Rational® Integration Tester overview

You can use Rational® Integration Tester to create, modify, run service tests, and performance tests.

These are the components of Rational® Integration Tester and must be installed as part of the Rational® Test Workbench product:

  • Rational® Integration Tester
  • Rational® Test Control Panel

Rational® Integration Tester

With Rational® Integration Tester, you get a scripting-free environment for developing tests for service-oriented architecture (SOA) messaging and business process integration projects. You can build tests by recording existing system behaviors or from requirements, by entering the data to send and the data that is expected in return. You can also create virtual services to remove test dependencies and enable earlier testing. Virtual services can be deployed by Service Virtualization to provide on-demand virtualized test environments that can support all phases of the test development lifecycle.

Rational® Test Control Panel

The Rational® Test Control Panel is a server-based web application that provides a central repository for virtualized services. The server allows you to use virtual services published with Rational® Integration Tester to create, share, and deploy virtualized test environments in Rational® Test Virtualization Server.

It also contains technology-specific components used by Rational® Integration Tester for recording SOA message conversations, HTTP(S) and JDBC traffic, and for monitoring middleware systems under test with minimal reconfiguration of client applications

You can find the following information that help you get started with Rational® Integration Tester: