Posts Tagged ‘regression test’

Power On Off Testing Controlled by Python Script

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Repetitive power reboot testing provides product developers with an effective means to detect hardware and software problems before a product is released to the general market. In most cases, repetitive power reboot testing involves repeatedly powering a test device off and on over a period of several weeks or even months. Given the repetitive nature of this type of regression testing, and the duration of the test, repetitive power reboot testing is a prime candidate for automation, and the process can be easily automated using Python script to initiate a series power reboot cycles.


Automate Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Using Perl Script

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Repetitive power on/off regression testing has long served as a powerful tool for product development engineers by providing a reliable means to test a new product’s response to a power reboot. Given the duration of a typical power on/off regression test, and the number of reboots involved, the need to automate is easy to understand; not only does automation provide consistency and continuity in regression testing, but it also eliminates the need for constant human management of the test process. Fortunately, power on/off regression testing can be easily automated using Perl script to drive an advanced power switching product, such as the VMR-16HD20 Outlet Metered PDU.


Using TcL Scripts to Drive Repetitive Power Cycle Test Applications in the Lab

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Although repetitive power cycle testing provide an effective means to detect hardware flaws and software bugs, setting up this type of test can sometimes be somewhat complicated. One way to simplify repetitive on/off power cycle testing, is to use a switched PDU that is driven by TcL scripts (also known as “Tickle” scripts.)