Command Line Interface
Testing Farm provides a CLI tool for easy interaction with Testing Farm.
Currently, the CLI targets these main use cases:
submitting a test request
watch a request for completion
get a request completion report
easy integration with CI systems via small container image
reservation of a test environment
See the CLI installation documentation.
For the CLI to work, make sure to export the
TESTING_FARM_API_TOKEN in your environment.
If you do not yet have a token, see onboarding.
Testing of the project is currently done via:
The token is specific only to a single ranch. If you want to use more ranches, you will need a token for each of them.
Testing Farm provides a sample tmt plan to try out the CLI tool.
This plan runs a single test which by default prints out
🌍 Public Ranch - run sanity test against Fedora Rawhide
testing-farm request --compose Fedora-Rawhide --git-url https://gitlab.com/testing-farm/tests --plan /testing-farm/sanity
🎩 Red Hat Ranch
testing-farm request --compose RHEL-9.2.0-Nightly --git-url https://gitlab.com/testing-farm/tests --plan /testing-farm/sanity
If your test is expected to take a long time, you should set the
--timeout parameter so that your test is not terminated prematurely.
The default is currently 12 hours.
tmt test locally first to get an idea of how long it will take - perhaps using
The timeout is specified in minutes. For example:
testing-farm request --compose RHEL-9.2.0-Nightly --git-url https://gitlab.com/myproject --plan /tests/bigtest --timeout 360
testing-farm reserve command allows you to reserve a system in the Testing Farm environment for testing purposes.
This is particularly useful for debugging unexpected test failures.
The reservation in public requires the user to share with us his public IP. Refer to the Contacts section to contact us.
To reserve a system, use the following command:
testing-farm reserve --compose Fedora-Rawhide
By default, the CLI sets the reservation duration to 30 minutes.
You can change this duration using the
--duration MINUTES option.
testing-farm reserve --compose Fedora-Rawhide --duration 60
Or by using the
extend-reservation MINUTES command within the machine:
The maximum reservation time is 12 hours (720 minutes)
SSH is used for accessing the reserved machine.
The CLI will, by default, copy all public keys that match the pattern
~/.ssh/*.pub to the machine.
You can specify a different public key using the
--ssh-public-key PATH option.
Globbing can be used to specify multiple keys.
testing-farm reserve --compose Fedora-Rawhide --ssh-public-key /path/to/my/keys/*.pub
For the container based installation, the option is unsupported.
Similar to the
testing-farm request command, the
reserve command provides various options to customize the testing environment.
You can view all available options using the
testing-farm reserve --help
If you need to return the machine early, execute the following command within the machine:
In some cases you want to prematurely cancel your request.
cancel command and provide the request ID or a string containing it.
$ testing-farm cancel 9baab88b-aca6-4652-ad93-8d954e109a25 $ testing-farm cancel https://api.dev.testing-farm.io/v0.1/requests/a0f18d55-2dd5-466d-b2b8-6bd4a60ca12e $ testing-farm cancel https://artifacts.dev.testing-farm.io/a0f18d55-2dd5-466d-b2b8-6bd4a60ca12e