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Get started with the MIMIC CoAP Simulator

MIMIC CoAP Simulator is an optional MIMIC protocol module that allows to simulate large environments of CoAP-based sensors, servers, etc.

It can be enabled after the base MIMIC installation as below.

NOTE: currently supported on Linux only.

    Enable CoAP in MIMIC

  1. At this point you should have MIMIC installed, and the MIMICview GUI running (see details) . If you don't have MIMICview running, please consult your license e-mail to get it installed and running.

  2. Check whether you already have CoAP enabled in MIMIC as shown in the Help -> About Mimic... dialog in MIMICview. It should be listed under Loaded protocols. If already there, then skip to step 7.

  3. Run Protocol Wizard using the Wizards -> Protocol Wizard menu in MIMICView (see details)

  4. Select CoAP Simulator in the Select Protocols dialog if not already selected. Press Next.

  5. Supply corresponding license keys from the license email in the Supply License Keys dialog. Then press Next.

  6. The Result Installing/Uninstalling Protocols dialog shows what got done. Press Finish to proceed. When the simulator restarts, you should have CoAP enabled.

    Download optional sample CoAP packages

  7. At this point, you should have CoAP enabled in MIMIC as shown in the Help -> About Mimic... dialog in MIMICview. It should be listed under Loaded protocols. If not, send us the MIMIC log. (see details)

  8. Invoke the MIMICview Wizard -> Update menu to download and install CoAP packages (see details)

  9. Check under the section Collections for CoAP Packages. If not there, then it is already installed. Else, select it, and press Next to install.

    Firewall permission for , port 80 is needed to run the Update Wizard over the web.

    Please visit this link for alternative MIMIC update instructions in case you don't have Internet to use the Update Wizard over the web connection on the MIMIC system:

    where xxxx is current MIMIC version e.g. for 20.10 it is 2010

    Configure a sensor

  10. After the installation is complete, load the lab configuration coap-1.cfg using the MIMICview File -> Open menu. (see details)

  11. To accept management commands from COAP apps, select agent 1 and invoke Edit -> Configure -> All dialog. Set the IP Address to an address that will work in your LAN. (see details)

  12. In the COAP tab, if the default UDP ports 5683 and 5684 conflict with the host system, change the port numbers.

  13. When you start the sensor with Agent -> Start then it starts the CoAP server which should allow access as documented in our Copper instructions.


  14. This video shows how to get started by installing the package in Update Wizard and configuring a CoAP sensor:

  15. Please invoke Help -> Contents menu and refer to section Optional Protocol Modules -> MIMIC CoAP Protocol Module Guide for full details, or access it here. It has all the technical details, including compatibility to 3rd party software that we have tried in the Compatibility section.