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:


To get VirtualBox you wil have to download it from the https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads website. choose the operating system you are using. 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. Check the DHCP Server.

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  8. Press Apply.

  9. Congratulations your virtual machine is now ready to run Motorcortex images.

Installing your Virtual Machine

In the Motorcortex store you can find the Motorcortex .ova files for your virtual machine. If you want to configure your own virtual machine please check Virtual Machine Full Configuration.

  1. login to motorcortex.io.

  2. Go to the Motorcortex.io Store.

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  3. Download the motorcorex-xxxx-xx.ova file.

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  4. Open VirtualBox.

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

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

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  7. At the Appliance settings press Import.

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  8. The virtual machine is now installed.


To get VirtualBox you wil have to download it from the https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads website. choose the operating system you are using 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 Motorcotex virtual machine.

Installing your Virtual Machine

In the Motorcortex store you can find the Motorcortex .ova files for your virtual machine. If you want to configure your own virtual machine please check Virtual Machine Full Configuration.

  1. login to motorcortex.io.

  2. Go to the Motorcortex.io Store.

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  3. Download the motorcorex-xxxx-xx.ova file.

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  4. Open VirtualBox.

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

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

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  7. At the Appliance settings press Import.

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

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


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Starting Virtual Machine

Starting your virtual machine has to be done using the following steps:

  1. In virtual box select the desired virtual machine and press Start.

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  2. The virtual machine will boot now this can take up to 5 seconds or longer.

  3. Log in to the controller.

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

    mcx-intel:~$
    
  5. Request IP address of virtual controller:

    ip addr show eth0
    

    or

    ifconfig eth0
    
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    Returns for example inet addr: 192.168.56.101

  6. Test your connection, open terminal and login via ssh admin@192.168.56.101, password: vectioneer.

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

Last modified June 27, 2022: Update Virtual Machine (b5441985)