Using RobotWebServices to access a remote Virtual Controller


To access a remote VC with RWS successfully, please perform the following steps:

On the PC which is hosting the remote VC:
1) If it doesn't already exist, create a file called "vcconf.xml" in "C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\ABB Industrial IT\Robotics IT\RobVC\"
2) Put the following content in it:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<host ip="" />

3) Change the ip address (bold above) to the ip of the local PC from which you will be accessing the remote VC resources.

That should do it.

You're basically white-listing the IP of the client. If you don't, you'll get the "RAPI Unidentified Error" when trying to access resources on the remote VC.

Maxim Riabichev
PC Software Support Engineer


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