Unable to Deploy Virtual Service MAR file - MARInfo file is invalid

Document ID : KB000007079
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

When trying to deploy the MAR file that contains a virtual service, was facing the error Unable to load file: $lisatmp_dir/lads/.../<ProjectName>/VirtualServices/<VSMName.vsm>.

The MAR file is created using the command line utility Make Mar.

Environment:
All DevTest supported releases.
Cause:

The issue was caused because the project name was modified and the MARInfo file wasn't updated accordingly.

The structure of a MARInfo file for a VSM is basically the following:

 <?xml version="1.0" ?>

<MarInfo>

<name>DatabaseModel</name>

<type>VIRTUAL_SERVICE</type>

<optimized>true</optimized>

<deployInfo>

    <PrimaryAsset>VServices/DatabaseModel.vsm</PrimaryAsset>

    <Configuration>Configs/project.config</Configuration>

    <ConcurrentCapacity>1</ConcurrentCapacity>

    <ThinkTimePercent>100</ThinkTimePercent>

    <AutoRestart>true</AutoRestart>

</deployInfo>

</MarInfo>

This above structure will change based on how a MARI file was created, i.e. from a test case, a test suite or a virtual service.

You can modify the MARI file using DevTest Workstation and also using a text editor. However, there is no feature to validate the manually modified MARInfo file.

Make sure the MARI file has the correct asset information. For example: correct path, name to the VSM and config file.

Resolution:

Update the MARInfo file with the correct virtual service and project name.

Additional Information:

Creating MARInfo file using Workstastion - Create MAR Info Files

Editing MARInfo file using Workstation - Edit MAR Info Files