Posts Tagged ‘automation’

A TcL Script Solution for Automated Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ironically, the biggest problem with repetitive reboot testing is that it is extremely repetitive. Although repetitive reboot testing can yield valuable data during product development, it’s generally a long, drawn-out procedure that can lasts for days or weeks. Obviously, it’s somewhat impractical to assign several employees to constantly oversee the repetitive reboot testing through completion, so many test labs rely on an automated solution to make regular reboot cycles are initiated without interruption for the duration of the test. One popular solution employed in many test labs is to automate repetitive power reboot regression testing using TcL (also known as “Tickle”) script.


Script Driven Power Reboot Regression Testing for Product Development Lab Applications

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

In the product development lab, power reboot regression testing provides engineers with a means for detecting product design flaws before releasing a product to market. Although this procedure can be very helpful in working the bugs out of a product before marketing, repetitive power reboot regression testing is also deadly boring and extremely time consuming. One way to streamline the repetitive power reboot test process and eliminate some of the innate tedium of the process, is to use a script-driven PDU to initiate each power reboot cycle.


Automate Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Using Scripts

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Repetitive power reboot regression testing provides product development engineers with a valuable tool for detecting hardware flaws and software buts before releasing a product to the general market. However, as vital as this function is, due to its very nature it’s also an incredibly repetitive task that can often take days or even weeks to complete. One popular solution for relieving some of the tedium of repetitive power reboot regression testing is to automate the process by using scripts to control power reboot and switching functions.


A Linux Powered Console Server with SNMP Compatibility

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A Linux powered console server can be an extremely useful tool for accessing command functions on remote console ports, monitoring conditions at off-site data centers and alerting tech support personnel when temperature, device response and other factors at remote network equipment installations indicate a possible problem. But what if you need a Linux powered console server that can be controlled and configured by commands issued by other programs or equipment?


IT services, integrators about to hit a decade of turbulence

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Sounds like both good news and bad news …

This is a guest post from Larry Dignan, Editor in Chief of ZDNet, TechRepublic’s sister site. You can follow Larry on his ZDNet blog Between the Lines (or subscribe to the RSS feed).


The traditional IT services business model, which revolves around systems integration, big projects and a lot of consulting, is about to hit a decade of upheaval, according to a Forrester Research report.

Simply put, the validity of traditional IT services will be questioned with the evolution of cloud computing, automation and on-demand software.