Tutorial # 1 – Parasoft SOAtest Installation & Setup on Windows

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This topic explains how to install the standalone version of SOAtest (which is built upon the Eclipse framework) on a Windows system.

The steps are taken from the Parasoft SOATest User Manual

System Requirements

• 32-bit or 64-bit (x86_64) processor
• At least 1 GB RAM per processor (2 GB is recommended)
• Windows 2000, 2003, XP (Professional or Server Edition), Vista, 2008, or 7

Installation

To install the standalone version of SOAtest on a Windows system:
1. Run the setup executable that you downloaded from the Parasoft Web site.
2. Follow the installation program’s onscreen instructions.
After you have completed the installation program, SOAtest will be installed on your machine. SOAtest will be installed in the specified installation directory.

A new workspace will be created at <user_home_dir>/parasoft/workspace

(e.g. C:\Users\username\parasoft\workspace)

Startup

To start SOAtest:
• Double-click the
SOAtest desktop icon or choose Programs> Parasoft> SOAtest 9.x> SOAtest from the Windows Start menu.

Note: You must install a license before you begin using SOAtest.

Windows Plugin Installation

This topic explains how to install the SOAtest plugin into a working copy of Eclipse on Windows. Parasoft Load Test will also be installed during this process.

System Requirements

• 32-bit or 64-bit (x86_64) processor
• At least 1 GB RAM per processor (2 GB is recommended)
• Windows 2000, 2003, XP (Professional or Server Edition), Vista, 2008, or 7
• Eclipse 3.2.1 – 3.6
• Sun Microsystems JRE 1.5 or higher

Installation

Steps to install the SOAtest plugin on a Windows system:

1. In Windows Explorer, locate and double-click the self extracting archive.
2. Click
Yes when a dialog asks whether you want to install SOAtest.
3. Click
Yes after you have read and agreed with the license information.
4. Click
Next after you have read the readme file.
5. Enter the desired destination directory for the SOAtest Extension files, then click
Next. The
default destination directory is
C:\Program Files\Parasoft\SOAtestExtension.
6. Enter your Eclipse installation directory, then click
OK.
7. Close Eclipse if it is open, then click
OK to close the dialog reminding you to close this program. SOAtest will then start copying files and installing the necessary files into the workbench. A dialog box with a progress indicator will open and indicate installation progress.
When the installation is complete, a notification dialog box will open.
8. Click the
OK button to close the notification dialog box.

Known Eclipse Issues

• On Windows platforms, there is a known issue with the Eclipse 3.3 UI not refreshing properly.
• On all platforms, there is a known system updates issue with Eclipse 3.4. This may affect
your ability to install SOAtest service packs in the future. If you run into a problem updating SOAtest in the future, please contact SOAtest technical support for assistance. Please note that SOAtest standalone ships on a patched Eclipse Ganymede 3.4.1, which does not suffer from the update issue mentioned above.

Startup

Steps to start SOAtest:

1. Start Eclipse by double-clicking the appropriate desktop icon or choosing the appropriate menu
item from the Windows
Start menu.
2. Open the SOAtest perspective by choosing
Window> Open Perspective> Other, then choosing SOAtest in the Select Perspective dialog that opens.
3. If the
Parasoft menu is not visible in the Eclipse toolbar, choose Window> Reset Perspective. If the Parasoft menu still is not visible, ensure that you have the latest version of SOAtest
by choosing
Help> Software Updates> Pending Updates and installing any pending
updates.

Note: You must install a license before you begin using SOAtest.

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