TesLA: Enabling multivendor Test Automation
The TesLA (Test Lab Automation) Alliance is an open industry alliance of IP test vendors working together to author, publish, support and implement standards that enable seamless and vendor agnostic Test Lab Automation.
The TesLA Alliance has moved closer to achieving its mission of establishing standards for end-to-end multivendor lab automation. After many months of hard work, the standards team has opened the TesLA standards drafts for public review and comment as of Aug 1, 2009. Please visit http://www.teslaalliance.org/forum/ to sign up to the TesLA forum. You can then access the draft for the standards, review and leave comments. These drafts will be in a comment period until Aug 30, 2009. After the comment period closes, the received comments will be reconciled and the drafts updated during a 15 day “freeze period.” The final drafts will be voted on by TesLA members and, if successfully approved at end of voting period, the TesLA Standards v1.0 will be published for broad consumption and adoption.
The current version of the TesLA standards focuses on DCA (Device Control Adaptor) and TRS (Resource Management and Scheduling). A general compliance to the DCA standards will help network test solution vendors offering such solutions as traffic generation, security assessment, and WAN emulation to provide uniform, industry-wide automation options for their customers. The TRS standards currently include Test Bed Markup Language (TBML) specifications which provide a uniform mechanism for defining Test bed topologies. Additionally the TRS standards will also cover resource reservation and scheduling in future drafts. All vendors in IP test space who are interested in TesLA standards compliance and thereby achieving interoperability with products of other TesLA member vendors should review these standards and use the review period as an opportunity to comment on and influence these industry standards.
To access the related samples, XMLS files and to leave comments please sign up at http://www.teslaalliance.org/forum/
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