Set up your local environment for SimSpace Weaver - AWS SimSpace Weaver

Set up your local environment for SimSpace Weaver

SimSpace Weaver simulations run in containerized Amazon Linux 2 (AL2) environments. You must have an AL2 environment to compile and link your apps with the SimSpace Weaver app SDK. The standard local development environment is an AL2 container in Docker. If you choose not to use Docker, we provide alternate instructions to run an AL2 environment in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You can also use your own method to create a local AL2 environment. For some additional ways to run AL2 locally, see the Amazon EC2 documentation.


Docker on Microsoft Windows is the standard development environment. For your convenience, we suggest other ways to set up your local development environment, but they are not standard and are unsupported.