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USB 6366 Analog Input timeout Error -200284 under VirtualBox VM on Mac mini

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I am trying to do voltage acquisition using USB 6366 with NI-DAQmx  C++ on Mac mini. I tried it on Windows 7 VMs in both VirtualBox and Parallels Desktop. It works fine under Parallels Desktop VM but alway reported error -200284 under VirtualBox VM. Even the Acq-Int Clk C example showed the same error under VirtualBox VM.  However, the test panel in NI-MAX does work in VirtualBox VM to get the correct voltage measurements.

 

Thanks.

 

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I believe you're using it as simulated instrument, if I were you I would not completely trust the behaviour of the simulated instrument as it does not 1:1 simulate the hardware.

 

Testing on actual hardware is the only truth.

Santhosh
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I am using actual USB-6366 DAQ hooked up to Mac Mini. It runs smoothly in Parallels Desktop VM but showing Error -200284 in VirtualBox VM. I copied Parallel Desktop VM into VirtualBox so basically both of them ran the same window 7 image, with the same NI drivers and environment. My program was written in Visual C++. Even the official NiDAQmx C example didn't work under VirtualBox, showing the same error.  The same setup w/ data acquisition program works fine on a Window 7 workstation.

 

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In short, NI does not officially support VMs

 

https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z000000PAiJSAW&l=en-US

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The problem was solved by changing the chipset to be ICH9 in virtualBox VM setting and enable usb3.0 controller. 

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