Often Software Testers have requirements to install GenRocket Runtime on a Testing Automation Server so that it can run Test Data Generation Scenarios. We call this type of server a Named Server. Any Named Server that is executing GenRocket Scenarios, to generate synthetic test data, needs to be registered in the GenRocket system. When software tests are run on an automation server and call GenRocket Scenarios to generate synthetic test data, a license check is made to validate the Named Server.

We use the term, Named Server, because Test Automation Servers are sometimes changed; so, the named server can be reassigned to a new Test Automation Server.  

How to add a new Named Server?

Note: Only Organization Admins have the ability to add a new Named Server to the GenRocket Web platform.

Steps are:

Step 1: Click on the "My Organization" menu option, from the rightmost dropdown menu bar option, to navigate to the, My Organization dashboard.

Step 2: Inside the Manage Users pane, there's a Server Tab, where an Organization Admin can create a new Server. This tab also contains the list of all the existing Servers.

Click the New Server button to popup the New Server edit dialog.

Step 3: Enter a unique name for the server and, optionally, add a description and email address.

Step 4: Click the Save Button to create a New Server.

How to assign a License to the Server?

Steps are:

Step 1: From the, My Organization Dashboard, click the Server Licenses Tab in the Manage Licenses pane.

Step 2: Look for an available Server License and click on Assign Link; it will open a Dialog to assign the Server:

How to use a Server License?

After a Server has been assigned a valid License, it becomes a Named Server; then, an Organization Admin can download the Server Profile so that the Server may be used to execute GenRocket Scenarios.  

Note: To be clear, until a valid license has been assigned to a Named Server, an Organization Admin will not be able to download the Server Profile.

Steps are:

Step 1: Go to the Project Dashboard. From within the Resource pane, select the Server you want to download.

Step 2:  After selecting the Server, click to download the Server Profile.

Step 3: After downloading the Profile, go to the Server machine and place the profile into the <SERVER_HOME>/.genrocket folder.