The provision step is now able to perform provisioning of multiple guests in parallel. This can considerably shorten the time needed for guest provisioning in multihost plans. However, whether the parallel provisioning would take place depends on what provision plugins were involved, because not all plugins are compatible with this feature yet. As of now, only artemis, connect, container, local, and virtual are supported. All other plugins would gracefully fall back to the pre-1.31 behavior, provisioning in sequence.

The prepare step now installs test requirements only on guests on which the said tests would run. Tests can be directed to subset of guests with a where key, but, until 1.31, tmt would install all requirements of a given test on all guests, even on those on which the said test would never run. This approach consumed resources needlessly and might be a issue for tests with conflicting requirements. Since 1.31, handling of require and recommend affects only guests the test would be scheduled on.

New option --again can be used to execute an already completed step once again without completely removing the step workdir which is done when --force is used.

New environment variable TMT_REBOOT_TIMEOUT has been added to Command Variables. It can be used to set a custom reboot timeout. The default timeout was increased to 10 minutes.

New hardware specification key zcrypt has been defined. It will be used for selecting guests with the given System z cryptographic adapter.

A prepare step plugin feature has been implemented. As the first supported feature, epel repositories can now be enabled using a concise configuration.

The report plugin report has received new options. Namely option --launch-per-plan for creating a new launch per each plan, option --suite-per-plan for mapping a suite per each plan, all enclosed in one launch (launch uuid is stored in run of the first plan), option --launch-description for providing unified launch description, intended mainly for suite-per-plan mapping, option --upload-to-launch LAUNCH_ID to append new plans to an existing launch, option --upload-to-suite SUITE_ID to append new tests to an existing suite within launch, option --launch-rerun for reruns with ‘Retry’ item in RP, and option --defect-type for passing the defect type to failing tests, enables report idle tests to be additionally updated. Environment variables were rewritten to the uniform form TMT_PLUGIN_REPORT_REPORTPORTAL_${option}.


The new tmt try command provides an interactive session which allows to easily run tests and experiment with the provisioned guest. The functionality might still change. This is the very first proof of concept included in the release as a tech preview to gather early feedback and finalize the outlined design. Give it a try and let us know what you think! :)

Now it’s possible to use Custom Templates when creating new tests, plans and stories. In this way you can substantially speed up the initial phase of the test creation by easily applying test metadata and test script skeletons taylored to your individual needs.

The contact key has been moved from the Tests specification to the Core attributes so now it can be used with plans and stories as well.

The container provision plugin enables a network accessible to all containers in the plan. So for faster Multihost Testing it’s now possible to use containers as well.

For the purpose of tmt exit code, info test results are no longer considered as failures, and therefore the exit code of tmt changes. info results are now treated as pass results, and would be counted towards the succesful exit code, 0, instead of the exit code 2 in older releases.

The polarion report now supports the fips field to store information about whether the FIPS mode was enabled or disabled on the guest during the test execution.

The name field of the check specification has been renamed to how, to be more aligned with how plugins are selected for step phases and export formats.

A new tty boolean attribute was added to the Tests specification. Tests can now control if they want to keep tty enabled. The default value of the attribute is false, in sync with the previous default behaviour.

See the full changelog for more details.


Test directories can be pruned with the prune option usable in the fmf plugin. When enabled, only test’s path and required files will be kept.

The dist-git-source option download-only skips extraction of downloaded sources. All source files are now downloaded regardless this option.

Environment variables can now be also stored into the TMT_PLAN_ENVIRONMENT_FILE. Variables defined in this file are sourced immediately after the prepare step, making them accessible in the tests and across all subsequent steps. See the Step Variables section for details.

When the tmt-report-result command is used it sets the test result exclusively. The framework is not consulted any more. This means that the test script exit code does not have any effect on the test result. See also Report test result.

The tmt-reboot command is now usable outside of the test process. See the Reboot during test section for usage details.

The provision step methods gain the become option which allows to use a user account and execute prepare, execute and finish steps using sudo -E when necessary.

The html report plugin now shows check results so that it’s possible to inspect detected AVC denials directly from the report.

See the full changelog for more details.


The new update-missing option can be used to update step phase fields only when not set in the fmf files. In this way it’s possible to easily fill the gaps in the plans, for example provide the default distro image.

The html report plugin now shows provided context and link to the test data directory so that additional logs can be easily checked.

The avc check allows to detect avc denials which appear during the test execution.

A new skip custom result outcome has been added to the Results Format specification.

All context dimension values are now handled in a case insensitive way.

See the full changelog for more details.