Now that your project contains a configured virt, you can start and test it.
In this tutorial, let’s run the virt on your computer. To do this, click Run in the virt editor:
|Note:||It is prohibited to run several web servers or services on the same port. If you already have some other web service or web server working on the port, on which your virt is working, the run will fail. Change the virt port and try starting the virt again.
Also, if you run a virtual service that uses request routing, you can run only one service at a time in ReadyAPI. You can run multiple virtual services that use request routing on a remote computer that has VirtServer installed.
After your virt started, we can send requests to it.
Select the virt in the Navigator panel to view the virt properties, and copy the value of the Virt URL field:
Switch to Projects. When you added an operation to your virt, ReadyAPI automatically generated an API specification for your virt and added the operation to that specification:
Open the request editor and specify the endpoint your virt uses (
http://localhost:8088/ in our case):
Now, we need to specify request parameters. To do this, click and enter data in the table. Add the following two parameters:
Here is what the editor looks like now –
To simulate a request, click Run in the request editor.
The virt will process the request. You will see the LoginSuccess response contents in the editor:
Change the client_id parameter to some other value and run the request again. The virt dispatcher will choose the LoginFailed response:
In the request editor, you can check if your virt works as expected, check the request parameters and the response contents. You can also see the request and editors on the Transaction Log page in ServiceV:
Jump to ServiceV, select your virt in the Navigator panel and switch to the Transaction Log page of the virt editor.
Each row on the page corresponds to a transaction, that is, to the request-response pair.
To view contents of a request or response, simply select this request or response on the page. You will see the contents on the right (see the image above).
After you send requests and see results, stop the virt. To do this, simply click Stop in the virt editor.