I need help on creating a test plan for infrastructure testing.

Keitumetse Mogashoa's picture

I have been assigned with a new task infrastructure testing, which i know less about infrastructure testing. They require a test plan and test case which i think is different from the application test cases. also require the best practice regarding that type of testing.

2 Answers

Matthew Heusser's picture

Hello Keitumetse!

For an instrastructure test plan, I would suggest starting by asking for /use cases/ of the infrastruture. For example, provisioning a virtual server of various OSed with 5 minutes.

From there I would find out about negative cases - what if the private cloud is out of disk, out of memory, etc - what error message comes back? Should service get slower on other VM's that are up and staying up? etc.

Of course, I'm making some assumptions above. Infrastructure is a pretty broad term, and you could be doing something completely different. The point is to figure out how the customer could use the tooling, then create happy-path and 'if things go wrong' path test ideas that we document and discuss with our customer.

Here's the real hint: If you can engage the customer in a conversation on what they want or expect to see, then you're halfway there ...

Ramesh Babu's picture

My advise is ask for the requirements like solution design document or statement of work from customer . Go through the entire document and understand the requirements and call for a meeting with PM and architect findout the scope of testing like what kind of testing required to implement.

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