RT Watchdog VIs

LabVIEW 2017 Real-Time Module Help

Edition Date: March 2017

Part Number: 370622R-01

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Owning Palette: Real-Time VIs

Requires: Real-Time Module. This topic might not match its corresponding palette in LabVIEW depending on your operating system, licensed product(s), and target.

Use the RT Watchdog VIs to detect and respond to failure conditions on networked RT Series devices.


The VIs on this palette can return general LabVIEW error codes or specific Watchdog error codes.

Palette ObjectDescription
Watchdog ClearResets the watchdog hardware and associated attributes and actions to the default power-on state and closes the watchdog object.
Watchdog ConfigureConfigures a new watchdog object with a timeout and expiration actions.
Watchdog WhackResets the watchdog counter to the value you specify using either the Watchdog Configure VI or the Watchdog Set Attribute VI.

Advanced Watchdog VIsUse the Advanced Watchdog VIs to implement advanced low-level watchdog tasks.


Refer to the Watchdog - RT Engine.lvproj in the labview\examples\Real-Time Module\NI Watchdog directory for an example of using the RT Watchdog VIs.


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