Management of virtualized services

Disclaimer: This release contains access to the virtualized services feature in IBM® Rational® Test Automation Server as a Tech Preview. The Tech Preview is intended for you to view the capabilities of virtualized services offered by Rational® Test Automation Server, and to provide your feedback to the product team. You are permitted to use the information only for evaluation purposes and not for use in a production environment. IBM provides the information without obligation of support and "as is" without warranty of any kind.

You can find information about the tasks that you can perform on and manage the virtualized services that run on Rational® Test Automation Server. You can start or stop the virtual services that are connected to Rational® Test Automation Server. You can view the routing rules and usage statistics of virtualized services, agents, or intercepts that are connected to Rational® Test Automation Server.

You must create stubs or virtual services in Rational® Integration Tester for the following types of services. You must commit the virtual service resources to a remote repository and then add the repository to your project on Rational® Test Automation Server before you can run the virtual services on Rational® Test Automation Server:
  • Virtual services that utilize the WebSphere® MQ transport.
  • Virtual services that utilize the HTTP transport.
  • Virtual services that virtualize the Istio based services. You can run virtual services for the following types of requests received or sent by the Istio service mesh:
    • Requests received by services in the Istio service mesh.
    • Requests sent from namespaces in the Istio service mesh to external services that are not in the Istio service mesh.
Important: You can run virtual services only in the Default Cluster location of Rational® Test Automation Server. You cannot run virtual services on a remote Docker host.

Working with virtual services

You can perform the following tasks on virtual services on Rational® Test Automation Server: