LAVA stand for Linaro Automated Validation Architecture.
LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests.
LAVA is also used to managed and share boards among teams.
LAVA can be used for a large diversity of tests.
Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing, although extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis.
The LAVA source code is hosted on lavasoftware GitLab