DevTest Agent Does Not Switch To PlayBack Mode

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Article ID: 4482

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Products

CA Continuous Application Insight (PathFinder)

Issue/Introduction

When deploying a Virtual Service created from transactions captured by the DevTest Agent, the agent does not automatically switch into or out of playback mode.

 

Cause

There are two possible causes:

  • The VSE cannot locate the DevTest Agent.
  • Some protocols, such as SOAP, do not switch the agent i

Environment

All supported DevTest platforms.

Resolution

The VSE cannot locate the DevTest Agent:

In the rules.xml on the VSE machine, add the following line in the console section:
<property comment="Broker url when run in embedded mode (i.e. in LW)" key="lisa.console.agent.broker.url" value="<protocol>://<registry host>:<port>?daemon=true"/>

where:
<protocol> equals DevTest internal connection protocol, either tcp or ssl
<registry host>equals the IP address or FQDN of the Registry machine
<port> equals the broker port, usually 2009

Example:
   <console>
      <property comment="Broker url when run in embedded mode (i.e. in LW)" key="lisa.console.agent.broker.url" value="tcp://192.168.1.21:2009?daemon=true"/>
   </console>

Restart the VSE.
 

Protocols that does not switch the agent into playback:

SOAP: Switching the agent into playback mode is not valid. The SOAP Virtual Service is utilized as any SOAP VS created by created. See the DevTest Documentation for details.
 

Additional Information

Not applicable.