenium-config.json, which is intended for advanced Selenium users to configure Selenium web drivers.

Removed the following page:

Set Advanced Options on the Selenium Web Driver

8.0.1 CA Service Virtualization Enhancements

Case Title Description Updates to User Documentation
170564, 21923868 Exception caused by LISA recorder when recording driver based JDBC using a MSSQL DB Fixed an issue with the Squirrel driver giving NPE.  
191367

JDBC recording bug

Corrected the way SQL date, time, and timestamp values from a VSI are returned in a response.  Specifically, if the value is URL-encoded, like &quote;2014-12-25&quote;, we decode it to "2014-12-25".  
191989, 21975427 Incomplete response with special characters Addressed an issue where the socket emulator node wasn't reading the charset properly.  
192336, 21966704 Close waits issue Fixed an issue where sockets were being left open if the user hit an HTTP virtual service with an HTTPS request.  
194654, 21989190 Gzip content playback Code changes were made to allow for Gzipped requests to be handled properly.  
195671, 21994252 Custom IMS performance issue Addressed a memory management issue in the ITKOLoggingOutputStream class that causes OutOfMemory exceptions when very large messages are logged during a load/performance test  (for example, when the log messages approached 20M+ in size).  
197251, 22000518 VS Live System Invocation Code changes were made to address a double connect reset error after a greater than 2 minute idle time. The wording of the error message has been changed.  
197973 VSEasy port Moved the VSEasy application from the DevTest Console to the DevTest Portal.

Note: The term "VSEasy" does not appear in the DevTest Portal. You access this feature by selecting Create, Virtualize using RR pairs in the left navigation menu.

Updated the following page:

Create and Deploy a Virtual Service from Request-Response Pairs

198458 Delete operation The conversation editor in the DevTest Portal now lets you delete a node.

Updated the following page:

Conversation View

8.0.1 CA Continuous Application Insight Enhancements

Case Title Description Updates to User Documentation
174320 Frame details

Added the Request Headers and Response Headers tab to the frame information.

Updated the following page:

View Transaction Details

196480 Baseline Creation Enhancement Added the ability to add parameterization to REST stateful baselines.

Added the ability to specify the web application user name and password for REST, Web HTTP, and Web Service stateful baselines.

Added the ability to specify the stateful baseline assertion type. 

Updated the following pages:

Generate a REST Baseline

CAI Command-Line Tool

198027 Add background or badge for the agent stitching view Path graph displays an icon for the container type.

Updated the following page:

View Transaction Details

198031 On graphical view, show what the frames are eligible for VS or baseline Graphical view displays which frames are eligible for VS or baseline.

Updated the following page:

View Transaction Details

198479 Expand row icon and position modified for create VS and baseline Changed the icon and position of the expand details when viewing transactions in the Shelf dialog.

Updated the following page:

Consolidation of Transactions When Creating Virtual Services

199520 Compare recording and diff view Added the capability in Document Transactions for comparing recordings and viewing them in different views.

Added the following pages:

Compare Recordings

Show Recording Difference View

199529 Share Point of Interest Added right-click option in Analyze Transactions to share a POI.

Added the following page:

Share Point of Interest

199530 Create POI for frames on the shelf Added the ability to Set Points of Interest for transactions in the Shelf dialog and popup.

Added the following page:

Set Points of Interest in the Shelf

200668 View incoming and outgoing request for a link between frames Added the ability to view the incoming and outgoing request information by clicking a link between frames in the path graph. Added the Incoming Request tab and the Outgoing Request tab in the transaction detail dialog.

Updated the following page:

Path Graph

200832 Merging of Find Defects into Analyze Transactions Removed the Explore Defects window and added the functionality to the Analyze Transactions window.

Updated the following pages:

Analyzing Business Transactions

Working with Defects

Annotate a Transaction to View Defects

Generate a Defect Report

202190 SAP NetWeaver support Successfully completed regression testing on SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and 7.4. Support for SAP NetWeaver is restored in DevTest Solutions 8.0.1. SAP NetWeaver support was available in release 7.5.2 but not in release 8.0.

Added the following pages:

SAP NetWeaver

SAP NetWeaver Notes

Updated the following page:

CA Continuous Application Insight Supported Platforms

2042279 Create artifacts enhancement Added the ability to edit the prefix of the name when generating baselines and creating virtual services.

