Identify the server machine so your devices can locate the
Complete the following steps to configure
the device transceiver settings so that the device can reliably communicate with
Navigate to the Server Settings section and select
Click Alternate IP Addresses to view all possible
addresses for your server.
Determine what to use as your hostname.
|Static IP address
||If your server has a static IP address or you don't expect your
server IP address to change, copy the IP address to use as the
|Fully qualified server name
|| If you are using a DNS server on your network and you expect your
server IP address to change, copy the fully qualified server name to use
as the hostname. The server name dynamically links to the server IP
address even if the IP address changes. However, using the server name
is less reliable than using the IP address. Only use this option in
cases where using the IP address is impractical.
Paste the address or name into the Hostname field.
Uncheck the Use IP Address checkbox if you want the
transceiver to use the address that you specified in the
Hostname field rather than the default IP address.
When you save the server settings, the Transceiver value automatically updates
to match the Hostname value.
Click OK to restart NI InsightCM Server and apply the
After you save the new server settings, reset the device
connection to get the device to send the updated connection information files to the