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Zipline can easily be extended using external scripts in any scripting language. The script that you want to use should be invokable from the command line. Custom-built external scripts can be executed from within Zipline using the Parameter Test tool. Open the Parameter Test wizard using the Add Parameter Test menu option from the right click menu in the Capture area. In the previous Parameter Test instance...

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Web Interface Workflow Zipline offers four types if user interfaces Graphical user interface Web interface Telnet interface Python interpreter interface The web-based interface, telnet interface or the python interpreter interface could come in handy in case you are not at your desk and would like to start a testcase execution. Zipline Automation suite would have to be running on your workstation for the these interfaces to be...

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Scheduler Workflow Zipline Scheduler schedules test-groups (which is a collection of testcases) to begin execution at a specific time in future. To access the scheduler, navigate to the Test Scheduler area in Zipline. You can perform the following operations in the Test Scheduler area. Create, Edit, Delete a test-group Schedule, Edit, Delete a Replay Task by specifying the test resources and the scheduled time Manage (Pause,...

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Python Interpreter Interface Workflow Zipline offers four types if user interfaces Graphical user interface Web interface Telnet interface Python interpreter interface The Zipline python interface can be accessed using a telnet client. Type in the following command. telnet 4446 Use the same set of credentials that you use with the graphical user interface. Zipline presents a python interpreter interface to the logged-in user. You can execute the usual python commands...

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CLI Workflow Zipline offers four types if user interfaces Graphical user interface Web interface Telnet interface Python interpreter interface The Zipline telnet interface can be accessed by any telnet client. Type in the following command. telnet 4444 Use the same username password credentials that you use with the graphical user inteface. help command lists the commands available via the telnet interface. Use the startTestcase command to start executing a particular...

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Logging In Double-click the Zipline icon on the Desktop or select Zipline from the list of installed applications. Specify your username and password. If you are running a trial version of Zipline, the default credentials are: Username: user Password: password Specify the license key that has been provided to you. Zipline can be used in two different modes Internal Database Mode External Database Mode Make your selection using the drop-down...

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Elements (DUT) An Element represents the Device-under-Test. The Element could be any network device - a swtich, router, hub, work-station, etc. that is being tested. The Element must offer an interface (telnet, ssh) through which the tests can be conducted. Testbed Similarity Test Department usually has several teams of Test Engineers working on the qualification of network device software as well as hardware. Often multiple testbeds are used...

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Zipline upgrade process is very straightforward. Select 'Update Software' from the 'Help' menu in the Zipline IDE. If there are updates available, you will be presented with an option to install the updates in your Zipline installation. If the Zipline installation is up-to-date, no changes are made to the installation. ...

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If you need to install Zipline on work-stations that may not have internet access, we can setup a local Zipline License Server at your facility. The License Server will require internet access and manages the licenses required for all workstations where Zipline is installed. ...

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Unpack the Zipline Automation Suite in a folder on the workstation Double click on the installer file (setup.exe). Review and accept the license agreement to proceed. Select the folder where you wish to install Zipline. Select an installation mode. 'Typical' installation mode is recommended. Click 'Install' to continue with the installation process. Zipline installation process continues. Once the installation process completes, click on the green arrow to fire up Zipline IDE or...

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