Virtual Machine

This Section will show you how to convert, install and run an Image as a Virtual Machine.

A virtual machine can be used to try out Motorcortex on your PC. You will need a the Motorcortex .ova file as well as VirtualBox installed on your PC.

Installing VirtualBox

In this section you will install VirtualBox for running your Motorcortex virtual machine.

Please select the OS you are using:


Download VirtualBox from the https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads website. Choose the Ubuntu operating system and download the .deb file.

  1. Double click the .deb file.

  2. Click install in the pop-up.

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  3. Authenticate the installation. VirtualBox will now be installed.

  4. After installing open VirtualBox.

  5. Go to File and open the Host Network Manager....

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  6. Press Create.

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  7. Enable the DHCP Server.

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  8. Press Apply.

  9. Congratulations your virtualbox is now ready.

Installing your Virtual Machine

From the Motorcortex store you downloaded the Motorcortex .ova file for your virtual machine. If you want to configure your own virtual machine please check Virtual Machine Full Configuration.

  1. Open VirtualBox.

  2. Go to File and click Import Appliance....

  3. At Appliance to import Choose the motorcortex xxxx-xx.ova file.

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  4. At the Appliance settings press Import.

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  5. The virtual machine is now installed.


Download VirtualBox from the https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads website. Choose the Windows operating system and download the .exe file.

  1. Double click the .exe file.

  2. The setup wizard will pop-up click Next.

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  3. Click Next unless you want to change the location for the VirtualBox.

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  4. Click Next unless you want to change some of the custom install options.

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  5. A warning will tell you that network connections will be disconnected temporarily. Click Yes.

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  6. Click Install to start the installation.

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  7. The installation will start. During the installation a security warning will pop-up click Install.

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  8. Click Finish to complete the installation.

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  9. Congratulations you have installed VirtualBox.

Add Host Network

  1. After installing open VirtualBox.

  2. Go to File and open the Host Network Manager....

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  3. Press Create.

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  4. Check the DHCP Server.

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  5. Press Apply.

  6. Congratulations your virtual machine ready, now you only need to change your host-only ethernet settings.

Change Host-Only Ethernet Settings

  1. After creating Virtual Host-Only Ethernet Adapter.

  2. On you Windows PC, go to Network Connection.

  3. Right-click on Virtual Host-Only Ethernet Adapter and choose properties.

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  4. Disable the VirtualBox NDIS6 Bridged Network Driver, by unticking and press OK.

  5. Restart connection, right-click Virtual Host-Only Ethernet Adapter first Disable then Enable.

  6. Congratulations you windows network host-only ethernet adapter settings are set correctly, now you are ready to install Motorcortex virtual machine.

Installing your Virtual Machine

From the Motorcortex store you downloaded the Motorcortex .ova file for your virtual machine. If you want to configure your own virtual machine please check Virtual Machine Full Configuration.

  1. Open VirtualBox.

  2. Go to File and click Import Appliance....

  3. At Appliance to import Choose the motorcortex-xxxx-xx.ova file and click Next.

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  4. At the Appliance settings press Import.

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  5. The virtual machine is now installed, before starting the virtual box you have to change Adapter 1 settings from default vboxnet0 to VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter.

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  6. Select virtual machine go to Settings, change the Name to Virtualbox Host-Only Ethernet Adaptor. Press Ok.

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  7. The Virtual Machine is now installed and ready for use.


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Starting Virtual Machine

  1. Open Virtual Box, select Motorcortex 2022.09 and press Start.

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  2. The virtual machine is starting, this can take a few seconds.

  3. The virtual machine IP is shown in the MOTD for example 192.168.56.111:

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    Use the eth0 virtual box IP address if you want to connect from your local machine to virtual machine.

  4. Log in to virtual controller.

    • Login: admin
    • Password: vectioneer
  5. The command line should look like this:

    mcx-intel:~$
    
  6. Test your connection via external machine, on your local machine open terminal and login via ssh admin@192.168.56.111, password: vectioneer.

The next step is to set-up the connection between your controller and your laptop. Connect Your PC