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Adding a Continuous Device

Last Modified: October 16, 2020

Add and configure an NI monitoring device that is wired to sensors, the network, and a power source.

Before you begin, configure assets on the Asset Configuration page.
  1. Click the Configuration pull-down »Devices.
  2. Click Add.
  3. In the New Device dialog box, connect to an online or offline device.
    Option Description
    Connect to an online device
    1. Select Connect to an online device and enter the IP address in the textbox.
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      Tip  

      If you do not know the device IP address, click Browse to see a list of devices on the same subnet as the server machine.

    2. To check for common problems that prevent a device from connecting to InsightCM and coming online, click the Connect button. The web application opens the Test Connection dialog box and checks for problems. If the check fails, this dialog box provides troubleshooting information.
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      Tip  

      You can continue to add an online device without resolving failed checks if the device passes the IP address check.

    3. Click OK.
    4. Select your device type from the Device Type pull-down menu.
    5. Configure the slots to match the module configuration on your physical device.
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      Note  

      If you need to update the module configuration in InsightCM at a later time, navigate to the Hardware tab of the specific device's configuration page.

    6. Click Next.
    7. Enter the following names for the device.
      • Device Name—The name you want to appear throughout the web application. Assign an easily identifiable name, such as one that indicates the physical device location or the equipment it monitors.
      • Hardware Name—The hostname of the device, which is in the format of NI-cRIO-ModelNumber-SerialNumber by default. If the device is online, InsightCM automatically populates this name. Otherwise, find the two values printed on a label on the back of the device.
    Connect to an offline device
    1. Select Create an offline device option and click Next.
    2. Select your device type from the Device Type pull-down menu.
    3. Configure the slots to match the module configuration on your physical device.
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      Note  

      If you need to update the module configuration in the web application at a later time, navigate to the Hardware tab of the specific device's configuration page.

    4. Click Next.
    5. Enter a descriptive name in the Device Name text field.
    6. Once you have added an offline device, transfer a connection file to your offline device.
  4. Click Finish to add your device to the server.
Now that you have added continuous monitoring devices, map device channels and data groups.

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