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xmltest — Test script to send CIM-XML (via wbemcat) to CIMOM and compare to known results

Synopsis

xmltest [FILE]

Description

xmltest is a script that is used to send a raw CIM-XML test file to the sfcb CIMOM (using wbemcat) and then compares the returned CIM-XML results against a previously determined 'OK' result file to check whether the returned results match the expected results. If there does not yet exist an 'OK' corresponding to the XML file then xmltest will save the returned results as the new OK file for later use. If the returned CIM-XML results don't match the existing 'OK' file a new 'result' file will be generated containing the erroneous results.

If no FILE is specified xmltest will use all files with a .xml extension in the current directory path.

Example

If there is no 'OK' file to compare returned CIM-XML results against xmltest will generate one.

# xmltest test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml
Running test test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml ... OK
Saving response as test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.OK

If the returned CIM-XML results match the existing 'OK' file xmltest will signal that the test passed.

# xmltest test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml
Running test test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml ... Passed

If the returned CIM-XML results don't match the existing 'OK' file xmltest will signal that the tes failed and generate a 'result' file containing the erroneous results.

# xmltest test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml
Running test test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.xml ... FAILED
Check test/getclass.Linux_OperatingSystem.result for errors

Prerequisites

Requires wbemcat on search path.

Author

Dr. Gareth S. Bestor <bestor@us.ibm.com>

Contributors

Adrian Schuur <schuur@de.ibm.com>

Bugs

Does not adequately deal with additional http headers/footers caused by chunking responses, which will result in false failures when comparing results to existing "x.OK" files.

The SBLIM project maintains a mailing list to which you should direct all questions regarding sfcb, sfcc, wbemcli, or any of the SBLIM providers. To subscribe to this mailing list visit

http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/list…

The SBLIM Project Bug tracking page can be found at

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_i…

Availability

The Small-Footprint CIM Broker (sfcb) is a part of the SBLIM project. The most recent version is available on the web at

http://sblim.sourceforge.net/

See Also

wbemcat(1)

Referenced By

wbemcat(1).

August 2005 xmltest Version 1.4.9