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Version: DAI 7.3

Prerequisites

Following are prerequisites for using DAI, including supported operating systems (OSs), hardware recommendations, default port usage, and compatible Eggplant Functional (EPF) versions. To achieve the best results in your environment, consider how and where you plan to run your tests. For example, where will you run your DAI Server and where will you run your Agents? Will you run multiple Run Agents at the same time? Then plan to set up your systems accordingly. If you have any questions about how to configure your systems, please contact our Customer Support.

Hardware Recommendations

The following are recommended hardware configurations for trial and production deployments.

HardwareConfiguration
Processor64-bit Intel 2.3 GHz or equivalent (4+ cores or 8+ threads recommended)
Memory32 GB minimum
Disk Space500 GB minimum for production deployments, 5 GB minimum for trial deployments
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If you want to run multiple agents on the same machine, you may need more memory and processing power. For example, a test environment that ran 5 agents simultaneously used a 64-bit Intel 2.3 GHz processor or equivalent (4+ cores or 8+ threads recommended) and 32 GB of memory.

Included in the memory recommendations shown above are 16 GB for Eggplant Functional (EPF). We recommend an additional 8 GB for each additional instance of the EPF desktop opened or an additional 2 GB for each background execution. For information about how EPF integrates with DAI, see Eggplant DAI Integration with Eggplant Functional. For information about the versions of EPF that work with DAI, see Compatible Eggplant Functional (EPF) Versions below.

Default Port Usage

By default, the Eggplant DAI Server uses port 8000 and needs external access for it. For information on changing ports after installation, see Change the Eggplant DAI Port on Windows.

In addition, the following ports must be accessible internally: 4566-4568, 4569, 4589, 4647, 4650-4655, 4671, 5433, 5673, 9000, 15673, 15675, 25672, 61613

Some system under test connections use default ports as well. See Default Ports for SUT Connections for information about ports used by different connection protocols.

Supported Operating Systems

DAI Server

SystemVersion
Windows (64-bit)*10/11, Server 2016/2019/2022
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (64-bit)7 (Kubernetes)
CentOS Linux (64-bit)7 (Kubernetes)

*On Windows operating systems, the maximum length for a path (MAX_PATH) is defined as 260 characters. This path length can be too short for some DAI tasks. For example, if you try to copy or zip the "minio" folder or if you upgrade minio to DAI 7.0 as described in Install Eggplant DAI. It can also be too short for downloading suites from DAI as described in Managing Suites. Work with your local System Administrator to increase the MAX_PATH on your Windows machine.

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Windows Server 2016 and 2019 are no longer supported by Microsoft, except to those customers who paid Microsoft for extended support.

DAI Design Agent

SystemVersion
Windows (64-bit)10/11, Server 2016/2019/2022
macOS (64-bit)14.3 (Sonoma)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (64-bit)8/7
CentOS Linux (64-bit)7
Ubuntu LTS Linux (64-bit)22

DAI Run Agent

SystemVersion
64-bit Windows10/11, Server 2016/2019/2022*
macOS (64-bit)14.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (64-bit)8/7
CentOS Linux (64-bit)7
Ubuntu LTS Linux (64-bit)22

*The DAI Run Agent running as a service was tested on Windows Server 2022.

Supported Browsers

BrowserVersionOS
Google Chrome120Windows 10, macOS 14.3 (Sonoma)
Google Chrome114Cloud SUT
Mozilla Firefox122Windows 10

Compatible Eggplant Functional (EPF) Versions

For information about how EPF integrates with DAI, please see Eggplant DAI Integration with Eggplant Functional.

The following versions of Eggplant Functional (EPF) were tested with DAI 7.3:

SystemVersionEPF Version
Windows (64-bit)10/11, Server 2012/2016/201923.3.x
64-bit macOS Intel (x64)14.323.3.x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (64-bit)8/723.3.x
CentOS Linux (64-bit)723.3.x
Ubuntu LTS Linux (64-bit)2223.3.x
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EPF 23.3.100 is only available for Mac and Windows. We recommend 23.3.100 for best results with Western language recognition in text searches. For best results with Eastern language recognition, use EPF version 23.3.0, which is available on all platforms.

System Under Test (SUT) Recommendations

We recommend that your system under test (SUT) reflect typical systems run on your company network or for your standard testing. DAI supports desktop, webdriver/browser, mobile device, and other types of SUTs accessible through a KVM switch, such as point-of-sale (POS) systems or Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems. DAI supports the following connection types for access to different SUTS: RDP, VNC, webdriver, Citrix (Windows only), and Sauce Labs (browsers and mobile devices). See Managing SUTs in Eggplant DAI for more information about using SUTS in DAI. For information about connections with a KVM switch, see Using a KVM-over-IP Device.

The following table lists the default ports. You need to ensure these ports are open or change them in your connection definitions.

Default Ports for SUT Connections

Connection TypeDefault Port
RDP3389
VNC5900
Selenium webdriver4444*

*If you are using Selenium webdriver connections, you need to install the webdriver server.

Compatible Reprise License Manager (RLM) Server Versions

RLM is a license manager that integrates with EPF and DAI. For more information about RLM, see the RLM License Administration guide for details.

ServerVersion
RLM15.1BL2

RLM Server Notes

Starting with v15.1, you must set passwords for the RLM administration web server. If you do not, on startup, RLM will create a new admin account for you and set a default password for it. In that case, you must log into the web server console and change the default admin password. If you have already created accounts for the administration web server prior to the upgrade, you must clear the passwords for the existing accounts and provide new values after the upgrade. If you do not change the default admin password or set new passwords for legacy users, the RLM license server will shutdown automatically after 10 minutes. Please refer to page 51 of the RLM License Administration guide for details.