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Moving from Test Agent 2013 to Test Agent 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • In our current configuration we are using VS Test Controller + VS Test Agent 2013 Update 5 to execute test remotely. I noticed that in 2015 Test Controller has been removed. I am trying to find a good guidance of how to move from Test Controller + Test Agent 2013 to Test Agent 2015. A step-by-step guide or a good explanation of differences between 2013 and 2015 would be really helpful.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:56 PM

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  • Hi Alex V. lvanoff,

    As far as I know, in Visual Studio 2013, we need agents and controllers to run remote test. But in Visual Studio 2015, we just install Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 if run test with VSO of TFS. Because Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 handle orchestration by communicating with VSO or TFS 2015.

    More information about how to Installing and Configuring Test Agents and Test Controllers in Visual Studio 2015, please refer to following article. Hope it can help you.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd648127.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:10 AM
    Moderator
  • Read it many times. It does not help much as it does not answer my question: how do we move from VS 2013 test controllers/agents to VS 2015 agents.
    Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:12 PM
  • Hi Alex V. lvanoff,

    Since I don't have the environment with Agent 2013 and Agent 2015, I will build such environment to move agent 2013 to agent 2015. After testing, I will tell you the detailed steps as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Friday, January 15, 2016 9:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Alex V. lvanoff,

    I create the environment that with Test Agent 2013 and Agent 2015 and try to move Test Agent 2013 configuration to Test Agent 2015. I'm afraid that we can't move Test Agent 2013 configuration to Test Agent 2015.

    Since Test Agent 2013 needs to configure Test Controller and Test Agent, which can use Test Controller to distribute Test Agents. But in Test Agent 2015, there has no Test Controller. And the configuration for Test Agent 2015 is do on TFS.

    If you want to know how to configure Test Agent 2015 on TFS, I suggest you post your issue to TFS forum. There are more experts will assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:10 AM
    Moderator