Robot Framework is a generic open source automation framework for acceptance testing, acceptance test driven development (ATDD), and robotic process automation (RPA). This framework is widely used in ONAP. The full documentation of robot can be found in

In ONAP, Robot scripts have been developed to validate the components, provision and run end to end tests.

The robot scripts can be retrieved in the ONAP testsuite repository:

A Robot pod is part of the ONAP default installation. This pod includes the robot framework and the needed scripts cloned from the testsuite repository. Additional scripts are created during the installation in order to simplify the launch of the different tests and are loacted in /opt/oom/kubernetes/robots.

From one of the kubernetes controller, you shall see the pod as follows:

$ kubectl get pods -n onap | grep robot
onap-robot-robot-7fc49977fd-6jblt    1/1     Running    0          9h

You can access the robot configuration through its configmap.

$ kubectl describe cm onap-robot-robot-eteshare-configmap -n onap

You shall see a long list of variables set during the ONAP installation by OOM. Please note that some of these variables are set thanks to the OOM overide openstack.yaml file. See the examples described in

Verification of the ONAP components

ONAP robot healthcheck tests have been created to give a quick feedback on the status of the ONAP components.

You can run them from one of the kubernetes controller. You need to log on the machine then perform the following commands:

$ cd /opt/oom/kubernetes/robot
$ ./ onap health

You shall the execution of all the healthcheck launched from bash script hosted on the kubernetes controller and executed on the robot pod.

At the end you shall see that logs and reporting are automatically generated by robot and stored on the pod under /share/logs/. You can retrieve the logs directly from the pods or through the web interface integrated in the robot pod by typing (test/test)


You shall see 3 files:

  • log.html
  • output.xml
  • report.html

A new directory will be created after each run.

log.html should look like


When the testsuite is passed, the reporting page is green.


You can click on the test case to get details.


If one of the test is FAIL, the generated web reporting page will be red.


Lots of tags have been created for healthcheck tests. You may replace health by core, small, medium, 3rdparty, health-sdc, health-multicloud,…

See to get all the tags.

As an illustration, healthcheck core traces should be displayed as follows.

$ ./ onap core
++ export NAMESPACE=onap
+++ kubectl --namespace onap get pods
+++ sed 's/ .*//'
+++ grep robot
++ POD=onap-robot-robot-7c47659f7-tt9w4
++ TAGS='-i core'
++ ETEHOME=/var/opt/ONAP
+++ kubectl --namespace onap exec onap-robot-robot-7c47659f7-tt9w4 -- bash -c 'ls -1q /share/logs/ | wc -l'
+++ printf %04d 2
++ OUTPUT_FOLDER=0002_ete_core
++ VARIABLEFILES='-V /share/config/ -V /share/config/ -V /share/config/'
++ kubectl --namespace onap exec onap-robot-robot-7c47659f7-tt9w4 -- /var/opt/ONAP/ -V /share/config/ -V /share/config/ -V /share/config/ -v GLOBAL_BUILD_NUMBER:17175 -d /share/logs/0002_ete_core -i core --display 92
Starting Xvfb on display :92 with res 1280x1024x24
Executing robot tests at log level TRACE
Testsuites.Health-Check :: Testing ecomp components are available via calls.
Basic A&AI Health Check                                               | PASS |
Basic DMAAP Message Router Health Check                               | PASS |
Basic Portal Health Check                                             | PASS |
Basic SDC Health Check                                                (DMaaP:UP)| PASS |
Basic SDNC Health Check                                               | PASS |
Basic SO Health Check                                                 | PASS |
Testsuites.Health-Check :: Testing ecomp components are available ... | PASS |
6 critical tests, 6 passed, 0 failed
6 tests total, 6 passed, 0 failed
Testsuites                                                            | PASS |
6 critical tests, 6 passed, 0 failed
6 tests total, 6 passed, 0 failed
Output:  /share/logs/0002_ete_core/output.xml
Log:     /share/logs/0002_ete_core/log.html
Report:  /share/logs/0002_ete_core/report.html

Onboard and Instantiate VNF/PNF with Robot

Robot scripts have been also created to provision components and perform end to end tests. All the robot scripts are hosted on the tesuite repository and deal with various test cases and/or components.

├── aai
│   └── aai-regression-test-v14.robot
├── cds.robot
├── clamp.robot
├── closed-loop.robot
├── create-cloud-config.robot
├── demo.robot
├── health-check.robot
├── hvves.robot
├── model-distribution.robot
├── model-distribution-vcpe.robot
├── oof
│   ├── oof-cmso.robot
│   ├── oof-has.robot
│   └── oof-osdf.robot
├── pnf-registration.robot
├── portalApp.robot
├── post-install-tests.robot
├── update_onap_page.robot
├── vnf-orchestration-direct-so.robot
└── vnf-orchestration.robot

It is, for instance possible to test the onboarding of the vFirewall model in the SDC by running the command:

$ onap healthdist

If you consider the script, the following testsuites are referenced:

  • cds.robot: cds
  • clamp.robot: clamp
  • demo.robot: InitDemo, InitCustomer, APPCCDTPreloadDemo, APPCMountPointDemo, DistributeDemoVFWDT, DistributeVFWNG
  • health-check.robot: health, core, small, medium, 3rdparty, api, datarouter, externalapi, health-aaf,…
  • hvves.robot: HVVES, ete
  • model-distribution-vcpe.robot: distributevCPEResCust
  • model-distribution.robot: distribute, distributeVFWDT, distributeVLB
  • oof-cmso.robot, oof-homing.robot, oof-has.robot: oof related tests
  • pnf-registration.robot: ete, pnf_registrate
  • post-install-tests.robot dmaapacl, postinstall
  • update_onap_page.robot: UpdateWebPage
  • vnf-orchestration-direct-so.robot: instantiateVFWdirectso
  • vnf-orchestration.robot: instantiate, instantiateNoDelete, stability72hr

If you use the demo-k8s.s script, you may see the following options:

  • init_robot
  • init
  • init_customer
  • distribute
  • preload
  • appc
  • instantiateVFW
  • instantiateVFWdirectso
  • deleteVNF
  • heatbridge
  • cds
  • distributeVFWNG
  • distributeDemoVFWDT
  • instantiateDemoVFWDT
  • vfwclosedloop

See Verified Use Cases and Functional Requirements to see how to use these scripts. Some of them may need specific prerequisites on the environment and may support specific versions and/or configurations.

Develop your own Robot scripts

A dedicated wiki page has been created to help people to design and write their own robot scripts within ONAP context ( It is also possible to contact the integration team to get support.