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Create and Deploy a Virtual Service from Request-Response Pairs

Last update January 27, 2015

The DevTest Portal lets you quickly create and deploy a virtual service from request-response pairs.

In previous releases, this feature was referred to as VSEasy.

The following modes are supported:

  • HTTP protocol
  • From VRS file

You can use this feature to create stateless virtual services for HTTP with SOAP, JSON, XML, or HTML payloads.

To configure non-HTTP virtual services, use VRS files.

When using a VRS file, you can chain data protocols. For example, you can use the Generic XML Payload Parser data protocol or the Request Data Manager data protocol to modify your service image.

The VRS file cannot reference external data. For example, the VRS file cannot reference copybooks and certificates for signing.

In the DevTest Portal, you must assign the virtual service to a virtual service group. When you select a VSE server, the available groups appear in the Service Group list. The default group is named vseasy. To change the name of the default group, update the lisa.vseasy.default.group.tag property in the lisa.properties file.

When you click Create and Deploy, the DevTest Portal indicates the location of the virtual service. The port number is automatically assigned.

Note: If you deploy a virtual service that has the same name as a virtual service that is already deployed in the VSE server, the existing virtual service is overwritten.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the home page of the DevTest Portal.
  2. Select CreateVirtualize using RR pairs in the left navigation menu.
  3. Select the mode that you want to use from the Protocols list.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Help panel. The Help panel also includes the following sample files:
    • HTTP request/response pair
    • JMS request/response pairs and VRS file
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  1. Anonymous
    2016-01-11 11:06

    Failed to create the "Service_Name" virtual service!:
    • Make sure the selected request/response files are valid
    Check the error logs for additional details.

    where do i find the error log? My request, response pairs are named properly and are validated in soapui and found to be schema compliant. Not sure what i'm missing. Please advise

    1. Jeff Stein
      2016-01-14 10:23

      I forwarded your question to one of the development teams. One person suggested that you review the registry logs. Log File Overview has information about the location of this and other log files.