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COSMOS SDK Installation

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This page provides instructions on how to install and run the COSMOS SDK for i13.

Objective of the SDK

The COSMOS SDK provides the eclipse-based tooling to construct a Management Data Repository (MDR).


Download COSMOS Demo and Prerequisites

This section provides instructions for installing and running the demo program that is provided in the COSMOS i12 build.

  1. Install Tomcat 5.5.26. The directory where the Tomcat server is installed will be referred to as the <tomcat_install_dir> in this document.
  2. From the COSMOS download page, click on the link of the latest candidate build for i13. Download the zip file under the "COSMOS SDK" section.
  3. Download the prerequisites for the SDK as specified on the download page (i.e.. Dojo, tomcat, axis2, wtp, eclipse, emf, xsd, and gef)
  4. Unzip Eclipse SDK to a directory along with wtp, emf, xsd, gef and the COSMOS SDK.
  5. Unzip Tomcat to a separate directory.
  6. Unzip Dojo to a separate directory.
  7. Download IBM Java SDK 5.0 as there is a known bug with Sun Java JDK 5.0 with the COSMOS toolkit. IBM Java 5.0 can be found at

Configuring the COSMOS SDK

Before creating a MDR the you must set some configuration options in the preference page.

  1. Start up eclipse. Make sure to run with IBM Java SDK 5.0.
  2. Open the preference page by selecting Windows>Preferences. In the preference dialog select "Web Services>Axis2 Preferences".
  3. Enter the axis 2 directory in the "Axis2 runtime location" text box.
  4. Next select "Server>Runtime Environments" in the preference dialog box. Here you will specify the tomcat runtime.
  5. Click the "Add..." button. Select "Apache>Apache Tomcat v5.5" and click "Next".
  6. Enter the location of the tomcat directory in the "Tomcat installation directory:" text box.
  7. Next select "System Management>Web UI Viewer" in the preference dialog box. Specify the location of the Dojo.js file in the "Dojo.xd.js URL Location" text box. Set the location of the dojo.js file that you unzipped in a specific directory. Or you can specify the AOL reference link Note that this will get the dojo javascript files from the web instead of the local computer.

Once you have configured the SDK you can create a MDR by following the Constructing a Data Manager section in the development guide.

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