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This section includes instructions for new Development Testing Platform installations. Verify that your infrastructure meets the requirements described in Requirements before proceeding with the installation.

Development Testing Platform is the next evolution of Parasoft Concerto. If you already have Concerto installed and are migrating to DTP, please see Migrating from 4.x (Concerto) to 5.x (DTP) for instructions.

See Upgrading from a Previous Version of DTP (5.x to 5.y) if you are upgrading and existing DTP installation.

Installing DTP on Windows

  1. Run the DTP installation file to launch the installation wizard. 

  2. Read and accept the license agreement when prompted to continue. 
  3. Choose an installation directory and click Next. By default, DTP installs in the Program Files directory. 

  4. Choose a location for the start menu shortcut and click Next.

  5. Review the installation information and click Install when ready or click Back to choose a different installation location. 

  6. Click Finish after the installation is complete to start DTP Server and Data Collector.

See Opening and Licensing DTP to begin using DTP.

Installing DTP on Linux and Solaris

Installing Parasoft Development Testing Platform on Linux and Solaris follows a similar process. The instructions below will guide you through installing DTP on both systems.

  1. If you are logged in as the root user and are installing the embedded database distribution of DTP on Linux, log out and log back in as another user with administrator privileges.
  2. Extract the Development Testing Platform installation script from the tarball to your current directory. The extraction command for Solaris varies depending on the environment. The command provided is an example of a common method. Contact your Solaris system administrator for the extraction command for your specific environment: 


    tar xvzf parasoft_dtp_[version]_linux.tar.gz


    gunzip -c parasoft_dtp_[version]_[os_version].tar.gz | tar xvf -

  3. Run the Development Testing Platform installation script and use the -i option to specify the target directory location. You must enter the full path. For example: 

    ./ -i /home/dtp/parasoft/dtp

    Do not use a relative path to specify the installation directory, such as:

    ./ -i ./parasoft/dtp

    The installation script begins running and progress status messages are displayed on the screen:

    Parasoft Development Testing Platform Installer

    Copyright (C) by Parasoft Corporation.

    If a crontab configuration file is detected during installation, you can choose [D] to review the crontab entries or [S] to bypass crontab configuration. The prompt will only appear if the crontab has preexisting entries. Otherwise, the installer will set the crontab entries for DTP automatically.

    If your DTP distribution includes an embedded database server (Linux-only), the server will automatically start during installation. Some Linux distributions do not ship with all libraries necessary to install embedded database distributions of DTP. The installer will exit after printing the following message to the console:

    Installation was not started because the following libraries are missing:

    [list of missing libraries]

    Use your Linux distribution's package manager to install the missing libraries then reinstall DTP.

    For example, you can install in Ubuntu with the following command:

    sudo apt-get install libaio1

    If the is missing from your Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution, then run:
    sudo yum install libaio.x86_64

    Consult the documentation shipped with your Linux distribution for additional information.

    Installation will also stop if you are logged in as the root user (see Step 1.) and print the following message to the console:

    Installation was not started. You cannot be logged in as the root user when installing DTP with embedded DB. Please log in as another user and reinstall

  4. Run the DTP Configuration Manager after the installation completes: 


    The DTP main menu is displayed:

    Development Testing Platform - Configuration Manager

    Copyright (C) by Parasoft Corporation



    (1) DTP Server (Report Center, Project Center, Team Server, License Server)

    (2) Data Collector

    (3) Status

    (4) System administration

    (5) Show Machine ID

    (q) Exit to system

  5. Choose (1) to enter the DTP Server menu, and then (1) again to run the service.

  6. Choose (2) to enter the Data Collector menu, and then (1) to run the Data Collector service.

See Opening and Licensing DTP to begin using DTP.


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