This file contains important information about the NI InsightCM™ Server software, including system recommendations, network requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
NI InsightCM is a software solution for online condition monitoring to be used with NI monitoring hardware. In the NI InsightCM web application, you can configure and manage NI condition monitoring devices, set alarm rules, view acquired data, determine how data is stored, and more. (Optional) NI InsightCM Enterprise Gateway Toolkit allows you to export feature calculations to external data historian software.
The following sections describe the recommended specifications for NI InsightCM Server.
|Systems with fewer than |
10 NI Condition Monitoring Devices
|Systems with fewer than |
50 NI Condition Monitoring Devices
|Systems with more than|
50 NI Condition Monitoring Devices
| || || |
|Note (Optional) If you use NI InsightCM Server Enterprise Gateway Toolkit add-on with OSIsoft PI System software, you must install the OSIsoft PI Data Access software and activate an appropriate run-time license on the server machine.|
NI InsightCM Server has the following network requirements:
|82||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|482||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|6343 (configurable)||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|8002||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|2343||UDP (inbound and outbound)|
|27016||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
National Instruments recommends you use the following browsers and screen resolution to access the InsightCM web application:
Complete the following steps to install the NI InsightCM Server software:
|Note Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code USBGuideSpec for the USB flash drive user guide and specifications.|
Complete the following steps to configure the device transceiver settings so that the device can reliably communicate with NI InsightCM Server:
|Note Do not use the default localhost value as the hostname for the server. Select the address that best suits your use case based on the criteria listed previously.|
|Note After you save the new server settings, reset the device connection to get the device to send the updated connection information files to the server.|
Complete the following steps if you want to switch to metric units:
For information about how to upgrade your NI InsightCM software from 2.0 to 3.0, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code InsightCMUpgrade.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI InsightCM.
Refer to Getting Started with NI Condition Monitoring Devices and NI InsightCM Server, available on the NI InsightCM Server installation USB drive as gettingStarted_InsightCMServer.pdf, for instructions for completing the setup tasks required to connect NI Condition Monitoring Devices to NI InsightCM Server and start acquiring and viewing data.
Refer to the NI InsightCM Server Configuration and Monitoring Help, accessible by clicking Help in the top-right corner of the NI InsightCM web application, for information about NI InsightCM Server and NI Condition Monitoring Devices.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
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