Important: These instructions only apply to Telestra 7.2.0 and earlier. To view instructions for Telestra 7.3.0 and later, go to the HLA Installation Guide. To download a sample project for Telestra 7.3.0 and later, go to App Note #126: Sample HLA Project for Telestra 7.3.0 and Later.
There are several steps to set up HLA in Telestra. This application note encapsulates the process for setting up the various HLA pieces. Note that this is a very high-level overview of what you need to setup and is meant as the roadmap. In other words, these are the six main steps you need to follow; however, each step takes you off to a particular document, chapter, or appendix that you need to reference for specific details.
Install and activate the RTI via RMS under Network > HLA. Go to the Remote Management System User Guide for step-by-step instructions.
Download the HLA Sample Project. This step is not required since a user can create and most likely will create a new project for a specific program. However, reviewing this example will assist during the first time you go through the setup and configuration as it provides a known working project. Note that the sample project contains a default configuration for the MAK RTI as well as the VTC RTI. RID file and other federation settings will likely require changes. Go to the later steps for details.
Set up the HLA federation using ACE Studio software. For step-by-step instructions, go to the ACE Studio Technical User Guide section 8.4. HLA Configuration. Here is a high level of what is necessary:
ACE Studio Project Manager:
ACE Studio Target Load Viewer - Configure the Transceiver with:
ASTi highly recommends that you follow the step-by-step instructions in the document referenced above.
In the RMS, under System > Status, set the Project and Layout as the default and reboot the Target. Go to the Remote Management System User Guide for more information.
You are now ready to join an HLA federation. Typically this is performed on a host platform using the configured TCP/IP socket; however there is also a Host Emulator tool on the Target that allows you to join the federation. This is useful in initial testing, proof-of-concept, and debugging. Go to the Target Operation and Maintenance Manual for complete details.