Note: Launcher groups are required for all type of (Continuous, Load and Application test environments). Read below on how to create Launcher groups.
This section will show you the status of the Launchers that are currently available. The system requires a minimum of one Launcher for any connections other than the Desktop Mode. The Launcher will also need the relevant connection client installed.
When Login Enterprise is updated to a new version, Launchers may also be updated to take advantage of new features and functions. When there is a version mismatch between the Virtual Appliance and the Launcher it will show in the Launcher status pane.
Installing Login Enterprise Launchers
To add Launchers to the Login Enterprise environment, download the installation file. You can choose between the 32bit and 64bit version of the Launcher. The 32bit is primarily designed for windows thin-clients.
The instructions below will show you how to do so.
- Click the download arrow at the end of the row to download the Launcher zip file
- Extract the Launcher zip file and run the Setup.msi file on the Launcher machine you want to execute the test sessions
Once the Launcher has been installed on the target machine you can start the launcher. With operating systems greater than Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012R2 the Launcher looks like this;
The Windows 7 Launcher is command-line based due to some web limitations. The Launcher functions the same way but simply looks different;
You can create launcher groups to specify which group will run a specific workload. This is useful when you want to simulate different departments, or remote locations. There are 2 ways to configure launcher groups. They are Filter and Selection press the plus button on the launcher groups tab, and select either Filter or Selection;
Selecting Filter will allow you to fill out the details and the launchers you want to add to the group. You can also use wildcards so you will not have to enter 20 different launcher names. Wildcards accepted include * and ?.
Using the Selection method to group launchers will allow you to manually select launchers to add to the new group.
To fascilitate automatic deployment and update we have added commandline functions to the launcher installation.
If you want to run the msi file silently you can use these command line parameters (replace url and secret of course):
msiexec /i "\\fileserver\share\Setup.msi" serverurl=https://loginvsi.demo.com secret=E0733F0B555035C7E377CA8797530855770141C1
The launcher secret can be found in the launcher page under the download section: