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Installation guide

Security

Due to some security issues, it is strongly advised to use Squash TM 1.22.9 (or higher 1.X.Y), 2.2.0 (or higher 2.X.Y), or 3.0.0 (or higher 3.X.Y).

This page describes how to install one by one all the components of Squash AUTOM.
† indicates a component which is common to Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS. It must be installed only once.

Diagrams

Overview of Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS components

Architecture diagram

Interconnections

Diagram of all interconnections

Squash Orchestrator†

Installation vignette orchestrateur

Installation

The installation of the orchestrator consists in deploying an "all-in-one" Docker image. It contains all core services (part of the OpenTestFactory Orchestrator) and some Squash specific services.

To get the latest image of Squash Orchestrator, use the following command:

docker pull squashtest/squash-orchestrator:latest

Preconizations for sizing the Docker container are:

  • 2 CPU
  • RAM: 5 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • disk: provide the capacity for storing the execution reports and their attachments for one hour of usage

Accessibility of the Squash TM instance

Check that the Squash TM instance is accessible from Squash Orchestrator. To do this, go onto the Docker host and run the command (replacing https://squashtm.example.com/squash with the URL of your instance):

curl https://squashtm.example.com/squash/isSquashAlive
The answer should be:
Squash is Alive!
If not, resolve the issue with your network administrators.

Usage

Configuring the image

The execution of the following command will start the Squash Orchestrator using an existing execution environment, with self-generated trusted keys (which is not recommended in a production setup):

docker run -d \
         --name orchestrator \
         -p 7774:7774 \
         -p 7775:7775 \
         -p 7776:7776 \
         -p 38368:38368 \
         -p 24368:24368 \
         -p 12312:12312 \
         -e SSH_CHANNEL_HOST=the_environment_ip_or_hostname \
         -e SSH_CHANNEL_USER=user \
         -e SSH_CHANNEL_PASSWORD=secret \
         -e SSH_CHANNEL_TAGS=ssh,linux,robotframework \
          squashtest/squash-orchestrator:latest

It exposes the following services on the corresponding ports:

  • receptionist (port 7774)
  • observer (port 7775)
  • killswitch (port 7776)
  • eventbus (port 38368)
  • agent channel (port 24368)
  • quality gate (port 12312)

Additionally, if you want to declare some agents, port 24368 must be exposed. If you want to use the quality gate, port 12312 must be exposed.

For more details about Squash Orchestrator configuration, please check the OpenTestFactory Orchestrator documentation on which Squash Orchestrator is based (the deployment of the two orchestrators is similar). That documentation also details the specific cases of deploying with docker-compose or with Kubernetes.

Run the image in Premium mode

If you have a Premium license for Squash DEVOPS and have deployed the Premium version of the Test Plan Retriever Squash TM plugin, you must run Squash Orchestrator in Premium mode in order to have access to Premium behavior for retrieving the custom fields from Squash TM. In order to do that, you have to add the following parameter in the Squash Orchestrator's run command: -e SQUASH_LICENCE_TYPE=premium.

Orchestrator tools†

Installation vignette of tools

Installation

The orchestrator tools aim at simplifying the use of that one. They can be installed on any machine from where we want to administrate the orchestrator.
They require Python 3.8 or later. They are usable on Linux, maxOS, or Windows.

These tools can be installed from PyPI by using the following command:

pip install --upgrade opentf-tools

Overview of the tool capabilities

  • opentf-ready waits until the orchestrator is ready to accept workflows.

  • opentf-done waits until the orchestrator can be safely stopped (i.e. it has no more pending tasks).

  • opentf-ctl can be used to

    • start / track / stop a workflow
    • generate a signed token
    • list the agents
    • generate / modify a configuration file
    • …

Details

A complete description of the tools is available in the OpenTestFactory documentation.

Squash AUTOM Premium exclusive micro-services

Installation vignette premium micro-services

Installation

To install the Docker image of Squash AUTOM Premium exclusive micro-services, you must get the compressed image from Squash support service. Then, you have to execute the following command:

docker load -i squash-autom-premium-3.3.0.tar.gz

Preconizations for sizing the Docker container are:

  • 1 CPU
  • RAM: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
  • disk: provide the capacity for storing the execution reports and their attachments for one hour of usage

Usage

To run this Docker image, the following command must be used:

docker run -e BUS_HOST=<IP or DNS name of event bus> \
           -e BUS_PORT=<port> -e BUS_TOKEN=<JWT token> \
           -e EXTERNAL_HOSTNAME=<IP of premium micro-services> \
           --volume /path/to/truststore:/etc/squashtf/ \
           --volume /chemin/vers/dossier/temporaire:/tmp/ \
           squashtest/squash-autom-premium:3.3.0

with:

  • BUS_HOST (mandatory): IP address or DNS name of EventBus service of the Squash Orchestrator with which micro-services communicate.

  • BUS_PORT (mandatory): port of EventBus service of the Squash Orchestrator with which micro-services communicate.

  • BUS_TOKEN (optionnal): JWT token accepted by the EventBus service of the Squash Orchestrator with which micro-services communicate.

  • EXTERNAL_HOSTNAME (optionnal): IP address or DNS name of Squash AUTOM exclusive micro-services.

  • --volume /etc/squashtf/: create a volume to a truststore with trusted public keys that can be used to validate JWT tokens. The volume must be created if JWT token validation is required to exchange messages between micro-services.

  • --volume /tmp/: create a volume to a folder shared with Squash Orchestrator to put temporary files generated while executing an execution plan.

OpenTestFactory Agent†

Installation vignette of agent

Installation

The OpenTestFactory agent is a Python application that is installed in the execution environment. It requires Python 3.7 or higher. It works on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

The agent is a simple script. It only has one external dependency, the well known requests Python library (it will be installed if not already present on the execution environment).

