This file contains important information about the NI InsightCM™ software, including system recommendations, network requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
NI InsightCM is a software solution for online monitoring to be used with NI monitoring hardware. In the NI InsightCM web application, you can configure and manage NI monitoring devices, set alarm rules, view acquired data, determine how NI InsightCM stores data, and more. NI InsightCM supports the following optional toolkits:
The following sections describe the recommended specifications for NI InsightCM Server.
|Note National Instruments recommends using solid state drives to improve disk throughput.|
|Systems with fewer than |
10 NI Monitoring Devices
|Systems with fewer than |
50 NI Monitoring Devices
|Systems with more than|
50 NI Monitoring Devices
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|Note (Optional) If you use NI InsightCM Server Enterprise Gateway Toolkit add-on with OSIsoft PI System software, you must install the OSIsoft PI SDK.|
NI InsightCM Server has the following network requirements:
|82||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|482||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|5672||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|6343||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|8002||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|2343||UDP (inbound and outbound)|
|27016||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
National Instruments recommends you use the following browsers and screen resolution to access the InsightCM web application:
Complete the following steps to install the NI InsightCM software:
|Note Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code USBGuideSpec for the USB flash drive user guide and specifications.|
Complete the following steps to configure the device transceiver settings so that the device can reliably communicate with NI InsightCM Server:
|Note Do not use the default localhost value as the hostname for the server. Select the address that best suits your use case based on the criteria listed previously.|
|Note After you save the new server settings, reset the device connection to get the server to send the updated connection information files to the device.|
Complete the following steps if you want to switch to metric units:
After you install the InsightCM EMSA Toolkit, NI InsightCM provides support for NI EMSA device types, including EMS-9065 and EMS-9068, in addition to NI Monitoring Devices (CMS). NI EMSA devices perform sweeps of radio frequencies to detect spikes that indicate equipment failures.
After you install the InsightCM Thermal Imaging Toolkit, NI InsightCM provides support for NI IR device types, including the IR-3120, in addition to NI Monitoring Devices (CMS). NI Thermal Imaging devices collect temperature data from thermal cameras.
From the Data Viewer page, you can select a data event in the trend viewer and split it into static block-lengths, a number of equal-length blocks, or into blocks of progressively shorter lengths. Data dissection is useful for troubleshooting problematic or unusual data events.
When setting a trend alarm rule, you can define a file length and pre-trigger length for that rule to override the collection settings determined by an operating state.
For information about how to upgrade your NI InsightCM software from a previous version, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code InsightCMUpgrade.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI InsightCM.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of bug fixes in NI InsightCM.
Refer to Getting Started with NI Monitoring Devices and NI InsightCM, available on NI InsightCM installation USB drive as gettingStarted_InsightCMServer.pdf, for instructions for completing the setup tasks required to connect NI Monitoring Devices to NI InsightCM and start acquiring and viewing data.
Refer to the NI InsightCM Configuration and Monitoring Help, accessible by clicking Help in the top-right corner of the NI InsightCM web application, for information about NI InsightCM and NI Monitoring Devices.
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.
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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