The AIS Tester is a part of the family of Conformance Test Suites from Polaris Networks, based on SA-Forum specifications. This automated tester is designed for telecom middleware vendors, equipment manufacturers and system integrators, to test for compliance to SA Forum's standards for High Availability middleware and also for QA and regression testing.
The current version of the AIS Tester, tests the PLM service implementations, in Telecom Middleware solutions that are developed in conformance to SA Forum specifications. Tests for other AIS services will be available in future releases of the tester.
The Platform Management Service (PLM) is a part of the Application Interface Specification (AIS) by the Service Availability Forum for High Availability (HA) middleware. The Platform Management Service merges the software world of AIS and the hardware world of HPI (Hardware Platform Interface) to provide a homogeneous system view for monitoring and controlling highly available systems. It plugs the system view presented by the HPI into the information model used by AIS.
The Polaris AIS Tester for PLM, tests conformance of PLM service to SA-Forum PLM specification SAI-AIS-PLM-A.01.01. The Tester emulates an HPI implementation and a PLM user to control both the upper and lower interfaces of the PLM Service under test. The PLM tests make use of the NTF (Notification) services and IMM (Information Model Management) services.
This tester can reduce development and testing time significantly for AIS middleware developers and test engineers as they can test PLM implementation during the development, quality assurance or system regression phase of the product life cycle.