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Comment: more details for integration testing


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mvn deploy -Ppackage -Pdeploy -Pjavadoc -DaltDeploymentRepository=id::default::file:target/deploy

Running Tests

Unit Tests

You can run the unit tests, which run locally without using any cloud providers, by typing:

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mvn test

Integration Tests

To run integration tests you need to have an account with a cloud provider, and you need to set the necessary credentials. In theory, Whirr runs against any provider supported by jclouds, but this hasn't been tested yet.

When running in the cloud, you can avoid problems if RAM resources are slim by setting env var:

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export MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx200m

and by running the mvn commands below like

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nice -n 19 mvn of args

; when tests are run with no specified heap limit, it can result in swapping and then ssh lockout.

To only run the tests for a given service, change into the services/<service> directory and type the following. Alternatively, run this from the top level to run the tests for all services.


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mvn verify -Pintegration \
  -DargLine="-Dwhirr.test.provider=<cloud-provider> -Dwhirr.test.identity=<cloud-provider-user> -Dwhirr.test.credential=<cloud-provider-secret-key>"

The property whirr.test.provider must be set on the command line as specified; it does not work to set it in the config= file.

Integration tests test the correctness of services on different providers. To test performance have a look at Running Benchmarks.