Starting Silk test via Cygwin SSH
Is there a way to start the Silk tests via Cygwin SSH server or the microsoft telnet server?
I am putting up a web server that will have links that users can click to kick off silk test plans. I was trying to setup either Cygwin or the telnet server on the windows box running silk then when a user clicks on the link, the web server will either ssh or telnet to the windows box and start the test.
Right now I have it trying to run a .bat file which executes partner.exe. It seems that the partner.exe is running b/c I see it in the task manager but the silk gui and the test does not start up.
I was wondering if anybody has set this up before and knows what needs to be done to get silk test to start remotely.
Re: Starting Silk test via Cygwin SSH
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I have a temporary work around for this problem now. On the microsoft windows machine, I have it running cygwin with the SSH demon enabled so remote machines can get in. Then I have this perl script sitting in a loop that checks for a start_silk.bat file which basically runs the partner.exe command. My remote system SCPs the start_silk.bat file over and when the perl scripts sees this file it invokes that bat file which in turns start up the silk test.
With this method the silk gui opens up and the silk test starts to run.
That is basically how I am getting the silk test to run remotely right now. Theres a little more to it though. I not only SCP the .bat file over, I also SCP over the .pln files that are dynamically generated to the tests that the users want to run. After the test is over, the bat file kicks the automation server to come back over to get the results from the silk test so the user can view it via a web interface. If you want to know more, I can give more details about my system.