Katalon Runtime Engine Node Lock



Introduction to Runtime Engine

Katalon Runtime Engine (KRE) is the test execution add-on of Katalon Studio. KRE allows you to execute automation tests in CLI mode. It can be used in a variety of scenarios, such as scheduling your tests, integrating with CI/CD system, or bundling your tests to execute in virtual containers like Docker.

Use Cases

KRE is only required for executing automation tests in CLI (command-line interface) mode. Here are the common scenarios for using KRE:

  • Scheduling your tests using Operating System services. Learn more.
  • Creating batch operations for control multiple executions.
    • For example, setting up to autorun test suite B after running test suite A.
  • Integrating your tests to your CI/CD system.
    • For example, setting up your tests to be trigger by Jenkins once the application under test (AUT) is updated.
  • Execute your tests with distributed servers.
    • For example, setting up your tests to run with different Operating System, Browsers or Devices at the same time.
  • Bundle your test execution into virtual containers.
    • For example, building a Docker image to execute your test with a specific environment.
  • KRE is compatible with both Katalon Studio 7 and Enterprise versions.


Node-Locked License

This license model is applied to local desktops or workstations with fixed hardware specifications (machine-blocked license):

  • Virtual machine with fixed machine ID
  • Physical machine

The number of licenses to acquire should be based on the number of execution machines.

  • A license is linked to a single machine ID and for one execution session.
  • A machine can be mapped to multiple licenses (if needed).
  • The license can be transferred to a new machine for an online environment. For the offline environment, once converted, the license cannot be transferred to another machine until it is expired.


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