Non-Automated Upgrades While Using CloudTest Lite

Document created by Dave Murphy Employee on Jul 20, 2017Last modified by Jijius Jabez on Aug 11, 2017
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Changes to the underlying CloudTest Lite Virtual Machine (VM) in SOASTA 54 go beyond those found in previous CloudTest Lite upgrades. Unfortunately, due to these changes, the About box automated upgrade process will not work, and the following manual steps are required to upgrade.

In the screenshot above, SOASTA 53.21 users are alerted to the required manual upgrade, however, it is not necessary to install SOASTA 53.21 prior to SOASTA 54.

Download and Install the SOASTA 54 version of CloudTest Lite

The initial steps require the user to return to the SOASTA web site to re-initiate the free download.

  1. Shut down your current CloudTest Lite VM, if it is running.
  2. Download the latest CloudTest Lite VMware image here.
  3. Unzip the file, but do not open the extracted VM.

From here, follow the additional steps specific to your OS version.

Upgrade to CloudTest Lite 54 on Mac OS X

The following additional steps are performed after un-zipping the new CloudTest Lite (CTL) 54 VM. Before beginning, verify the location of your CloudTest Lite VM(s) by selecting it in VMWare's Virtual Machines Library list, and right clicking to use Show In Finder.

  1. Once your CloudTest Lite VM is located, right click it and then select "Show Package Contents."

Note: Show Package Contents may not appear as a menu option in some OS X versions after 10.5. Users may desire to perform the upgrade steps using the below.

  1. In the package folder, select all the files starting with "Virtual Disk 2", right click and then select "Copy 12 Items."

 

  1. Using Finder, switch to the new virtual machine directory, and then click Edit > Paste 12 Items.

 

  1. You will get a warning about the files already existing, click the box "Apply to All" then the button "Replace&rd.quo;

 

After completing the above steps, start the CloudTest Lite 54 VM.

Upgrade to CloudTest Lite 54 on Windows

The following additional steps are performed after installing the new CloudTest Lite 54 VM.

    1. Using the file manager find the directory where the VMs live, and then go into the first (old) CloudTest Lite directory. Unless your VMWare installation folder is non-standard, this should be:
\Users\User\My Documents\Virtual Machines\CloudTest LiteOld.vmwarevm

  1. Grab and right click all the files that start Virtual Disk 2 and select "Copy."

TIP: Depending on your Windows setup, the file extension may not be in display.

  1. Change to the CloudTest LiteNew.vmware directory.
  2. Right-click in the File Manager window and then select "Paste."

After completing the above steps, restart the CloudTest Lite 54 VM.

 

Upgrade to CloudTest Lite 54 on Mac OS X (Command-Line Instructions)

The following additional steps are performed after un-zipping the new CloudTest Lite (CTL) 54 VM. Before beginning, verify the location of your CloudTest Lite VM(s) by selecting it in VMWare's Virtual Machines Library list, and right clicking to use Show In Finder.

Note:  The Virtual Machines.localized directory is only present if your VMs are in their default location. Omit that folder if your CloudTest Lite VM is in a different location.

  1. Once your CloudTest Lite VM is located, open a new Terminal window on your Mac OS X desktop.
  2. Change into the CloudTest Lite VM package folder:

    • For the default location, enter the following command (e.g. by substituting the values in brackets): 

      cd "/Users/[UserName]/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/CloudTest Lite.vmwarevm"
    • If your VM is in another location use: 

      cd ~/[Custom Location folder]/CloudTest\ Lite.vmwarevm/
    1. Next, copy the data disk from the old VM to the new one.

      For example, if the default location that uses Virtual Machines.localized is in use, then this can be done by entering the following command in:

      cp Virtual\ Disk\ 2* ~/Downloads/CloudTest\ Lite\ 2.vmwarevm/
    • If both VMs are in the same folder, then the newly unarchived VM is named "CloudTest Lite 2.vmwarevm". In which case, use the following Terminal command: 

      cp -a Virtual\ Disk\ 2* ../CloudTest\ Lite\ 2.vmwarevm/

After completing the above steps, start the CloudTest Lite 54 VM.

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