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ixchariot automation using perl

by rjsaulakh (Beadle)
on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:51 UTC ( #1015689=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
rjsaulakh has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

need help to automate ixchariot using perl

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cpan search didnt help with any perl module

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Re: ixchariot automation using perl
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:11 UTC

    Sorry :)

    What is it? what interfaces does it offer? What does the documentation say? is it true JPL uses ixchariot ? I heard JPL uses perl

Re: ixchariot automation using perl
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:58 UTC
    According to the publicly available documentation, there is a TCL/Perl API. There is also an example code using it on the support site as well. Note: It appears that you need at least a registration with Ixia (and possibly a Customer Code as well) to get to more than the general precis. I'd start with some reading and then report back if/when you get stuck.

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    OGB

Re: ixchariot automation using perl
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jan 29, 2013 at 00:04 UTC
    Caveat I haven't used IxChariot in about 5 years, so my memory may be inaccurate and/or the product may have changed

    What part of IxChariot are you attempting to automate: test creation, test execution, post-execution processing, or a combination of the above? I don't think there's a way to 'automate' test creation; that's kind of the point of having the product. I believe that the perl script OGB was referring to is actually a script for automating execution. You can use the GUI to create a set of tests, then use just about any scripting language to run these tests concurrently/sequentially. There isn't a perl API per se, but it would be easy to invoke the test execution commands via perl. No API exists (that I know of) for parsing the test results. I believe the various run options for the test dictate the type/format of the stats you receive. If you need some sort of result calculation that the tool doesn't do for you, it shouldn't be hard to parse the tabular output to get the values you need.

    You should probably describe what you're trying to automate, and why the IxChariot product as-is is deficient in what you are trying to accomplish

    fnord

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