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How to use Selenium Server to run to playback from Selenium Builder


Article ID: 38041


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CA Application Test Service Virtualization CA Continuous Application Insight (PathFinder)



The Selenium Server is needed in order to run either Selenium RC style scripts or Remote Selenium WebDriver ones.




There has been a change to Selenium Builder since this documentation, Selenium Builder 3.0.5 is what now comes with Firefox.

You cannot run locally anymore from Selenium Builder, you need to run from Selenium Server.




All Supported DevTest Windows platforms

Firefox browser only can be used for Selenium recording



Selenium Server can be gotten from:

This is just a jar file that gets downloaded and then when you execute the jar file it runs like this example:

C:\SeleniumServer>java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.50.1.jar

10:34:56.286 INFO - Launching a standalone Selenium Server

10:34:56.537 INFO - Java: Oracle Corporation 25.71-b15

10:34:56.538 INFO - OS: Windows 7 6.1 amd64

10:34:56.572 INFO - v2.50.1, with Core v2.50.1. Built from revision d7fc91b

10:34:56.733 INFO - Driver class not found:

10:34:56.734 INFO - Driver provider is not registered

10:34:56.741 INFO - Driver provider org.openqa.selenium.safari.SafariDriver registration is skipped:

registration capabilities Capabilities [{browserName=safari, version=, platform=MAC}] does not match the current platform VISTA

10:34:57.162 INFO - RemoteWebDriver instances should connect to:

10:34:57.163 INFO - Selenium Server is up and running


Once you record your website, when you play it back in Selenium Builder the information you need will be in the display like above.




Release: LSASVR99000-8.1-LISA-Server