Updated the following pages:

Generate an EJB Baseline

Generate a JMS Baseline

Generate a REST Baseline

Generate a TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Baseline

Generate a Web HTTP Baseline

Generate a Web Service Baseline

Generate a webMethods Baseline

Generate WebSphere MQ Baseline

Create Virtual Services from EJB Transactions

Create Virtual Services from JCA Transactions

Create Virtual Services from JMS Transactions

Create Virtual Services from REST Transactions

Generate the SAP ERPConnect Virtualization Artifacts

Generate the SAP IDoc Virtualization Artifacts

Generate the SAP JCo Virtualization Artifacts

Create Virtual Services from TIBCO ActiveMatrix Business Works Transactions

Create Virtual Services from Web HTTP Transactions

Create Virtual Services from Web Service Transactions

Create Virtual Services from webMethods Transactions

Create Virtual Services from WebSphere MQ Transactions

8.0.1 Mobile Testing Enhancements

Case Title Description Updates to User Documentation
198487 Mobile scripting Support added for Appium scripting using the _webDriver variable. Updated the following page:

Modify Mobile Test Steps

194780, 201052 Voyager updates Added capability to:
  • Select an asset to target where to run the Voyager tests.
  • Enter authentication credentials for an application that requires them.
Updated the following page:

Generate Tests


8.0.1 General Enhancements

Case Title Description Updates to User Documentation
199012 Uninstall lisa cannot delete all files under installation folder When you uninstall DevTest Solutions, the Solr index files are now deleted.  
200978 Dashboard Portal Enhancement Added capability to resize, move, add, and remove portlets.

Added the following page:

Customize the Dashboard

203706 Store user preferences in database. Changes made to the DevTest Portal dashboard configuration are automatically saved.

Added the following page:

Customize the Dashboard

8.0.1 Known Issues

The following table describes the known issues with this release.

Case Issue Comments
     
     

End of Life Features

End of Life for a feature is defined as no future development, upgrades, or fixes are provided for that feature. Support for that feature ceases.

End of Life Features as of LISA 6.0.9

The following features have reached End of Life status as of LISA 6.0.9.

  • In-container testing support for JBoss and WebLogic through the deployment of a LISA EJB. This affects the Dynamic Java Execution step with the Remote option.
  • Swing testing: The step is now in the custom extension.
  • VSE WSDL generation that was developed in LISA 5 or earlier versions with the Axis client. This was replaced by the Quick Start option to create a VSI from WSDL.
  • LISAINT 1.0 by including of .jar or EJB co-deployment. If a LISAINT tag is written, it is respected for filters and assertions.
  • Web 2.0 only supports HTML and HTML 5 applications. We are dropping support for swing, Flex, and non-HTML testing.
  • Web Service Execution (Legacy) testing web service (with Axis) is deprecated in favor of the Web Service Execution (XML) step. The step was moved to custom steps, and there is no new development. Customers should actively start to move to the Web Service Execution (XML) step.
  • The legacy Raw SOAP request step is deprecated in favor of the Web Service Execution (XML) step. The step was moved to custom steps, and there is no new development. Customers should actively start to move to the Web Service Execution (XML) step.

End of Life Features as of LISA 7.1

The following features have reached End of Life status as of LISA 7.1.

  • Web 2.0 is no longer supported.

End of Life Features as of LISA 7.5

The following features have reached End of Life status as of LISA 7.5.

  • The following operating systems are no longer supported as of LISA 7.5:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2000
  • Legacy messaging steps are supported in LISA 7.5, but we plan to remove these steps in a future release. These steps are replaced by a new set of messaging steps introduced in LISA 7.5. For more information, see see Migrating DevTest Solutions.
  • Driver-based JDBC virtualization is supported in LISA 7.5, but we plan to remove this feature in a future release. Agent-based JDBC virtualization is the replacement for this feature. For more information, see Migrating DevTest Solutions.

End of Life Features as of DevTest Solutions 8.0

The following features have reached End of Life status as of DevTest 8.0.

  • The URL http://localhost:1505/reporting has been deprecated in 8.0.
    Accepted alternatives for navigating to the Reporting Console are:
    • http://localhost:1505/index.html?lisaPortal=reporting 
    • http://localhost:1505, then navigate to reporting from there.
  • APPC virtualization has been removed in CA Service Virtualization 8.0.
  • Support has ended for the following:
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Fedora 8
    • OS X 10.8
    • Ubuntu 9
    CA Technologies will continue to provide support for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, OS X 10.8, Fedora 8, and Ubuntu 9 with older versions of CA LISA under CA Maintenance contract until those versions are no longer supported by CA Technologies or the operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft (whichever is sooner).
  • CA Technologies will end support for Java 1.5 on our agent technology. Please refer to the Oracle website for further details. 
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