Installing / Configuring INtime (RapidPath)

INtime is the RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) in which the actual motion controller runs. It must be installed and configured before our RapidPath solution will work.

Installing INtime

Run the installer. Perform a "Complete" installation (the default).

The latest tested versions of INtime can be found on the file server.
\\files.machmotion.local\MachMotion\Information Technology\Common Software\RSI\INtime

It will require a reboot and a second phase of the install after the machine has rebooted and the user has logged in.

If you have a license code, it may be entered during the install, or you can skip that step and license the software later.

INtime Versions

Release Date MachMotion Release RapidPath Version RMP Version INtime Version
2020-04-07 - 2021-01-06

#Odessa (14869)

15507 - 17387

1.1.14869.17387 8.3.1 6.3.18110.7
2021-01-08 - 2021-01-22 #Vesta (17465)
17523 - 17657
This was a pre-release
1.1.17465.17523 8.3.1 6.3.18110.7
 

#Vesta (17465)

 

  10.2.3 6.4.21125.2

Licensing INtime

INtime will be licensed using a USB hardlock. The hardlock has an ID number on it. That is the means of uniquely identifying the license.

Configuring INtime

Assign a Network Adapter
  1. Start the INtime Configuration application.
  2. Open the (INtime) Device Manager.
  3. Select the network adapter to assign to INtime (usually, this is the RealTek 8168 Gigabit Ethernet adapter).
    1. Right-click on the adapter and choose "Pass to INtime with MSI"
  4. Click the "commit changes" button.
Configure the RTOS Kernel
  1. Start the INtime Configuration application.
  2. Open Node Management.
  3. Select Node A
  4. Select Kernel
    1. Change these parameters
      1. Kernel Memory (in MB): 256
      2. Kernel Clock Rate (in usec): 50
      3. Processor: 3
        1. (This is assuming the computer is a 4-processor machine. The specific processor to assign is arbitrary, but we usually assign the last one.)
    2. Click "Save." Restart the computer.

Updating INtime

Updating INtime usually keeps all the settings from the previous installation. It usually requires one or more reboots.

Start the installer in an elevated context ("Run as Administrator"). (This is only helpful until the next reboot, when the installer is continued and will create UAC prompts every time it needs elevated privileges.)

INtime_Upgrade__Phase1__03_WannaUpgrade.png

During the install, several confirmation prompts will pause the installer. You'll need to confirm installing a device driver as well as various INtime components. Here are a few (not exhaustive) examples.

INtime_Upgrade__Phase2__DeviceInstall-01.png INtime_Upgrade__Phase2__02_UAC_runtime4_x64.png INtime_Upgrade__Phase2__04_UAC_Upgrade-Helper.png

The installer will confirm rebooting every time it needs one. It will reboot after uninstalling the previous version, after installing the new version, and, perhaps, at other times. After the reboot and next login, it will "continue," confirming that you wish to proceed.

INtime_Upgrade__Phase2__Reboot.png INtime_Upgrade__Phase2__01_Continue.png

When the installer is finished (don't expect confirmation, it just won't ask you to continue after the final reboot), Open the INtime Configuration utility, and verify

  • It is still licensed
  • The correct network card is still assigned to INtime
    • Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller (if INtime was not previously installed/configured) (See "Assign a Network Adapter")
    • INtime Ethernet Driver (if INtime was previously installed/configured)
  • The non-default node properties are still set. (See "Configuring the RTOS Kernel")

Resource: InstallingRSI.txt