Configuring ZBots and installing ZIPs
In order to execute TestArchitect test cases or test modules from Zephyr, a Zephyr Bot (ZBot) agent is required to form the link between the Zephyr server and the TestArchitect Client on your machine. Additionally, a custom TestArchitect ZIP project must be deployed on the TestArchitect Client machine.
To install a ZBot agent and deploy a custom TestArchitect ZIP project, carry out the following procedures:
In TestArchitect Client, select Tools > Plug-ins > ZBot Configuration.
On the ZBot Configuration Plug-in dialog box, click and browse to ZBOT_HOME_DIR.
For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZBot.
In the ZBot Configuration Plug-in dialog box, click OK to install the plug-in.
If one does not already exist, TestArchitect automatically creates a folder named plugin. This folder stores the plug-in and configurations needed to form a link between the Zephyr server and your TestArchitect Client.
Start the ZBot service manually:
Go to ZBOT_HOME_DIR\bin and double-click the Zbot.bat batch file.
A command line window appears indicating that ZBot started successfully.Remember:Leave the command line window open on your machine; otherwise, the ZBot process is terminated.
- Prior to running automated tests from Zephyr, it is required that you repeat step 5 to start the ZBot service manually.
- It is also recommended that on Windows you do not start ZBot through the standard Windows Services application. Otherwise, ZBot may not be launched properly.