Run tests on different platforms

Run on Azure

VM can be deployed on Azure using images from vhd, shared image gallery or marketplace. If multiple types are specified, the first non-empty type is picked in the following order : vhd, shared image gallery and marketplace.

Use vhd

To run using vhd, add the following to runbook :

platform:
- type: azure
   ...
   requirement:
      ...
      azure:
         ...
         vhd: "<VHD URL>"
         hyperv_generation: <1 or 2>

The <VHD URL> can either be a SAS url or a blob url. If it is a SAS url, the image is copied to the resource group: lisa_shared_resource, storage account: lisat{location}{subscription_id[last 8 digits]} and container: lisa-sas-copied in the subscription used to run LISA, which could potentially increase the runtime. The copied VHD has to be manually deleted by the user.

If the selected VM Size’s Hypervisor Generation is ‘2’, hyperv_generation parameter is necessary, and should be specified as 2.

Use marketplace image

To run using marketplace image, add the following to runbook:

platform:
- type: azure
   ...
   requirement:
      ...
      azure:
         ...
         marketplace: "<Publisher> <Offer> <Sku> <Version>"

Running using shared image gallery ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ To run using shared image gallery, add the following to runbook if the shared image gallery is in the same subscription that is used to run LISA :

platform:
- type: azure
   ...
   requirement:
      ...
      azure:
         ...
         shared_gallery: "<image_gallery>/<image_definition>/<image_version>"

If the shared image gallery is in a different subscription, subscription_id needs to be specified. Ensure that the credential used to run LISA has access to the shared image gallery.

platform:
- type: azure
   ...
   requirement:
      ...
      azure:
         ...
         shared_gallery: "<subscription_id>/<image_gallery>/<image_definition>/<image_version>"

The remaining steps are same as outlined in Getting started with Azure.

Running with existing deployment

In addition to deploying a new Azure server and running tests, you can skip the deployment phase and use existing resource group.

The advantage is that it can run all test cases of Azure. The shortage is that the VM name is fixed, and it should be node-0, so each resource group can put only one VM.

Run on Ready computers

If you have prepared a Linux computer for testing, please run LISA with ready runbook:

  1. Get the IP address of your computer for testing.

  2. Get the SSH public/private key pair which can access this computer.

  3. Run LISA with parameters below:

    lisa -r ./microsoft/runbook/ready.yml -v public_address:<public address> -v "user_name:<user name>" -v "admin_private_key_file:<private key file>"
    

The advantage is it’s not related to any infra. The shortage is that, some test cases won’t run in Ready platform, for example, test cases cannot get serial log from a VM directly.

ready runbook also supports tests which require multiple computers (for example, networking testing); and, it supports password authentication too. Learn more from runbook reference.

For a comprehensive introduction to LISA supported test parameters and runbook schema, please read command-line reference and runbook reference.