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Sep 1 2008   3:36AM GMT

Virtualization: the ‘QuickTest Appliance’ Concept

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

VMWare Server is a great product. It can be used to host Virtual Machines (VMs) that operate independently from each other and from the host server, creating a tightly controlled test execution environment.

Here’s an example:
QTP VM Applicance

Some advantages of this virtual environment:

  • No need to install QTP on your personal desktop/laptop
  • Virtual Machine configurations are cloned from a template and can be easily restored/recreated
  • Test execution does not interact with your desktop applications (email, IM, browser)

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