Alyvix Server Overview¶
Welcome to the user guide for Alyvix Server 1.6.
Alyvix lets you build end-user bots that visually interact with any Windows application like ERPs, or any web app in your favorite browser.
Alyvix Server lets you scale up visual monitoring by managing all of your tests at a single point. You can schedule end-user bots continuously and in parallel, while keeping your Windows RDP sessions up and running. It helps you report end-user experiences by retrieving the test case measurements and screenshots, as well as looking directly at their summary reports.
Alyvix Server provides the following features:
Session Management: Keeps multiple Windows Server sessions alive
Test Case Scheduling: Runs test cases continuously and in parallel
Measurement Web APIs: Provides recorded measurements and screenshots on demand
Transaction Reporting: Helps you find and view the certified results for each test case run
Alyvix Server runs on Windows, opening multiple, independent sessions on a private network. On each session it schedules monitoring test cases, collects their measurements, and logs the sets of Alyvix test cases you select. Everything from configuration to reporting is managed by a set of RESTful endpoints, so you can access any part of Alyvix Server in your browser, from anywhere in the world.
In addition to the terminology used with Alyvix Editor and Robot, Alyvix Server adds the following concepts:
Session: A two-way connection between Alyvix Server and a target Windows session that allows Alyvix Server to run test cases and gather metrics from that target session
Scheduling: A process that ensures that multiple Alyvix test cases are run at set intervals on the proper sessions
Alias: A unique identifier that combines a specific test case with a specific set of arguments, allowing you to distinguish between multiple versions of a single test case across sessions
Flow: The set of Alyvix test cases that are planned for execution on a particular session
Runcode: A code that uniquely identifies a particular test case run by Alyvix Robot
Report: A human-readable document that shows concrete proof of how a specific test case run performed, supported with screenshots
Together, the Alyvix suite of monitoring applications lets you guarantee to yourself or your clients that both native applications and web apps are functioning properly, no matter how many servers you manage.