[openstack-dev] Doubts regarding OpenStack Tempest

Steve Martinelli stevemar at ca.ibm.com
Thu Jan 15 05:37:09 UTC 2015

1. There's a process outlined here for debugging tests using testtools, 
pdb should work:

   FWIW, you can also look into using the olso debug helper script, but 
looks like tempest doesn't support it ATM:

2. To determine which suites that tox -e will run by default, look at 

   To determine which tests get run by default look at:

3. Add a new test to a file for starters, or make a new file called 
   I'm sure there has to be info about it here: 

4. There is a "read-only" policy for the clients, the tests are all here:
   With way more info here: 


Abhishek Talwar/HYD/TCS <abhishek.talwar at tcs.com> wrote on 01/15/2015 
12:09:27 AM:

> From: Abhishek Talwar/HYD/TCS <abhishek.talwar at tcs.com>
> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> Date: 01/15/2015 12:19 AM
> Subject: [openstack-dev] Doubts regarding OpenStack Tempest
> Hi, 

> I am going through tempest in OpenStack and have some questions that
> I would like to get answered. 
> Q1. How can we debug test cases in OpenStack ? (We can debug the 
> code through import pdb but the same doesn't work for test cases and
> we have a bdb quit error) 
> Q2. The run_tests.sh script or tox -e does it only run the unit test
> cases for that components or it runs the complete set of tests 
> covered in the Tempest test integration suite ? 
> Q3. Suppose I need to add a test case in the tempest suite how can Ido 
that ? 
> Q4. As it is said that tempest interacts only with the OpenStack 
> Rest Api's , then how are the test cases for the various clients 
> run, by clients here I mean the python-novaclient,keystoneclient etc. 
> Thanks and Regards
> Abhishek Talwar
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