To install the agent from PyPI, use the following command:

pip install --upgrade opentf-agent

You can test your installation by running the following command:

opentf-agent --help

Usage

Summary

$ opentf-agent --help
usage: opentf-agent [-h] --tags TAGS --host HOST [--port PORT] [--path_prefix PATH_PREFIX] [--token TOKEN] [--encoding ENCODING] [--script_path SCRIPT_PATH] [--workspace_dir WORKSPACE_DIR] [--name NAME] [--polling_delay POLLING_DELAY] [--liveness_probe LIVENESS_PROBE] [--retry RETRY] [--debug]

OpenTestFactory Agent

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --tags TAGS           a comma-separated list of tags (e.g. windows,robotframework)
  --host HOST           target host with protocol (e.g. https://example.local)
  --port PORT           target port (default to 24368)
  --path_prefix PATH_PREFIX
                        target context path (default to no context path)
  --token TOKEN         token
  --encoding ENCODING   encoding on the console side (defaults to utf-8)
  --script_path SCRIPT_PATH
                        where to put temporary files (defaults to current directory)
  --workspace_dir WORKSPACE_DIR
                        where to put workspaces (defaults to current directory)
  --name NAME           agent name (defaults to "test agent")
  --polling_delay POLLING_DELAY
                        polling delay in seconds (default to 5)
  --liveness_probe LIVENESS_PROBE
                        liveness probe in seconds (default to 300 seconds)
  --retry RETRY         how many time to try joining host (default to 5,
                      0 = try forever)
  --debug               whether to log debug informations.

Example

Assuming there is a Squash Orchestrator running on orchestrator.example.com, with a known token stored in the TOKEN environment variable, the following command will register the Windows-based execution environment and will possibly receive commands from Squash Orchestrator targeting windows and/or robotframework tagged environments:

chcp 65001
opentf-agent --tags windows,robotframework --host http://orchestrator.example.com/ --token %TOKEN%

The agent will poll the Orchestrator every 5 seconds, and will execute the received commands. The chcp command sets the console to Unicode. It is Windows-specific. It is not mandatory but may be needed depending on the test framework available in the execution environment.

Details

A complete description of the agent is available in the OpenTestFactory documentation.

Test environments†

Installation vignette of test environment

Some test technologies require that some particular components are installed in the test environment, these ones are indicated in the pages describing the specificities of each technology.

Squash TM plugins

Installation vignette of TM Plugins for Squash AUTOM

Installation

For details on the installation, please refer to the installation protocol of a Squash TM plugin.

Plugin Squash TM version Compatible plugin version Download latest Community version Download latest Premium version
Result Publisher† 1.22.9, or later 1.X.Y 1.1.X 1.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip 1.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip
2.2.0, or later 2.X.Y 2.2.X 2.2.0: .tar.gz or .zip 2.2.0: .tar.gz or .zip
3.0.0, or later 3.X.Y 3.0.X 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
Squash AUTOM 1.22.9, or later 1.X.Y 1.1.X 1.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip 1.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip
2.2.0, or later 2.X.Y 2.2.X 2.2.0: .tar.gz or .zip 2.2.0: .tar.gz or .zip
3.0.0, or later 3.X.Y 3.0.X 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
Git Connector 1.22.9, or later 1.X.Y 1.0.X 1.0.3: .tar.gz or .zip no Premium version
2.2.0, or later 2.X.Y 2.1.X 2.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip
3.0.0, or later 3.X.Y 3.0.X 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
Actions Library 1.22.9, or later 1.X.Y 1.0.X no Community version 1.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
2.2.0, or later 2.X.Y 2.0.X 2.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
3.0.0, or later 3.X.Y 3.0.X 3.0.0: .tar.gz or .zip
Jira Automation Workflow 1.22.9, or later 1.X.Y 1.0.X no Community version 1.1.0: .tar.gz or .zip
2.2.0, or later 2.X.Y 2.0.X 2.0.0: .tar or .zip
3.0.0, or later 3.X.Y 3.0.X 3.0.0: .tar or .zip

Squash TM configuration

TM configuration vignette

Warning

Squash AUTOM requires that the public URL of Squash TM is defined (see Squash TM documentation).

Squash Orchestrator server declaration

In order to manually launch an execution plan from Squash TM, the Squash Orchestrator server that will execute the automated tests in the suitable environments has to be declared.
It is done in the Automation servers space of the Administration:

Automation server declaration

Automation server declaration

  • Name: The name of the server, as it will appear in the Test Case workspace.

  • Type: Select squashAutom in the dropdown list.

  • Url: The address of the Squash Orchestrator Receptionist.

Warning

The Squash Orchestrator event bus service must be accessible by the same URL as the Receptionist, on port 38368.

Once the server is created, you can set an authentication token.

Token

Token

Focus

A token is mandatory for the execution of automated tests from Squash TM. If the automation server does not require an authentication token, you still have to set some value in Squash TM.

Squash TM project configuration

Once an automation server has been declared, it needs to be linked to a Squash TM Project in order to be used for the project's automated tests execution.

In order to do that, follow these steps:

  1. Click on [Administration] then click on [Projects].

  2. Select an existing project, scroll down to Test automation management.

    Configuration of project automation

  3. Click on No server. You will see the list of available servers.

    Configuration of project automation

  4. Choose the server and [Confirm].

  1. Click on [Administration] then click on [Projects].

  2. Select an existing project, scroll down to Test automation management.

    Configuration of project automation

  3. Click on No server. You will see the list of available servers.

    Configuration of project automation

  4. Choose the server and confirm.

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