Eggplant DAI Release Notes

The notes below provide descriptions of the new features and changes introduced with each release of Eggplant DAI. You are strongly encouraged to read about the relevant changes whenever you upgrade from an earlier version.

Potential compatibility issues are highlighted in RED.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows: Windows Server 2019, 2016 (recommended for production use), Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6/7.7 (supported on Eggplant DAI 4.0.1 only)

Hardware Requirements

  • RAM: 8 GB minimum
  • Disk Space: 4 GB minimum
  • Processor: 64-bit Intel Core 2.3 GHz or equivalent (4+ cores or 8+ threads recommended)


  • From version 4.2, Eggplant DAI is only compatible with Eggplant Functional 20.2.
  • As of version 4.1, Eggplant DAI is no longer compatible with Eggplant Manager.

Release 4.2.2 (11 September 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue with upgrading Eggplant DAI 4.2 over an existing installation of Eggplant DAI older than version 4.1.
  • Resolves an issue with running tests in the Modeler interface for users with non-admin permissions.
  • Resolves an issue with passing a non-string type of value via an Eggplant Functional snippet back to Eggplant DAI.

Release 4.2 (26 August 2020)


  • Adds a new Screenshots tab in the Test Results tab > View Details pane to view and download screenshots for steps related to your model execution.
  • Adds new agent installers for Linux OS: CentOS/Red Hat and Ubuntu/Debian.
  • Adds a new Status tab on the System page that provides additional information for Eggplant DAI administrators. You can view the status of all the Eggplant DAI components, including the connected agents, from here.


  • The Eggplant DAI UI now includes in-app help content.
  • Eggplant DAI licenses can now be renewed with an extended expiration date for a license key including the same serial number that was installed before.
  • Improves execution of models and suites.
  • Improves database performance.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where failed events were not populating in the database for submodels.
  • Resolves an issue which showed only the Selenium screenshot in the console when a test with VNC and Selenium connections failed. 
  • Fixes an issue with the agent not running the test after recovering from a closed websocket connection.
  • Fixes an issue with the agent where it tried to read the SSL certificates, even when the SSL Connection checkbox wasn't ticked.

Known Issues

  • An error message appears when you try to edit a snippet on a connected agent and if that suite doesn't exist in the agent's suite location (either because it's been deleted, or the connected agent never had it).
  • The Eggplant DAI Agent may crash when using it on a Mac machine with external monitors connected. As a workaround, use the agent on the Mac, without moving the agent window to the external monitor.
  • Previously, the iterations for a model could be set to zero to run a model indefinitely. This behavior has been removed as part of our performance and scalability improvements.

Release 4.1 (12 May 2020)


  • Adds the capability to upload suites to Eggplant DAI and to associate them with models for use in test execution. This feature also adds support in the following areas:
    • Execution Environment: Provides an option to upload and download suites via the AI Agent so that you can manage scripts and image assets associated with your models. If an execution environment has previously been used with a specific suite, only differences need to be uploaded, which helps speed up the execution.
    • Test Execution: If a model has a suite attached, a test configuration can be executed with an execution environment without any previous access to that suite.
    • Suites Tab: View all suites that are available (via uploading suites in AI Agent) in your instance of Eggplant DAI.
    • Models Tab: Associate suites to a model or modify an existing suite association.
  • Updates the Eggplant AI API:
    • Adds endpoints to associate a suite with a model.
    • Improves the Composer endpoint to allow you to:
      • Delete an asset from Eggplant DAI and any associated model asset from the AI API.
      • Get models and any associated suites.
    • Run and Abort endpoints now allow you to:
      • Cancel the suite download on an Agent.
      • Specify an asset version while downloading it.

UI Improvements

  • The Eggplant DAI UI now reports errors when a SUT Connection fails.
  • Links to Test Results in the Dashboard are now filtered by model.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a performance issue that caused delays with starting the execution of test cases.
  • Fixes an issue where some test configurations with failed statuses reported as passed.
  • Fixes an issue with previous test cases not clearing in a test configuration after the model selection is changed.
  • Fixes an issue with the Agent Command window appearing in debug mode.
  • Resolves an issue with SUT connection failing Test Case steps.
  • Improves error handling for large volumes of scheduled test configurations.
  • Fixes an issue with agent that showed tests that weren't executing in In Progress state.
  • Resolves the issue with the agent not running test configurations despite being set to Run mode.
  • Test configurations no longer get stuck in the Canceling state.

Known Issues

  • After upgrading to Eggplant DAI, it is recommended to: 
    • Wait for some time after the installation of Eggplant DAI to launch it in your browser, to ensure the database and services are up and running.
    • Perform a hard refresh on your browser.

  • Do not enable the Eggplant Functional GUI check box from the agent when using the Run mode, if the Eggplant DAI GUI is running several tests on an Execution Environment (e.g., a scheduled run in Eggplant DAI > Runner tab) as continuous opening and closing of SUT connections may cause problems with Eggplant Functional.
  • If a suite is uploaded without helper suites and modified later to refer to Helper suites, then you should follow this sequence while uploading the suite:
    • Delete the main suite that has a dependency on the helper suite.
    • Add the helper suite and then upload the main suite back.

Release 4.0.1 (17 February 2020)


  • Runner enhancements:
    • Adds a new in-progress icon if the status of the test configuration is in progress.
    • Adds the option to view detailed results of passed, failed, and in-progress test runs along with a donut chart representing the total number of passed, failed, and incomplete runs.
  • The Eggplant DAI Installer includes an option that allows Eggplant to collect usage statistics from the users. You can disable this option by clearing the Report usage statistics checkbox (only available if the Run Advanced Install Configuration checkbox is enabled).
  • You can now download server logs with a single click in Eggplant DAI.

Bug fixes

  • Test configurations now resume after suspending or restarting a machine.
  • The ping messages on the Agent dialog are displayed as before.

Known Issues

  • Selecting the Run cleanup after abort option in the Settings dialog doesn't initiate the cleanup script if you abort your test run.

  • If you have test configurations running simultaneously with SUTs that are not tied to a specific Execution Environment (agent), you may get an Unable to make a connection to the Agent error. Therefore, it is recommended to separate your test configurations by at least one minute, or use SUTs tied to specific Execution Environments.

Release 4.0 (20 December 2019)

This is the first release of Eggplant DAI.


  • Schedule and track test executions through the Runner tab.
  • Create and execute Test Configurations that combine directed test cases with exploratory testing.
  • Limit exploratory testing by duration, number of iterations, or a coverage target so that tests run until one of these conditions is met.
  • Configure and reserve systems under test (SUTs) for testing.

Known Issues

  • SUT connections don't disconnect after task execution. This can cause problems for users with RDP configurations. To work around this issue, either manually disconnect from the Connection List before the next test run, or add a disconnect snippet to your model.
  • The agent isn't receiving ping messages from the server.


This topic was last updated on August 25, 2020, at 04:03:01 PM.

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