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


  • Mac OS X 10.5 9 or higher
  • Java 8 or higher
  • Intel® Xeon® 2.0 GHz or higher with at least 4 cores recommended
  • 1 GB RAM minimum; 2 GB RAM recommended


A directory under parasoft/virtualize/<version> (Linux) or virtualize/<version>/ (Mac) will be created. We refer to this location as <virtualize_install_dir> throughout this user guide. The Virtualize executable, command line interface, examples, manuals, etc. are available within this directory.


titleMac Note - Accessing <virtualize_install_dir> Contents

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

The default Virtualize workspace will be set to <user_home_dir>/parasoft/workspace. This default workspace is preselected in the Select a Workspace dialog when you first start Virtualize. If you select a different workspace, that new workspace will be preselected when you start Virtualize 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. 


  • Double-click the Parasoft Virtualize icon in Finder.


titleFrozen Workspace Launcher?

On Eclipse 4.5 and Mac OS X 10.11, there is a known issue with the workspace launcher freezing (becoming unresponsive) when Virtualize starts up. The workaround is to launch Virtualize from the command line with the –nosplash argument.


To run Virtualize Command Line: