This topic explains how to installSOAtest and Virtualize from a Eclipse p2 update site.  

SOAtest - Virtualize Co-Installation

When Parasoft SOAtest and Parasoft Virtualize are installed on the same machine, SOAtest and Virtualize must have an identical version number. This ensures compatibility between both products. 

If you are updating an existing installation (including updating from a service pack), be sure to update both products at the same time. 


IDEEclipse 4.4 to 4.16 (2020-06)

The following Oracle and OpenJDK versions are supported:

  • Java 8
  • Java 11 - The following features are not supported:

    • embedded data repository server
    • WebMethods tool
    • WebLogic JMX monitor (Load Test)
    • Call Back tool in Load Test
    • Message Stub tool in Load Test
Additional When installing from the update site, you need to install the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF). You can download and install Eclipse GEF from

We also recommend configuring the osgi.bundlefile.limit property to 0 (unlimited) for Windows or 300 for Linux and macOS when starting Eclipse. For example:

eclipse.exe -vmargs -Dosgi.bundlefile.limit=0

The osgi.bundlefile.limit property limits the number of JAR files the Eclipse framework will keep open. In Eclipse 3.5 and later, this property defaults to 100, which may be too low and result in performance issues. Setting the property manually overrides the default setting. If you experience crashes or a "Too many open files" exception after setting the property to the recommended values, try setting the property to a lower limit.


  1. Launch Eclipse and choose Help> Install New Software.
  2. Click Add button and enter Parasoft in the Name field.
  3. Click Archive button at the Location field and browse to the parasoft_soavirt_<version>_<architecture> archive. 

  4. Click OK and select the features that you want to install when prompted
  5. Click Next and follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
  6. Restart Eclipse when prompted.

When installing Parasoft SOAtest from the p2 update site on Windows, it is necessary to run the .bat script named soatest_install.bat as an administration. The script is installed into the eclipse directory of the Eclipse installation into which you installed the update site. It script registers .dll files that are needed for web functional testing on Internet Explorer. The script executes tasks that are normally completed by the Parasoft installers, but are not supported by the p2 update site. This script must be run as administrator.

Mac OS Installation Using the Eclipse Installer

If you have installed Eclipse on Mac using the Eclipse installer, you will need to start Eclipse from the command line before using the update site.

 A valid license is required. See Licensing for details on configuring your license.

Potential Issues with Eclipse Oomph Installer

If you experience issues withSOAtest and Virtualizeafter installing into a version of Eclipse that uses the Oomph installer, reinstall Eclipse and disable bundle pools.

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