LCSD Simulator: How to get started

Get a Gazelle account

First of all, note that, like the other applications from Gazelle testing platform, the HMW Simulator is linked to our CAS service. That means that, if you have an account created in Gazelle, you can use it, if you do not have one, you can create one now by filling the form here. Create an account in Gazelle is free. The login link ("cas login") is located in the top right corner of the page.

Registration of Systems Under Test (SUT) acting as HL7 responders

If your system acts as an HL7 responder in one of the transactions offered by the simulator (for example your system is Code Set Consumer and supports LAB-51 transaction), you will have to enter its configuration in the application. 

In order to proceed, go to "System Configurations" and hit the "Create a Configuration" button. You can also copy copy or Edit edit an existing configuration (one of yours !).

In both cases, the simulator needs to know:

  • A name for your configuration (displayed in the drop-down list menus)
  • The actor played by your system under test
  • The receiving facility/application
  • The IP address
  • The port the system is listening on
  • The charset expected by your SUT

If you are logged in when creating the configuration, you will be set as the owner of the configuration. If you do not want other testers to send messages to your SUT you can uncheck the box "Do you want this configuration to be public?" and you will be the only one to be able to select your system in the drop-down list and to edit it (if logged in!).

Before sending messages to your system under test, ensure that your firewall options give to LCSD Simulator the access to your system.