FLECS on the TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor

Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

The TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor is a system feature of the TwinCAT/BSD operating system from Beckhoff and enables the simultaneous execution of virtual machines and TwinCAT real-time applications on a Beckhoff Industrial PC. Optimized integration of the hypervisor into the TwinCAT/BSD operating system and coordination of software and Industrial PC hardware enable maximum performance of virtual machines while maintaining TwinCAT real-time properties for machine control.

Linux® distributions can be operated on the controller with the aid of the TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor. To install and maintain various software solutions on the device, FLECS is the perfect fit.

Information

To make it as easy as possible for you to get started, we offer a single command line to install FLECS insde the Linux® virtual machine on your TwinCAT/BSD system.

Our big promise: You will never have set up an automation system as fast as with FLECS.

The following instructions will help you to set up the TwinCAT/BSD system within a few minutes and to take the first steps with FLECS. Enjoy the ride!

Prerequisites

Before you get started you will need:

- A TwinCAT/BSD capable device

- A Linux® virtual machine executed by the TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor (see: https://infosys.beckhoff.com/english.php?content=../content/1033/twincat_bsd/12607719691.html&id=6880469216400983879)

Step 1: Install FLECS inside your Linux® virtual machine on top of TwinCAT/BSD

To proceed be sure to

- have the Linux® virtual machine connected to your local network (see: https://infosys.beckhoff.com/english.php?content=../content/1033/twincat_bsd/12607719691.html&id=6880469216400983879).
- access the Linux® command line via a SSH client.

On the Linux® command line, enter the following command:

curl -fsSL install.flecs.tech | bash

Step 2: Use FLECS

After the installation, you can access the FLECS UI on port 80 by just entering the ip address, or hostname of your Linux® virtual machine in your browser.

Example: http://<ip-address>:80

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  • Store Name: FLECS Technologies GmbH
  • Vendor: FLECS Technologies GmbH
  • Address: Keselstr. 16
    87435 Kempten
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