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  • Ixia has samples Robot scripts to execute High Level APIs
  • Robot framework is supported starting with IxNetwork 8.20 patch 1

Python Robot Installation

  • In your Python's installation /bin folder
  • For example: /usr/local/python3.4.6/lib/python3.4/site-packages
    • sudo ./pip install robotframework

Ixia High Level API Installation

  • Set up your environment the same way you do for High Level API usage.
  • If you need to set up Ixia's High Level API on your Linux environment, click here
    • Scroll down to the version that you need
    • Download the Linux: All-In-One API tar file
    • Follow step 2, step 3 and step 4

Ixia's Robot Plugin File

  • Copy the Ixia's Robot plugin file to your Python's installation site-package folder or to a know search path
  • Go to your installation path: <Your installation path>/ixia/hlapi/
  • Copy the file to either your python's site-packages folder or to a known search path.

How To Create A Python Robot File

  • Create a file with an extension .robot
  • In the robot file at the top, use the Robot's **Library keyword** for importing.
  • For example, this line will call the Class IxHLRobot and pass in the parameter values:

  • You could also use absolute path with filenames also
  • ngpf at the end means the mode to use: ngpf or classic
  • USE DOUBLE SPACING! Everything needs to be double spaced unless it's a function call

For example:

How To Execute a Robot File

  • Enter: robot <filename>.robot

How To View The HTML Log File

  • Enable HTTPD service on your Linux
  • Know where your **Document Root** is configured in the httpd.conf file
  • On your web browser, enter: file:////log.html