A simple walkthrough of the IoTIFY platform
Welcome to IoTIFY, your one-stop solution for all your IoT testing needs. This guide will take you through the different parts of our platform and help you in getting started with the same.
When you first log into IoTIFY, you will be greeted into the interface. It's divided into two parts, The left pane, and the work area.
The left pane houses the Workspace Selector, the navigational shortcuts to move from one part of the platform to another, and the profile menu. This pane can also be minimized by clicking on the arrow in the profile menu so that the full screen can be utilized for work.
The right side of the screen is what we will call the work area. The contents of this change according to the part of the interface we are in. If we are in the Tests interface, it shows a list of all the tests created in the workspace, if we click on any of these, it will open the test editor. We will take a more in-depth look at the test editor in the
The next part of the interface we will look at is the Results section. This is used to store and visualize all the test runs in the particular workspace. It provides an overview of all the currently running and recent tests. You can also dig deeper into individual test results by clicking on the
Show Resultbutton on the right of each test run.
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Next, we move to the Run Settings sections, here you can create and edit different run settings which define the scale and behavior of our simulations. Here you can choose the number of clients, iterations, interval between clients and so on.
We will do a more in-depth look at run settings in the
Next, we move on to the Glob storage, which acts as the persistent storage for all our tests. It is a key-value store that can be accessed by all the tests in the workspace. The Glob can be used to save data about the state of a device, certificates, and so on. Glob storage also allows you to take an offline backup of all the data and the ability to restore that backup. You can also choose to connect the Glob storage to a cloud store like AWS S3 and have your backups in the cloud.
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We also have a robust Metrics engine that keeps a track of many important metrics throughout all test runs, with the ability to add custom metrics as well. The Metrics can then be visualized using the Metrics section on IoTIFY. Graphs can be generated with a multitude of filters to better understand how the system has been performing.
We also have an automation engine called Scenarios, which will help you in orchestrating complex testing scenarios. You can use an easy-to-use editor to create these workflows and then run them with one click.
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Now that you are familiar with our platform, let's move forward with using the platform for your use case. Depending on your experience with IoT, you can choose the different tracks in the