Manage a Tier 2 Headless ECU

This article describes how to setup, configure, and run PolySync Core on a headless ECU without GUI support.

PolySync Core has two categories of architecture support: Tier 1 / Tier 2.

  • Tier 1 architectures are fully supported and can use the GUI tools PolySync Core Studio and PolySync Core SDF Configurator
  • Tier 2 architectures are headless and do not support the GUI tools, and must use command line tools for record, replay, and validating data

1. Modify the SDF

Tier 2 hosts must leverage a Tier 1 host with Core installed to create or modify the SDF.

2. Monitor nodes on a Tier 2 host

Monitor the status of nodes on a headless ECU by looking at the error, debug, warn, and info messages in the polysync.log file.

$ tail -f $PSYNC_USER_HOME/polysync.log

3. Starting nodes in hardware mode

The Starting Nodes (Command Line) article demonstrates how to start the manager and nodes in the system SDF with command line flags.

4. Record logfiles

The Record Logfiles (Command Line) article demonstrates how to use the polysync-rnr-control-c application to record logfiles on a headless ECU.

5. Replay logfiles

The Replay Logfiles (Command Line) article demonstrates how to use the polysync-rnr-control-c appliction to replay logfiles on a headless ECU.