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    Purchasing Another Agent

    Hi,

    The company I currently work for has only one license for SilkTest 5.5. We have decided to use another machine to run SilkTest on and may decide to purchase an Agent Only. I'm not exactually sure how the "Agent Only" works and if this is the right approach. Can anyone please explain how this works and if it is beneficial?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Purchasing Another Agent

    yes u can use just the agent on a different machine. u run ur testcases from a central server which has silktest host. u can get the details thru the help file...search for "spawn"

    best of luck

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    Re: Purchasing Another Agent

    tsika,

    If you buy another agent, you still need to use your one copy of SilkTest to run tests over the network. The agent is the part of SilkTest that converts script commands to OS commands (like click, etc) but it cannot run tests on its own. What buying an additional agent gives you is the ability to run tests that use multiple machines.

    Paul

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    Re: Purchasing Another Agent

    You may want to look into getting SilkRuntime. It is a copy of SilkTest that can open and run scripts from, but you don't create scripts with it. This way you can run tests without tying up another machine, but it costs about half as much as a full license. Drop me a line if you want more specifics.....

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    Re: Purchasing Another Agent

    Cool -- I didn't know about Silk runtime.
    Is this something new with Silk 5.5 ?
    (We have not upgraded from 5.0.3.2 yet)

    Do you think Segue might be persuaded to convert one of our development licences to 2 runtime licenses ?

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    Re: Purchasing Another Agent

    That would be a question for you to ask your sales rep...... I don't know.

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