Vulcan Knowledge Base


Vulcan Automation is included in the Vulcan SW distribution for windows and is installed as part of VulcanManager. It is recommended to add the path below to your local PATH environment variable, to easily get access to the executable.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Xena Networks\L4-7\L47Tools\VulcanManager”

The declarative configuration language is YAML, a key – value based markup language. It is recommended to use a modern code editor like Visual Studio Code, which enables schema-based editing with code completion and field validation as you type. The schemas are also included in the distribution, as well as being available online.

A self-contained Linux distribution can be obtained contacting Xena Support.

Get started.

To get started quickly, open a shell, and execute:

vulcan new -t quickstart

This will create a folder named quickstart with a preconfigured testplan and a collection of testcases covering common functionality. Enter the folder and open the testplan. Modify the chassis setup, IP address, password and ensure port 0 and port 1 physically are connected in loopback on your chassis. To start the testplan execution, use:

vulcan run -p quickstart_testplan.yml

An HTML report will be created and updated as while the test is running, it is located a separate folder under the subfolder reports.