Once a user has prepared their environment for automation, VLAB Batch provides a low-cost option to scale execution into any number of parallel instances to exploit parallelism of the host environment, such as multi-core / multi-node servers. It contains all the same functionality but in a totally noninteractive, aka batch-mode, package. Most users will develop test automation scripts using another VLAB product and run them non-interactively in VLAB Batch.
• All VLAB Tools support batch mode operation for easy integration with standard automation frameworks
• All GUI commands are available from the python scripting environment
• All GUI interactions are echoed to a log file that can be used to instantly recreate an interactive session
• Target execution is deterministic enabling interactive rerun of interesting test cases