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Setting Up a SystemLink Client for NI Linux Real-Time Targets

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

Configure a SystemLink client to establish a connection between your SystemLink server and an NI Linux Real-Time client with LabVIEW.

Before setting up a client, ensure the following:
  1. On the host machine, launch NI MAX.
  2. Ensure the firmware on the target is 7.0 or higher and that the date and time are correct.
  3. In NI MAX, right-click the target and select Format Disk.
  4. Click Add/Remove Software and install the Linux RT System Image.
  5. Under SystemLink Settings, ensure the DNS alias and Server are correct.

    If you want to create a DNS alias for your server, refer to steps 5-6 in Setting Up a SystemLink Server.

  6. Launch and log in to NI SystemLink Web Application.
  7. Click Systems Manager and click Pending systems.
  8. Click Approve next to the name of the target. The target is now a client connected to your SystemLink server. To manage the client in NI SystemLink Web Application, click Systems Manager and then click Managed systems.

    The image below shows an example list of clients connected to a server.

  9. Select the workspace you want to contain the system. This determines which resources the system can interact with. To learn more about workspaces, refer to the access control help. When you add a system to a workspace, all data the system produces will automatically be stored in the workspace. SystemLink also adds all that system's assets to the workspace.
  10. Optional: If you want to prevent actions, such as installing software or restarting, from executing on your client, select the client in Managed Systems and click More»Lock. These jobs will now be queued and will not execute until the system is unlocked. You can view all jobs, including those that are currently queued, under History.

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