800xA simulation with soft controllers
I recently took a backup from a running 800xA system 6.1 and restored the system on a virtual machine to modify some parts of it and planning to export multiple screen and import them again to the running system.
I have 9 controllers in the systems and I created 9 soft controllers and downloaded the programs on them, but apparently I can't simulate the graphics with the controllers, when I try to force a tag on a controller, nothing happens on the graphics, am I missing something here? Will it be a problem because the actual system had connectivity servers, but now I am working on a single node or this is just needed with actual controllers and not soft controllers?
I read somewhere that I need to use an OPC server, I did and connected to my controllers, but there is a status of files missing as shown in the picture below. What is the correct procedure to do what I need to do? (I had to change the IPs of the controllers to be able to work with soft controllers to add :2,3,4, ..etc)
Thanks in advanced,