Cassini Virtual Workstation provides a powerful way to develop Cassini Testplans without requiring an actual ATE Equipment. If VMWare can not be run locally, the VMWare EXSi can be accessed remotely via VMWare Workstation or VMWare Player while running on a server. The Virtual Workstation that runs ArcaOS, OS/2 compatible operating system. VMWare supports Linux, Windows and Mac client OSes. This document describes how to import the .ovf (machine settings) and .vmdk (drive image) to run on a VMWare ESXi server and accessed remotely by a PC.
Recommended Hardware per VM
For Each VM ( 1 CPU Core, 512 MB RAM, 10 GB)
For example, to support a team of 5 users: 6 Cores, 4.5 GB RAM, 50 GB
HD should be SSD performance (or better)
Static IP or hostname "cassiniVM.company.com"
VMWare ESXi 6+
VMWare Workstation 12+
VMWare Player 12+ (free)
Import the .ovf and .vmdk as an initial image and configure for your environment (i.e. shared network drives, shared credentials, etc.)
Clone the initial image and Assign Guru IDs for each Simulator, assign Users to each unique Guru ID. (Note: If Guru ID is not unique, file collisions are likely causing unpredictable symptoms and poor Guru server performance)
Virtual Workstation Setup
Setup shared network drives with each Virtual Workstation (See Sharing Folders on the Network).
Use Guru Address Book to connect to the Guru Server: Guru > Logon > "roos inst" "cathy" > Apps > Guru Address Book Admin > New Connection (create 2: Type = Update and Type = Backup). Restart Guru System > Shutdown (Auto restart), confirm Log On button is Green. Note: If the Guru ID was used before, the Update/Backup connections will be restored.
End User Settings (Remote Desktop)
Use RDP Client to connect to static IP or hostname : port. (i.e. "cassiniVM.company.com:3390");