Testing a virtual software layer

Article:HOWTO50176  |  Created: 2011-04-18  |  Updated: 2011-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO50176
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Testing a virtual software layer

After you create a virtual software layer, you should test it to verify that it functions properly. Because virtual software layers cannot conflict with other applications, you do not have to test for conflicts. If you create both application layers and data layers, you need to perform different tests on each.

To test an application layer

  1. Activate the layer and run the captured application.

    See Activating and deactivating virtual software layers

  2. Verify that the application's files appear in the file system when the layer is activated and the files are hidden when the layer is deactivated.

  3. To test the layer's portability, do the following:

To test a data layer

  1. Activate the layer.

    See Activating and deactivating virtual software layers

  2. Create one or more files that meet the specifications of the data layer.

    You can create these files by using an application or by copying files to a directory that is specified in the data layer.

  3. Verify that the data files appear in the file system when the data layer is active and are hidden when the data layer is deactivated.

  4. If you create data files with a virtualized application, reset the application layer and verify that the data files remain intact.


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