Start a virtual service from an example simulation

You can start your first virtual service with a pre-loaded example simulation file by following these steps:

  1. On the Dashboard page, click the "Add" button. An "Add service" dialog box will pop up.

  2. Leave "Target URL" input blank for now and click "Next".

  3. Add a label to easily identify your service, for example My test service.

  4. Select the example simulation from the drop down and click "Confirm".

Hoverfly Cloud provisions a dedicated Hoverfly container and assigns a DNS name for your service (in the format of <service-label>-<random-id>.hoverfly.io). The service is ready to use when the status goes green.

Click on the allocated URL, and you should see the following screen.

Congratulations! You have now got a highly configurable virtual service that you can share and use wherever you want.