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General Questions

Q: Is AMEISE for free?
A: Yes, AMEISE is free for education institutes. No financially interests are followed with the project, however the commercial using of AMEISE by third parties ((according to license agreement with the AMEISE-team)) is prohibited.
Q: Who can use AMEISE?
A: The simulation environment is focused on the area of quality assurance, in particular in the software development. So the target group mainly include courses in the field of computer science, information technology and information management.
Q: Can I just use AMEISE?
A: Well, the software is just part of an useful fielding under a course. The evaluation and the results of a simulation run are also part of it. The necessary know-how can be gained in an own workshop
Q: What are AMEISE workshops?
A: To learn AMEISE and to do evaluation-and simulation runs by yourself, the AMEISE-team offers (free) workshops. In it you learn how to deal with the software, working on the simulator and be part of the evaluation from the results.
Q: When and where are workshops held?
A: Workshops are held as needed at one of the project locations. The workshops are free, but travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants themselves. Workshops can also be held at your facility. If interested, please contact the AMEISE-team.

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Q: How to install the AMEISE-client?
A: The client is available as a java-application and as a windows executable. Please download the latest version from our homepage and extract it into a specific directory you want. The client DOES NOT modify any registry-entries and DOES NOT need any environment variables. However, please note that the Java application requires Java JDK 5.
Q: Where can I get the command list?
A: The command list to your simulation, you should get from your lectures, but you will also find the document on our server.
Q: The client cannot connect to the AMEISE-server.
A: The reason probably lies in your firewall settings. In the client file configClient.xml you will find at the first line an entry with the reference to the AMEISE-server (address and port). Make sure that the address and port are correctly set and that your firewall does not block communication.


Q: How can I evaluate results?
A: There is a tool, which is called AORTA. It generates a (configurable) handout, which you can hand out to the participants as a PDF-file. However, the interpretation of the results is up to you and can be learned in the workshops.
Q: Can I reset a "faulty" simulation?
A: Currently not, but you have the option during a simulation run to allow a rollback or to create a new user and auto-run the simulation to a definable point you want.

Technical Questions

Q: What do I have to install for the first use?
A: If you want to install AMEISE completely, you need the AMEISE-server(Consisting of a database, a load balancing manager, and a simulation core) and the AMEISE-client. The client is a java-application, which runs on almost all operating systems. The server needs some technical requirements.
Q: Do I need to install AMEISE by myself?
A: No, after consultation you can use the AMEISE-server from the university Klagenfurt. Your participants then simply access via AMEISE-client to our system. In this case, we reserve the right to provide a contribution towards costs for the maintenance and support.
Q: How to install the AMEISE-server?
A: You need a Linux, Solaris or Windows-computer, and Java JDK 4. Under JDK 5, the Server is currently not executeable. The installation consists of 1) installing a mysql database, 2) importing the AMEISE SQL-schemas, 3) installing the LBMMgrs and 4) installing the simulation cores.
Q: How to start the AMEISE-server?
A: Requirement is that theMySQL server is running. Then start the load distribution manager (LBMMgr). Once it is running, you can restart the simulation cores (wrapper) (or the simulation core).
Q: How to end the AMEISE-server?
A: Please make sure that no simulations are running anymore (meaning no more ANT client is accessing to the system). Then simply end the LBMMgr-process. Finally end the wrapper-process.