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How to run the VxWorks Simulator from the command line

Here's how to run VxSim, a target server, and the Tornado shell from the command line in Windows. I am using Tornado 2.2.1 and Windows XP.
  1. Open a "cmd.exe" window.
  2. Enter the following commands as shown in my session:
    C:\>cd c:\Tornado2.2\target\config\simpc
    
    C:\Tornado2.2\target\config\simpc>vxworks
    
    C:\Tornado2.2\target\config\simpc>cd c:\tornado2.2\host\x86-win32\bin
    
    C:\Tornado2.2\host\x86-win32\bin>tgtsvr -V -B wdbpipe -R c:/temp -RW -c c:\Torna
    do2.2\target\config\simpc\vxWorks.exe vxsim
  3. The target server icon should now show in your system tray. If you double-click on it, you should see:
    tgtsvr ([email protected]): Fri Mar 16 10:32:51 2007
        Checking License ...OK
        Connecting to target agent... succeeded.
        Attaching C++ interface... succeeded.
        Attaching pecoff OMF reader for SIMNT CPU family... succeeded.
    • Note: Your Tornado registry must already be running. If you setup your Tornado registry to run as a Windows service it will show up as wtxregds.exe in the Processes tab of the Windows Task Manager. If it is not running, you will get something like this:
      tgtsvr ([email protected]): Fri Mar 16 16:27:21 2007
          Checking License ...OK
      Cannot contact Wind Registry on host: localhost
      Target Server will exit
      To start the Tornado registry, run wtxregd.exe (not wtxregds.exe) from the command prompt:
      C:\Tornado2.2\host\x86-win32\bin>wtxregd
  4. Now start the shell:
    C:\Tornado2.2\host\x86-win32\bin>windsh vxsim
    
          /////   /////   /////   /////   /////       |
         /////   /////   /////   /////   /////        |
        /////   /////   /////   /////   /////         |
        /////   /////   /////   /////   /////         |
       //////  //////  //////  //////  //////         |
       //////  //////  //////  //////  //////         |     T  O  R  N  A  D  O
        /////   /////   /////   /////   /////         |
        /////   /////   /////   /////   /////         |
         /////   /////   /////   /////   /////        |     Development  System
          ////    ////    ////    ////    ////        |
           ////    ////    ////    ////    ////       |
            ////    ////    ////    ////    ////      |     Host  Based   Shell
             ////    ////    ////    ////    ////     |
              ////    ////    ////    ////    ////    |
               ///     ///     ///     ///     ///    |     Version  2.2
               ///     ///     ///     ///     ///    |
                //      //      //      //      //    |
                //      //      //      //      //    |
                //      //      //      //      //    |
               //      //      //      //      //     |
    
          Copyright 1995-2003 Wind River Systems, Inc.
    
    C++ Constructors/Destructors Strategy is AUTOMATIC
    
    -> i
      NAME        ENTRY       TID    PRI   STATUS      PC       SP     ERRNO  DELAY
    ---------- ------------ -------- --- ---------- -------- -------- ------- -----
    tExcTask   _excTask       ed8de0   0 PEND         40984c   ed8ce4       0     0
    tLogTask   _logTask       ed32b0   0 PEND         40984c   ed31b4       0     0
    tWdbTask   _wdbTask       ece668   3 READY        40984c   ece51c       0     0
    value = 0 = 0x0
    ->
  5. Easy. Actually it took me a little while to figure out I needed to specify the VxWorks core file with the -c option for the tgtsvr command. If you don't do this, you will get the following error message:
    tgtsvr ([email protected]): Fri Mar 16 10:31:37 2007
        Checking License ...OK
        Connecting to target agent... succeeded.
        Attaching C++ interface... succeeded.
        Attaching pecoff OMF reader for SIMNT CPU family... succeeded.
        Error: Couldn't open C:\Tornado2.2\vxworks: status = 0x2
    Error during target server core initialization
    Target Server will exit
    And if you forget to specify the target name, you will get:
    A target must be specified.
    Target Server will exit
Related posts:
Tornado Tools Command Line Summary
How to use Tornado GNU tools with Eclipse/CDT
Tornado 2.2 file locations

Comments


#1 Isabelle Andrade commented on :

Hello I followed the steps but got the error:

%% tgtsvr ([email protected]): Sun Nov 16 20:46:58 2008 Wind River Systems Target Server: NT/Win95 version Connecting to target agent... succeeded. Attaching C++ interface... succeeded. Attaching pecoff OMF reader for SIMNT CPU family... succeeded. Can't lock target server, environment variable WIND_UID is not defined. Target Server will exit %%

Can you help me with it? I don't know where I should define the WIND_UID variable. Thanks for the site. It's very helpful.


#2 Eliot commented on :

Isabelle, I'm not working with VxWorks anymore so I can't help you. Sorry.


#3 Sonicsx commented on :

Nice blog...I got 2 quests 4u-> 1.I have a BSP (Board support package) with OS VxWorks. I want to copy a part of the BSP's ROM where a specific TASK is storaged and then download to my PC. How Can I do this from VxWork's console?...Commands?...Ideas? 2.I have the IDE tornado 2.2 for PowerPC (2 cd..THX to emule:) and I installed on XP...but I know that exist a tornado for UNIX ..Is on the CD?? the folder are> -X86 (inside win98,95 and NT) -WIND (WIND.000 to WIND.043) -SUN4(solarisOS stuff) -RESOURCE(*.TCL, ) -DOCS(pdf) Where I could find the unix ver? a Link maybe!


#4 sunil kumar bn commented on :

hi am a intial user of torando software when am trying to compile the program its compiling.. but when i go to the object file download to the server its not downloading... and showing error msg as target server failed to connect how to connect server to the my system... am using that with my laptop...and am not have network facility...


#5 John commented on :

where can I download the Tornado2.2.1 and VxSim for windows Xp? and how can I instal the Tornado2.2.1 on windows? thank you very much


#6 vBx commented on :

Isabelle Andrade : To skip the error, don't use -RW in command prompt


#7 Mark W commented on :

I am using Tornado2.2.1 to run a series of tests from a batch file. The batch runs torVars.bat, wtxregd.exe, and VxWorks.exe. But for some reason it will not close until I manually close the Tornado registry from the tool tray. Is there a way to close the registry and vxSim from a command line? The example above opens them, but I want to 'undo' that.