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Deploying System States to Clients

Last Modified: April 1, 2021

Create a state to deploy the same system image and set of packages to multiple systems.

A state is any set of packages installed on a system. After you define a state, you can apply it to other systems to more quickly deploy packages to multiple systems.
  1. In SystemLink Web Application, in Systems Management, click Systems.
  2. Double-click the system from which you want to create a state.
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    You can also manually define a state under Systems Management»States»»Create.

  3. Click More »Create State.
  4. Specify the workspace the state belongs to. Only users in the workspace you specify can use the state. You can reassign the state to another workspace at any time.
  5. Review feeds, packages, and the image for your system to ensure you want to include them in the state.
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    If you include a system image in the state, you can only apply it to NI Linux RT targets. Applying the state erases all currently installed software or data from the primary hard drive of the target.

  6. Optional: Customize the state to include additional packages in your state that are not currently installed on the system. Specify the feeds you need to access the additional packages you want to include.
    1. Under Feeds, click Add.
    2. Specify a feed from a package repository, a URL, or the ni.com Downloads page.
    3. Check the box for each package you want to include in your state.
  7. Click Create to finalize the state.
  8. In Systems, select the systems you want to apply the state to.
  9. Click Software.
  10. In the States tab, click Install next to the state(s) you want to apply. The States tab appears only if the feeds and packages in the state are compatible with the systems you select.
  11. Click Next and review the packages and feeds the state contains.
  12. Click Apply.
You can see the software installed on your system in the Available tab.

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