Install and configure SystemLink Server on your host to begin managing systems
and working with data. SystemLink Server includes NI SystemLink Web Application and
Before you begin, determine the size of the
to optimize performance. Also install the following applications:
SystemLink Server is backwards
compatible with older SystemLink Client versions, but it is not forwards
In NI Package Manager, on the Browse Products tab,
search for and install SystemLink Server and related installers.
You do not need to install SystemLink Client on your server machine.
Restart your machine to complete the installation.
Launch NI Web Server Configuration and follow the prompts in NI Web Server
Configuration to set up your server. You can use these credentials to log into
SystemLink with server administrator privileges.
For more information on server settings, refer to the NI Web Server Configuration help.
Create a DNS alias.
In NI Web Server Configuration, click
Select Allow remote connection from any
Enter the DNS alias to use for your server. The third-party DNS server
you use will determine this alias.
For more information on DNS aliases, refer to the SystemLink Operations Handbook
repository in GitHub.
Click Apply and Restart.
Prepare your server to connect to SystemLink Client.
Ensure the following default ports are open on your server.
SystemLink automatically manages the local Windows firewall. If you
are on a corporate network, you may need to work with your IT department
to configure your corporate network firewall.
|80 (default HTTP) or 443 (default HTTPS,
||NI SystemLink Web Application uses these ports to
enable targets to install packages from the server
and publish and receive data.
|2343, 2809, and 59100-59110
||DataFinder uses these ports to find technical
data on local computers and servers in a global
network or in the SystemLink file service.
||SaltStack uses these ports to execute remote
procedures on targets.
If you are setting up SystemLink on a network
that uses a proxy server, configure proxy settings for
After completing basic setup for your
server, you can complete any of the following tasks depending on your use case:
Next, set up at least one SystemLink client for a Windows target
Linux Real-Time target
to begin managing systems in NI SystemLink Web