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Teaser: Server Console is Retiring

Blog Post created by Stefana_Muller on Apr 28, 2016

We're gearing up over here in CA-land to get out a new release in the next few months. I wanted to share with you one key tidbit on what we're changing in this next release.

 

We're getting rid of the DevTest Server Console! Yea, this guy running on port 1505 is going bye-bye and we're replacing it with interfaces in the DevTest Portal!

 

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The new UI in DevTest portal will include:

  • Virtual Service Environment Monitor - This replaces the "VSE" in Server Console. It's actually available today in DevTest 8.5, 9.0 and 9.1 if you want to take a look and start using it. It's quite nice and much easier to find the virtual service you are looking for quickly.
  • Reporting - Another area that is already in the DevTest Portal, reporting was introduced in 9.0 and enhanced in 9.1. This is a much easier way to view your test results. More details on all the reports available today are here:
  • Continuous Validation Service (CVS) - This feature is another one that was introduced in 9.1 so you can check it out now.
  • Server Health Monitor - This was the main screen in Server Console where you could monitor your VSEs, Simulators and Coordinator servers through a graph. Now, in the new DevTest Portal, you'll have a quick chart to monitor and track server uptime, CPU usage, Memory Consumption and Server information for each of these assets.
  • Access Control Settings - This functionality will be moved from the DevTest Console over to the DevTest Portal in the next release. It includes setting Roles, Users, Resource Groups and Resources for the folks that will be using the DevTest tool.
  • Set Password - This is a new feature allowing the end-user to change their password within the DevTest Portal UI. This feature is only available for those who are NOT using the LDAP integration. For those using LDAP integration, password management is directly through LDAP.

 

So, what are your thoughts on this change? Check out some of these screenshots:

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