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General Questions

Q: Is AMEISE for free?
A: Yes, AMEISE is free for educational institutions. We do not pursue any financial interest with AMEISE, however the commercial use of AMEISE by third parties (according to the AMEISE license agreement) is prohibited.
Q: Who can use AMEISE?
A: The simulation environment emphasizes quality assurance, in software development. So the target audience mainly include participants of software engineering courses in software and project management.
Q: Can I just use AMEISE?
A: Well, AMEISE was developed to be used during a course. The evaluation and the feedback on results of a simulation run should be also part of such a course. The necessary knowledge can be gained from an own workshop for potential (AMEISE) instructors.
Q: What are AMEISE workshops?
A: In order to become acquainted with AMEISE and to be able to carry out the evaluation of simulation runs in own courses, the AMEISE-team offers (free) workshops. In these workshops you can learn how to use the software. You will have the opportunity to take part in the evaluation of your own simulation run.
Q: When and where do workshops take place?
A: Workshops will take place on demand at one of the project locations. The workshops are free of charge, but travel and accommodation costs will have to be paid by the participants themselves. Workshops can also be held at your institution. Please contact the AMEISE-team in case of interest.

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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. 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 7.
Q: Where can I get the command list?
A: You should get the command list to your simulation from your instructor, but you will also find the document on our server.
Q: The client cannot connect to the AMEISE-server.
A: The reason probably is concerned with 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 own 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 every operating system. 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 of 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 executable. The installation consists of 1) installing a MySQL database, 2) importing the AMEISE SQL - schemes, 3) installing the LBMMgrs and 4) installing the simulation cores.
Q: How to start the AMEISE-server?
A: The only requirement is that the MySQL server is running. Then start the load balancing manager (LBMMgr). Once it is running, you can restart the simulation cores (Wrapper).
Q: How to shut down the AMEISE-server?
A: Please make sure that no simulation is running (meaning no more AMEISE - client is accessing to the system). Then simply finish the LBMMgr - process. Finally finish the Wrapper - process.