Understanding results and logs - Amazon IoT Greengrass
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Understanding results and logs

This section describes how to view and interpret IDT result reports and logs.

To troubleshoot errors, see Troubleshooting IDT for Amazon IoT Greengrass V2.

Viewing results

While running, IDT writes errors to the console, log files, and test reports. After IDT completes the qualification test suite, it generates two test reports. These reports are located in <device-tester-extract-location>/results/<execution-id>/. Both reports capture the results from running the qualification test suite.

The awsiotdevicetester_report.xml is the qualification test report that you submit to Amazon to list your device in the Amazon Partner Device Catalog. The report contains the following elements:

  • The IDT version.

  • The Amazon IoT Greengrass version that was tested.

  • The SKU and the device pool name specified in the device.json file.

  • The features of the device pool specified in the device.json file.

  • The aggregate summary of test results.

  • A breakdown of test results by libraries that were tested based on the device features, such as local resource access, shadow, and MQTT.

The GGV2Q_Result.xml report is in JUnit XML format. You can integrate it into continuous integration and deployment platforms like Jenkins, Bamboo, and so on. The report contains the following elements:

  • Aggregate summary of test results.

  • Breakdown of test results by the Amazon IoT Greengrass functionality that was tested.

Interpreting Amazon IoT Device Tester results

The report section in awsiotdevicetester_report.xml or awsiotdevicetester_report.xml lists the tests that were run and the results.

The first XML tag <testsuites> contains the summary of the test run. For example:

<testsuites name="GGQ results" time="2299" tests="28" failures="0" errors="0" disabled="0">
Attributes used in the <testsuites> tag

The name of the test suite.


The time, in seconds, that it took to run the qualification suite.


The number of tests that were run.


The number of tests that were run, but did not pass.


The number of tests that IDT couldn't run.


Ignore this attribute. It is not used.

The awsiotdevicetester_report.xml file contains an <awsproduct> tag that contains information about the product being tested and the product features that were validated after running a suite of tests.

Attributes used in the <awsproduct> tag

The name of the product being tested.


The version of the product being tested.


The features validated. Features marked as required are required to submit your board for qualification. The following snippet shows how this information appears in the awsiotdevicetester_report.xml file.

<name="aws-iot-greengrass-v2-core" value="supported" type="required"></feature>

If there are no test failures or errors for the required features, your device meets the technical requirements to run Amazon IoT Greengrass and can interoperate with Amazon IoT services. If you want to list your device in the Amazon Partner Device Catalog, you can use this report as qualification evidence.

In the event of test failures or errors, you can identify the test that failed by reviewing the <testsuites> XML tags. The <testsuite> XML tags inside the <testsuites> tag show the test result summary for a test group. For example:

<testsuite name="combination" package="" tests="1" failures="0" time="161" disabled="0" errors="0" skipped="0">

The format is similar to the <testsuites> tag, but with a skipped attribute that is not used and can be ignored. Inside each <testsuite> XML tag, there are <testcase> tags for each test that was run for a test group. For example:

<testcase classname="Security Combination (IPD + DCM) Test Context" name="Security Combination IP Change Tests sec4_test_1: Should rotate server cert when IPD disabled and following changes are made:Add CIS conn info and Add another CIS conn info" attempts="1"></testcase>>
Attributes used in the <testcase> tag

The name of the test.


The number of times IDT ran the test case.

When a test fails or an error occurs, <failure> or <error> tags are added to the <testcase> tag with information for troubleshooting. For example:

<testcase classname="mcu.Full_MQTT" name="AFQP_MQTT_Connect_HappyCase" attempts="1"> <failure type="Failure">Reason for the test failure</failure> <error>Reason for the test execution error</error> </testcase>

Viewing logs

IDT generates logs from test runs in <devicetester-extract-location>/results/<execution-id>/logs. Two sets of logs are generated:


Logs generated from the Test Manager component of Amazon IoT Device Tester (for example, logs related to configuration, test sequencing, and report generation).

<test-case-id>.log (for example, lambdaDeploymentTest.log)

Logs of the test case within the test group, including logs from the device under test. Starting with IDT v4.2.0, IDT groups the test logs for each test case in a separate <test-case-id> folder within the <devicetester-extract-location>/results/<execution-id>/logs/<test-group-id>/ directory.