Creating a Grid using QingCloud

How to

  1. Select Central > Grids and then click New. The Grid Manager appears with Step 1 General displayed.
  2. Select the product to which the grid pertains, which in this case is CloudTest.
  3. Enter a Grid Name, and optionally, enter a description and a repository location for the new grid, and then click the right arrowThe Step 2 Server Instances page appears.Note: Every QingCloud server is given a bandwidth limit by the user. Total bandwidth across the given QingCloud account is capped by QingCloud. The Default cap is 1 Gbps (e.g. 8,000 Mbps). Bandwidth is specified in the CloudTest Grid Manager, Server Instances page, Provisioned Bandwidth setting.
  4. Change the Location” drop-down to one of defined QingCloud locations. For example, QingCloud Asia-Pacific 1 (Hong Kong) (shown in the first location above) or QingCloud China Beijing 1 (shown in the second location above)
  5. Optionally, specify additional locations such as the QingCloud China Quangdong 1 location (or a second Beijing location that uses a different combination of results and test servers.
  6. Specify the number of Test Server instances, and then optionally, define Results Server Instances. For most cases, the default One for every 50 Test Serverinstancesis acceptable for result servers
  7. If you wish to combine the QingCloud servers from one location with servers from another location (or even with other cloud providers), click the Add a Location box and make the appropriate selection(s). Otherwise, click the right arrow icon to proceed

What you should see

The Step 3 Summary and Deploy Tear Down page appears. Click the Deploy Instances button to begin launching servers.

Note: CloudTest Pro users may see an additional Grid Monitor Database field for those configurations where more than one Results Database is available. For more about using and launching grids, refer to Managing Grids.