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System Requirements


LinuxMacOS
Processor32-bit or 64-bit (x86_64) processors with at least 4 cores are supported32-bit or 64-bit (x86_64) processors with at least 4 cores are supported
Software

Java 8 (Oracle and OpenJDK are supported)

GTK+ 2.18 or higher

GLib 2.17.6 or higher

Pango 1.20 or higher

X.Org 1.0 or higher

Java 8 (Oracle and OpenJDK are supported)
Memory

At least 1 GB RAM. 2 GB RAM is recommended.Load Test might require more for high loads.

1 GB RAM minimum. 2 GB RAM is recommended.Load Test might require more for high loads.

OS Versionn/aMac OS X 10.5 or higher
Default font size

8 is recommended. For example, on Ubuntu, use the following in the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name 'Ubuntu 8'


The Parasoft/Eclipse application and system libraries must be for the same architecture. If you are using a 64-bit Linux but you are running the 32-bit (x86) version of Parasoft, you need the 32-bit version of the above libraries. 

Installation

You can install SOAtest as a standalone Eclipse application or as an Eclipse plug-in. 

The standalone version ships with Eclipse 4.6.1, which contains a known defect that may result in IDE crashes on macOS. Eclipse 4.6.1, furthermore, does not run on macOS X if a version of Java newer than 8 is installed. Eclipse 4.8 or later is required to launchSOAtest if a newer version of Java  is installed. Future versions will ship with a newer version of Eclipse to address these issues. 

If you experience issues with the standalone version, we recommend installing SOAtest as a plug-in for Eclipse 4.7 or later.

Standalone Installation

  1. If you haven’t already done so, copy the installation file to the directory where you would like to install SOAtest.
  2. Change directories to the directory where you are going to install SOAtest.
  3. Set "execute" permissions on the installer.
    • Linux: chmod +x parasoft_soatest_9.x_linux.sh
    • Mac: chmod +x parasoft_soatest_9.x_macosx.sh
  4. Execute the installer, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
    • Linux: ./parasoft_soatest_9.x_linux.sh
    • Mac: ./parasoft_soatest__9.x_macosx.sh

A directory under parasoft/soatest/9.x (Linux) or soatest/9.x/ParasoftSOAtest.app/Contents/ParasoftSOAtest (Mac) will be created. We  refer to this location as <soatest_install_dir> throughout this user guide. The SOAtest executable, command line interface, examples, manuals, etc. are available within this directory.

Accessing Application Contents on MacOS

After installation is completed, an application icon will be added in Finder. This is the icon that you double-click to launchSOAtest. If you want to view the various files and folders available within the installation, right-click the icon, and choose Show Package Contents

Plug-in Installation

  1. Launch Eclipse and choose Help> Install New Software from the Eclipse menu.
  2. Click Add. 
  3. Click Archive and browse for the parasoft_soatest_<version>_macosx_x86_64_updatesite_p2.zip archive.

  4. Click Add and select all Parasoft items to install.
  5. Click Finish and restart Eclipse when prompted. 

Updates

See Service Pack Updates.

Start Up on Linux

To run SOAtest GUI:

  • Change directories to the soatest/9.x directory, then enter the following command at the prompt:
    ./SOAtest

To run SOAtest Command Line:

  • Change directories to the soatest/9.x directory, then enter the following command at the prompt:
    ./soatestecli

For details on using soatestcli, see Testing from the Command Line Interface - soatestcli.

To start Load Test:

  • Change directories to the soatest/9.x directory, then enter the following command at the prompt:
    ./loadtest

Start Up on MacOS

Double-click the Parasoft SOAtest icon in Finder to start the SOAtest desktop application.

To run the SOAtest command line:

  1. Change directories to the soatest/<version>/ParasoftSOAtest.app/Contents/ParasoftSOAtest directory
  2. Enter the following command at the prompt:
    ./soatestcli

For details on using soatestcli, see Testing from the Command Line Interface - soatestcli.

Double-click the Parasoft Load Test icon in Finder to start the Load Test desktop application.

See Load Test Command Line Interface - cli for information on running Load Test from the command line.

You must install a license before you begin using SOAtest or Load Test.

See Licensing for details on configuring your license. 

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