Start/Stop of the server

The server can be controled with the following command xtctl. This command enables to

  • start or stop the server
  • check the status
  • deploy a new graphical client or toolbox
  • display the version

Use the following command to start the server xtctl start.

# xtctl start
Checking database                                          [  OK  ]
Saving current adapters                                    [  OK  ]
Saving current libraries                                   [  OK  ]
Starting Extensive Automation                              [  OK  ]

Use the following command to stop the server xtctl stop.

# xtctl stop
Saving current adapters                                    [  OK  ]
Saving current libraries                                   [  OK  ]
Stopping Extensive Automation                              [  OK  ]


More details in logs about the start or stop procedure.
# tailf /opt/xtc/current/Var/Log/output.log
2014-12-06 11:00:54,092 - INFO - Extensive Automation successfully started (in 14 sec.)
2014-12-06 10:58:51,810 - INFO - Stopping server
2014-12-06 10:58:51,911 - INFO - Extensive Automation successfully stopped!

Server status’s

xtctl enable to check the status of the server, 3 states exists:
  • starting: the server is starting
  • running: the server is running properly
  • stopped: the server is stopped


Don’t forget to check the status of httpd and mysql services.

New packages deployment

The solutions make available all additionnals package needed for users:
  • The graphical client
  • The toolbox
  • Plugins

When a new client is available, it’s possible to put it in the server and notify all users of this new package.

Packages must be uploaded in the following folder <INSTALL_PATH>/current/Packages/

Client Portable version and installation
ClientPlugins Plugins
Toolbox Portable version and installation
ToolboxPlugins Plugins

Packages are automatically available from the web interface. It’s possible to execute the command xtctl deploy in the server to make it available to all.

./xtctl deploy
Deploying clients.(ExtensiveAutomationClient_X.X.X_Setup.exe)
Deploying tools.(ExtensiveAutomationToolbox_X.X.X_Setup.exe)
Deploying portable clients... (No client)
Deploying portable tools... (No client)

Server settings

The file settings.ini contains all parameters to configure the server. Parameters are separated in several sections:

  • Boot
  • Notifications
  • Client_Channel
  • Agent_Channel
  • Probe_Channel
  • WebServices
  • TaskManager
  • Network
  • Paths
  • Bin
  • Server
  • Web
  • Bind
  • Misc
  • MySql
  • Trace
  • Backups
  • Default
  • Csv_Test_Results:
  • Tests_Framework
  • Events_Colors
  • Supervision
  • Users_Session

Automatic backups

The solution make a backup of all tests, adapters and libraries every days. Backups are stored in the folder /opt/xtc/current/Var/Backups.

The interval of backup can be configured from the section Backups in the file settings.ini.

; tests repository
; 0=disable 1=enable
; backup zip name
; backup weekly on sunday at 23:40:00
Scheduler type:
  • 7: weekly
  • 6: daily
  • 5: hourly

Crontab scripts

cron.backup-tables: this script allows to save the tables of the solution

cron.cleanup-backups: this script allows you to delete backups older than 14 days. The number of days is configurable.

cron.cleanup-testsresult: this script allows you to delete results older than 30 days. The number of days is configurable.

Security banner

It is possible to configure a security banner on the web interface of the server and on the portable client login window.

For this you have to configure the file BANNER present in
  • in the /opt/xtc/current/Web/ web directory for the server
  • the connection of the execution file for the graphical client.