I need to set up a physical mobile testing lab mainly for Android devices. I have to run test on 100 Android devices in parallel, I will be using Appium with TestNG framework. Please someone guide me how to design the mobile lab setup. What tools and resources I will need, like strong USB hubs recommend some if any, or any workstation or HUB required to run or my Windows machine can also run the test?

Please respond this is urgent.

Thank you.


Just add your Appium Nodes to Selenium Grid.

> appium --nodeconfig /path/to/nodeconfig.json
# or, if running from source:
> node . --nodeconfig /path/to/nodeconfig.json

The grid will select the available device matching the given desired capabilities.

          "browserName": "<e.g._iPhone5_or_iPad4>",
          "maxInstances": 1,
    "proxy": "org.openqa.grid.selenium.proxy.DefaultRemoteProxy",
    "host": "<host_name_appium_server_or_ip-address_appium_server>",
    "port": <appium_port>,
    "maxSession": 1,
    "register": true,
    "registerCycle": 5000,
    "hubPort": <grid_port>,
    "hubHost": "<Grid_host_name_or_grid_ip-address>"
    "hubProtocol": "<Protocol_of_Grid_defaults_to_http>"
  • I also found this blog post mentioning the 100 nodes scenario.
    – kirbycope
    Oct 2 '20 at 16:54

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