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System Requirements

Processor64-bit (x86_64) processor with at least two cores; four cores is recommended

At least 4 GB RAM; 8 GB is recommended. Load Test may require additional RAM for high loads


The following versions are supported:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10

The following Oracle and OpenJDK versions are supported:

  • Java 8 (installed with application)
  • Java 11 (see Configuring Java Runtime for more information about running application with Java 11)
    The following features in Java 11 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

SOAtest and 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.


You can install SOAtest and Virtualize as a standalone Eclipse-based application or as an Eclipse p2 update. This topic describes the standalone installation. Refer to Eclipse p2 Update Site Installation for instruction on installing into your own Eclipse IDE.

  1. Run the setup executable that you downloaded from the Parasoft Web site.
  2. Follow the installation program's onscreen instructions to install the application into your preferred directory. The default installation directory is C:\Program Files\Parasoft. See Installation Options for details about prompts that appear when running the installer.

The default workspace will be added and set to the <user_home_dir>/parasoft/workspace directory (e.g., C:\Users\username\parasoft\soavirt_workspace).The default workspace is preselected in the Select a Workspace dialog when you first start the application. If you select a different workspace, the new workspace will be preselected when you start the application from that point forward.

The command line interface uses the default workspace any time that you do explicitly specify a workspace from the command line (with the -data argument)—whether or not you have previously run the command line interface with another workspace.

Windows SmartScreen Filter

Windows 8.x and later ships with a security feature called SmartScreen, which may attempt to prevent you from completing the installation.


Click the More info link and click Run anyway when prompted to allow Windows to complete the installation.

Parasoft software is digitally signed and will not harm your system.

Installation Options

SOAtest has the following additional installation options.


Installing the RootCA will enable Internet Explorer to automatically trust any SSL connections that SOAtest makes during recording and playback. If you do not install the RootCA, Internet Explorer will launch a "Trusted Certificate" dialog whenever SOAtest attempts to establish an SSL connection during recording and playback against an HTTPS endpoint. These "Trusted Certificate" dialogs usually block the actual page from loading, preventing SOAtest from automating actions in the browser.

During recording and playback, SOAtest pipes all communication between the browser and the server through its own proxy. The proxy must be able to interpret the traffic being sent between the browser and the server. In order to interpret the SSL traffic being sent through the proxy, SOAtest acts as an intermediary, providing SSL credentials to the browser as though it were the server, and providing SSL credentials to the server as though it were the browser. Certificates are used to certify the identity of the entity of the endpoints. If you enable this installation option, SOAtest will use the SOAtest Web Root Certificate Authority certificate to sign every certificate that the SOAtest proxy creates when establishing SSL connections between Internet Explorer and the proxy.


Double-click the Virtualize desktop icon or choose Programs > Parasoft > SOAtest & Virtualize <version> > from the Windows Start menu.

You must have a valid license before you can use SOAtest, Virtualize, or Load Test.

See Licensing for additional information.

Upgrades and Updates

See Upgrades and Updates

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