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COSMOS SDK Installation

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

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 i13 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 in the Requirements section of the download page (i.e. Dojo, Tomcat, Axis2, Webtools (WTP), Eclipse, EMF, XSD, and GEF)
  4. Unzip Eclipse SDK to a directory along with WTP, EMF, XSD, GEFand the COSMOS SDK.
  5. Unzip Tomcat to a separate directory.
  6. Unzip Dojo to a separate directory.
  7. Download IBM Java SDK 5.0 or the Sun Java JDK 1.5* to use with the COSMOS toolkit. IBM Java 5.0 can be found at . Note: if you are using the Sun JRE, you will need to do the following to configure Eclipse to avoid crashing the workspace with the internal web browser:
    1. Select "General > Web Browser" from the preferences dialog box
    2. Select the "Use external Web browser" radio button
    3. Check the "Firefox" entry as the external web browser

Configuring the COSMOS SDK

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

  1. Start up Eclipse.
  2. Open the preference page by selecting Windows>Preferences. In the preferences 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 retrieve the Dojo Javascript files from the Internet 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 COSMOS Developer Guide.

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