Deployment scripts and Machine names

In a typical nightly build scenario involving a multi tier app, the deployment and test scripts running on one tier might need the machine name of the other tier. Example: To provision IIS account on SQL, the computer name of the web tier need to be passed to the scripts that will be run on…


Macros for E2E deployment

Lab management 2010 helps in automating the daily build scenario end to end, using the build-deploy-test workflow. The deployment scripts being run as part of the workflow can be anything from a batch file to an MSI or a power shell script. Few in-built macros are available to facilitate authoring of deployment scripts. Let us…


Using Lab management SDK

Lab management’s public interface is exposed at both web service layer and at the client SDK layer. The SDK can be used to script a bunch of stuff. To pen down a few : To automate some maintenance tasks like cleaning up old environments, storing environments to library when the environments are not in use…….


Test agent configuration

As mentioned in my previous post, test agent and controller configuration is something, that has been introduced newly in Beta2. Let me elucidate the test agent configuration a little bit. How : The test agent configuration can be done through the “Team Test agent configuration” tool. To launch the tool, go to “Start –>All Programs…


vstest.console.exe – CommandLine Test Runner

As we know, the unit testing tools has been completely revamped in Visual Studio 2011. One such component is the new command line runner – vstest.console.exe What is it ? new command line test runner “vstest,console.exe” which would run tests written against any test framework – MSTest framework, Nunit, Xunit and so on. Where can…