This file contains important information about the NI InsightCM™ Server software, including system recommendations, network requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
NI InsightCM Server consists of three components:
The following sections describe the recommended specifications for NI InsightCM Server and any computers that access Systems Manager.
|Systems with fewer than|
50 NI Condition Monitoring Systems
|Systems with more than|
50 NI Condition Monitoring Systems
| || |
|Note (Optional) If you purchased NI InsightCM Server with the Enterprise Gateway option to use with OSIsoft PI System software, you must install the OSIsoft PI Data Access software and activate an appropriate run-time license on the server machine.|
NI InsightCM Server has the following network requirements:
|Note Computers that run the NI InsightCM Data Explorer software must also be on this Windows domain to connect to NI InsightCM Server.|
|6342 (configurable)||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|2343||UDP (inbound and outbound)|
|44515||UDP (inbound and outbound)|
|44525||UDP (inbound and outbound)|
National Instruments recommends you use the following browsers and screen resolution to access Systems Manager:
The following table lists the NI application software versions, including service packs, supported by NI InsightCM Server.
|NI Application Software||Versions Supported by NI InsightCM Server|
|NI InsightCM Data Explorer||1.0|
Complete the following steps to install the NI InsightCM Server software:
|Note Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code USBGuideSpec for the USB flash drive user guide and specifications.|
The following section describes the tasks you must complete to allow users of the Data Explorer software to load data stored on the NI InsightCM™ Server machine. NI InsightCM Server uses an NI DataFinder server as the search engine that runs on the server machine and makes trends and channel data accessible to users of the Data Explorer software. You do not typically interact with the DataFinder server, but you must perform a few steps to complete its initial setup.
|Note When you install NI InsightCM Server, the installer also creates a DataFinder server on the same computer. This document assumes you want to use the default Datafinder server to search for and index data files. However, you can also configure your system to interact with a DataFinder server running on a different computer. For more information about this advanced option, contact National Instruments support.|
By default, the DataFinder server runs only when a user is logged into the server machine. This means Data Explorer users cannot load data from the server when no one is logged in. To enable DataFinder server to run at all times, complete the following steps to run it as a service in Windows:
|Note If these credentials change or expire, you must reconfigure these Start Options settings. Otherwise, Data Explorer users cannot load data from NI InsightCM Server.|
The following conditions must be true for Data Explorer users to load data from the server machine:
The following sections guide you through performing these tasks.
Complete the following steps to share the Windows folders where NI InsightCM Server stores data files from devices:
Complete the following steps to configure the DataFinder server to index the folders that store files:
Complete the following steps to configure NI InsightCM Server so that Data Explorer can load the data files from the folders it searches and indexes:
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You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI InsightCM Server.
Refer to Getting Started with NI InsightCM Server, available on the NI InsightCM Server installation USB drive as gettingStarted_InsightCMServer.pdf, for instructions for completing the setup tasks required to connect NI Condition Monitoring Systems to NI InsightCM Server and start acquiring data.
Refer to the NI InsightCM Server Configuration and Monitoring Help, accessible by clicking Help in the top-right corner of the NI InsightCM Systems Manager browser-based tool, for information about NI InsightCM Server and NI Condition Monitoring Systems.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
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