Locate or add the IP address of a device to add it to the server.
Before you begin, power on your NI monitoring device and connect
a removable drive. Use either a type C drive or a type A drive with a type C converter. If you
are using an encrypted USB flash drive, make sure that it is formatted to use the FAT32 file
Once you have mounted your NI monitoring
device, either find and use the device's IP address or set the IP address to one you receive
from your IT department. In either case, save a copy of and update several fields in the
The following table shows all supported
values for the IP Address Request Mode
||IP Address Type
||DHCP or Link Local
||Link Local Only
Insert the USB drive into the USB port on the controller front panel.
The USER1 LED lights solid, which indicates that the device is reading from or
writing to the settings file.
Remove the USB drive when the USER1 LED starts blinking again.
Insert the USB drive into a USB port on a computer.
Navigate to the following directory on the USB drive:
Create an upload folder in the InsightCM
folder if one does not already exist.
Save a copy of the networkInfo_<device hostname>.json to the
following location on the USB drive:
If you save the file in another
location, the device will not read it.
Open networkInfo_<device hostname>.json.
Locate the IP address within the object that contains
The following name/value pair defines the IP
Enter a new value in the IP addess field for the primary object.
If using dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), record the IP address. However,
NI recommends using static addresses.
To assign a static IP address, change the IP Address Request Mode
value to 1.
Enter new values in the Subnet Mask and Gateway
fields in the primary object according to information you receive from your IT
Save and close the file.
If you made changes to the file, complete the following steps to
apply your changes to the device:
Insert the USB drive back into the USB port on the controller front panel.
The USER1 LED lights solid, which indicates that the device is reading
network and connection properties.
You can remove the USB drive when the USER1 LED returns to blinking steadily.
Reinsert the USB drive into a computer and browse to
Verify the applied folder contains