Hi. I just wanted to post a tip that we have started to use. This helps users communicate with our Virtual Services. The tip is to generate another response in the virtual service image that responds to a user just clicking on our endpoint. This response shows an example of what our virtual service expects and then what it will send back (sample request/response pair). Here is an example. A user just types in this endpoint into their browser: http:/wh1tkod0068:15501. To process this request, in the virtual service image, we need to handle the “GET /” transaction with no request but with the below response. The output from this is:
Message from LISA NAVIGATOR VIRTUAL SERVICE: This is a Default Response generated by clicking on the URL. To get a normal response please send in a POST along with NAVIGATOR_INPUT set to either Message1 or Message2. See the following sample code (without the spaces).
REQUEST TO LISA < NAVIGATOR_INPUT >MESSAGE1< /NAVIGATOR_INPUT > RESPONSE FROM LISA < NAVIGATOR_OUTPUT >This is the output for message 1
This could be a best practice. Just click on the url to see what the virtual service expects.