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Compatibility Test

- Multi OS

When chipmakers release chips they must deliver binary driver package as well, for target customers to use chip functions at a certain OS. Software companies also provide install package with their new version release, to make sure the software is installable on potential users’ operation systems.

Both need to be verified on multiple operation systems.


The present mainstream operation systems belong to Microsoft Windows, Linux and Solaris families. Microsoft now has Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2007 Server and Windows 7, and the enterprise users tend to use Redhat derives, which make the OS types more complicated, because Redhat usually supports edition 3, 4, 5, each edition has 1-8 different patches.

Such diversity of OSes makes challenges not only for chipmakers (binary driver editions) but software companies who are to provide multiple install packages for different OSes.

In an even worse scenario, each OS has to run on a different hardware architecture. As the mainstream CPU giants Intel and AMD support 32-bit and 64-bit OSes respectively, it means quadruple workload of existing test case execution in terms of the software testing coverage.

To any test team, it means a lot of work for testing execution and result collection, as well as another challenge: maintaining a pool of running OSes at lab environment.

We have established an OS pool at Sigma lab environment (SigmaLab). You do not have to install operation systems at your lab, instead, you can run such OSes at SigmaLab and have your test cases executed concurrently. All you have to do is pay certain amount of computing cycle fee, which greatly reduces your management cost.


We help you achieve: testcase designing, compatibility test execution, bug identification and analysis

We deliver: test cases, test logs, bug report and bug reproduce.

You can also purchase our end-to-end automation product SigmationTF with OS Kickstart package, including the following products and services:

  • Sigma innovative SigmationTF automation test framework
  • Comprehensive end-to-end OS Kickstart automation package for Windows, Linux and Solaris
  • Over 200 OS images
SigmationTF Compatibility Solution Chart

SigmationTF Compatibility Solution Chart

You can commission us to transfer your existing test cases to automation test scripts, and integrate them to our solutions seaminglessly. Usually all test cases will be completed within 72 hours execution time.

We have successfully conducted compatibility test for a global leading 10GE Ethernet technologies and product vendor for its network adapter production lines, covering more than ten major operation systems.
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Sigma OS compatibility test schemes

Sigma OS compatibility test schemes

Sigma OS compatibility test schemes

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