This file contains important information about the NI InsightCM™ software, including system recommendations, network requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
NI InsightCM is a software solution for online monitoring to be used with NI monitoring hardware. In the NI InsightCM web application, you can configure and manage NI monitoring devices, set alarm rules, view acquired data, determine how NI InsightCM stores data, and more. NI InsightCM supports the following optional toolkits:
The following sections describe the recommended specifications for NI InsightCM Server.
|Note National Instruments recommends using solid state drives to improve disk throughput.|
|Systems with fewer than |
10 NI Monitoring Devices
|Systems with fewer than |
50 NI Monitoring Devices
|Systems with more than|
50 NI Monitoring Devices
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Note If you use NI InsightCM Server Enterprise Gateway Toolkit add-on with OSIsoft PI System software, you must install the OSIsoft PI Asset Framework (AF) Client.
NI InsightCM Server has the following network requirements:
|82||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|482||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|5672||TCP (inbound and outbound)|
|6343||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 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.|
Complete the following steps if you want to switch to metric units:
NI InsightCM 3.3 supports OPC UA data sources as well as Modbus. To access the Data Sources dialog, navigate to the Asset Configuration page, expand the Action menu, and select Data Sources.
You can set an external OPC tag or Modbus register as the speed reference for an asset so that NI InsightCM reads the speed value from that source. To use values from a data source as the speed reference for an asset, add the asset as a child of a Rotating Equipment (Data Source) on the Asset Configuration page.
You can set alarms for every frequency of a spectrum to ensure that the energy level at each frequency is acceptable. To configure a spectral alarm for an asset, navigate to the Asset Configuration page, select the asset in the asset tree, and use the Spectral Alarms tab.
To distinguish between data that indicates a physical imperfection in equipment, such as a scratch on a shaft, and pure vibration data, NI InsightCM applies waveform compensation for slow-roll data. When the Order Waveform or Order Spectrum viewer displays a dataset, InsightCM subtracts slow-roll data from that dataset. To enable slow-roll compensation, navigate to the Data Viewer page. On the Order Waveform or Spectrum Order viewer, click Settings»Viewer Settings»Perform slow-roll compensation.
You can find repeating patterns in a signal using the Auto-Correlated Spectrum and Waveform viewers, which display the measure of how similar a signal is to itself with a time lag. To access Auto-Correlated viewers, expand the Layout menu in the top-right corner of any viewer except the Trend viewer. Select Chart Type»Vibration»Advanced.
You can create and display data event references to compare measurements from different times or different pieces of equipment. To create a data event reference, navigate to the Data Viewer page, expand the Action menu and select Data Event»Create Data Event Reference.
For information about how to upgrade your NI InsightCM software from a previous version, 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.
You can access a list of IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI InsightCM on the NI website. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of NI InsightCM. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
For instructions for completing the setup tasks required to connect NI Monitoring Devices to NI InsightCM and start acquiring and viewing data, refer to Getting Started with NI Monitoring Devices and NI InsightCM, available on the NI InsightCM installation USB drive as gettingStarted_InsightCMServer.pdf.
For information about NI InsightCM and NI Monitoring Devices, refer to the NI InsightCM Configuration and Monitoring Help, accessible by clicking Help in the top-right corner of the NI InsightCM web application.
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.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 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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