While attending XtremIO training this week there was a bit talk about a GUI simulator for XtremIO. While not as good as the real thing it can be a good thing for learning to know the GUI and maybe show customers/colleagues how to admin the XtremIO. While XtremIO was bought by EMC they still seem to operate outside of EMC and their GUI is not integrated into UniSphere.
The GUI Simulator is available as for download and exists in two flavors: Mac and Windows.
I downloaded the Windows version and I initially planned to try to run it in Wine, but I discovered that it really was a java application so I just needed to extract the correct files and install the required version of java.
I use Ubuntu 13.04 and did the following steps:
Install java runtime 1.8:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
$ java -version
Install Wine from Software Center if you haven't already. We will be using Wine to unpack the files inside the .exe file by installing it into a Wine container. Locate the XtremIO GUI Simulator exe file (which is an installer) and right click it.
|Choose Open with Wine Windows Program Launcher.|
|Choose to install the application.|
|After a bit the install will finish and all the files are extracted|
$ cd .wine/drive_c/users/lars/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/XtremIO\ GUI\ Simulator/app/
$ chmod +x Simulator.jar
|Navigate to the app folder using the file browser|
|Right click Simulator.jar and choose Open with Oracle Java 8 Runtime|
|Pick your choice, any choice.|
|Login with default credentials|
|And you're free to use the XtremIO GUI Simulator.|
The GUI Simulator requires quite a bit of resources in order to run well so a slow PC without too much free ram will not be working greatly.