System Testing Supervisor - atsspv


The System Testing Supervisor executes .spv supervisor script files.


atsspv <spv_script> <options>


  1. <spv_script> is the .spv supervisor script to execute

    <options> is a series of command line options. See the section Options.


System Testing manages the simultaneous execution of Virtual Testers distributed over a network. When using System Testing, the job of the Supervisor is to:

  1. Set up target hosts to run the test

    Launch the Virtual Testers, the system under test and any other tools.

    Synchronize Virtual Testers during execution

    Retrieve the execution traces after test execution

The System Testing Supervisor uses an .spv supervisor deployment script to control System Testing Agents installed on each distributed target host. Agents can launch either applications or Virtual Testers.

While the agent-spawned processes are running, their standard and error outputs are redirected to the supervisor.

Note   You must install and configure the agents on the target machines before execution.

The Supervisor generates traces during analysis and execution. These traces are displayed on the screen and written to a log file named as <spv_script>.lis.

Confirmation telnet interface

You can check that the System Testing Agent is correctly configured by using the telnet interface. Launch a telnet session to the computer on which the Agent is running, on the System Testing port (by default 10000) and type Jef <username> after the welcome prompt. If everything is correct, the exchange should look like this:

> telnet <computer> 10000

210 hello, please to meet you.

> Jef <username>

The answer should provide the status of the user on the computer.


The options can be in any order. They may be upper or lower case and written in an incomplete form, provided the selected option is clear.


This option specifies that the scenario is to be analyzed but not executed. This allows you to check for errors in the .spv script.



Disables supervisor output of error messages and warnings to the screen. Traces are still written to the .lis log file.



By default, the supervisor uses the IP address to connect to the OneTest Embedded graphical user interface. Use -STUDIO_MACH= localhost to resolve problems when the supervisor fails to connect.



This option is for internal usage only.

Return Codes





End of execution with no errors


End of execution with one or more warning messages


End of execution with one or more errors


End of execution because of fatal error


End of execution because of internal error


Related Topics

Deploying Virtual TestersInstalling System Testing AgentsAbout Virtual Testers