Manage Host Pools

This section describes how to manage pools of testing hosts used for running performance tests in Performance Center.

Add a host pool

  1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Hosts and click the Pools tab. The Pools page opens.

  2. To add a new pool, click the Add New Pool button.

  3. Add a name for the host pool and a description.

    Note: The name may contain up to 255 characters and cannot include the following characters:

    \ / : " ? ' < > | * % ^ , ! { } ( ) ; = #

  4. In the Linked Hosts grid, select the hosts to add to the pool, and click Assign. The selected hosts are added to the pool.

    For user interface details on the Pools page, see View the Pools page below.

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Modify or view host pool details

To edit details of a pool, under the Pool Name column, click a pool name.

You can edit the pool name, description, and assign and remove hosts from a pool.

To display the domains and projects associated with your host pools, click the Related to Projects tab.

For user interface details on the Pools page, see View the Pools page below.

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Assign hosts to host pools

To link one or more hosts to a host pool from the Pools page:

  1. Select a host pool. Under Linked Hosts, click Assign Hosts . The Assign Hosts to this Pool dialog box opens.

  2. Select the hosts you want to assign from the grid and click Assign.

    You can also filter the grid by host purpose.

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View the Pools page

To access

On the Performance Center Administration sidebar, select Management > Hosts , and click the Pools tab.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Filter. Enables you to filter the host pools to display only those pools that meet the criteria that you define.

The filter selection is displayed above the pools menu.

Add New Pool. Enables you to define a new pool. For details, see Add a host pool above.
Delete Selected Pool. Deletes the pool selected in the grid.

Refresh. Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date information.

Select Columns. Enables you to determine which fields to display in the grid.
ID

The ID of the host pool.

Pool Name

The name of the host pool.

To view details of the hosts associated with the host pool, click . For details, see Add a host.

# of Hosts

The total number of hosts in the host pool.

LG Hosts

The number of Load generator hosts in the host pool.

Controller Hosts

The number of Controller hosts in the host pool.

Data Processor Hosts

The number of Data processor hosts in the host pool.

Projects The projects associate with the host pool.
Description

A description of the host pool.

Note: You can also manage pools in ALM Lab Management. For details, see the ALM Lab Management Guide.

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