Creating a New Grid

The Grid feature is the primary method of launching cloud-based servers in CloudTest. Grids allow you to easily determine how many servers to launch and how to recover from failures when allocating servers from the cloud provider. Use the Grid Manager to manage elastic, cross-cloud computing resources, used in one or more load tests.

The Grids Manager allows you to setup and view your cloud-computing resources, including Test Server and Results Server instances from multiple locations that are used to generate load.

You can create one or more Grids for use in tests that deploy cloud resources and match those with CloudTest Test Server instances.

Prerequisites

You must first define at least one Location before you can setup a Grid for managing cloud resources. The Location must be cloud-enabled.