This topic explains how to installSOAtest and Virtualize from a Eclipse p2 update site.
This installation method is supported for Eclipse 4.2 to 4.16 (2020-06).
Java 8 (Oracle and OpenJDK are supported).
When installing from the update site, you need to install the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF). You can download and install Eclipse GEF from http://www.eclipse.org/gef/.
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:
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.
- Launch Eclipse and choose Help> Install New Software.
- Click Add button and enter
Parasoftin the Name field.
Click Archive button at the Location field and browse to the parasoft_soavirt_<version>_<architecture>_updatesite_p2.zip archive.
- Click OK and select the features that you want to install when prompted
- Click Next and follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
- 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.
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.