QualiSystems enhances TestShell test automation software tool

QualiSystems has taken the wraps off of its TestShell 4.8 software framework for lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. The upgrades in version 4.8 aim to speed topology creation, improve team collaboration, and increase flexibility.

QualiSystems has taken the wraps off of its TestShell 4.8 software framework for lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. The upgrades in version 4.8 aim to speed topology creation, improve team collaboration, and increase flexibility.

Along these lines, QualiSystems says that enhancements to the interactive topology diagram significantly improve user experience. The upgrades guarantee fast comprehension of active reservations by enabling direct viewing of the type of connectivity used, e.g., a route/tapping, etc., as well as fast tracking of connected and disconnected routes. Direct drag-and-drop from a device search grid reduces setup creation and/or modification time, according to the company.

Simplified automation tools include a set of upgraded libraries for a smoother interaction with lab devices. The SNMP Manager Library simplifies the usage of SNMP Network Protocols (v1/v2c/v3) enabling users to easily reach network-related information and optionally activate automatic SNMP retries. Users also can improve listening and capturing on any trap field, QualiSystems adds.

The upgraded traffic libraries include “out-of-the-box” support for such traffic generators as IxLoad, IxNetwork, Ixia Test Composer, and TestCenter, among others.

A new ability to share devices and routes simultaneous helps maximize device use. Users also can initiate automatically provisioning procedures to set up test environments at the beginning of a reservation.

Finally, lab managers can access in depth business intelligence on their lab operation and spot various reservation trends via TestShell reporting and online dashboards. Additionally, the available API calls have doubled, making it easier for users to automatically access the new capabilities related to administration, topology control operations, management, and reporting.

"The new TestShell 4.8 framework continues QualiSystems' commitment to helping customers test their network infrastructure more effectively, while leveraging existing resources," says Eitan Lavie, QualiSystems vice president of product management and marketing. "With a friendlier user interface and a multitude of new features designed to enhance user experience, TestShell accelerates and simplifies the testing process, and guarantees the most powerful performance framework available in the market today."

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