Posts Tagged ‘repetitive reboot test’

Intelligent High Amp PDU Supports Script Driven Power Regression Test Applications

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Irvine, Ca, April 30, 2014 – WTI (, a long respected innovator in the fields of power management and out-of-band console server solutions has announced that their VMR-HD4D series Intelligent PDU has been enhanced to support script driven control of power switching and reboot functions. As a result of this capability, the VMR-HD4D now provides a perfect power management solution for high amp repetitive reboot power regression testing in accelerated enterprise applications.


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.


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.


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.


Power On-Off Regression Testing Initiated by TcL Script

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Regression testing provides product development engineers with a reliable means for ensuring that hardware and software products can recover gracefully from a power interruption. In order to simplify the process of continually switching the test device on and off, user scripts (typically Bash scripts or TcL scripts) are employed to automate repetitive reboot testing.


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.)