Configuring host-target communication

Updated: April 19, 2023

The IDE on the host can communicate with target machines using an IP or a serial connection.

If you have a serial link, you can debug a program, but you need an IP link to use any advanced diagnostic tool integrated into the IDE. To enable IP communications, the target must run the qconn agent, which provides support, such as system profiling information, to IDE components on the host. For serial communications, the target must run the serial driver and pdebug support utility.

The sections immediately following explain how to configure your host and target to communicate with each other. When you then create a connection to the target, you must select a target type that reflects the communication method; more information is given Supported target types.