Monitoring and Configuring a Remote Device from a Web Browser

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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After NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring is installed on a remote device, such as an RT target, you can use a Web browser to monitor and configure the device.

(Real-Time Module) Use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to determine whether NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring is installed on an RT target and to install the software if necessary.

Note  You must install Microsoft Silverlight to use NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring. If you have not installed Microsoft Silverlight, NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring prompts you to do so.

Accessing the Configuration Page

Use one of the following methods to access NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring for a remote device:

  • In the Project Explorer window, right-click the device and select Utilities»View in Browser from the shortcut menu.
  • In a Web browser, enter the URL http://[remote device IP address] where [remote device IP address] is the actual IP address of the remote device.
  • On the local host system, click the Configure Web Application Server button on the Web Server page of the Options dialog box.
  • Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Network Browser to launch the NI Network Browser, then click the name of the remote device in the list of remote devices. If you have a firewall enabled, the firewall might display a dialog box asking whether you want to unblock the NI Network Browser. The NI Network Browser cannot function correctly unless you unblock it.
  • (NI Linux Real-Time) If you enable SSH on your controller, you can log in to a target using SSH or a serial connection. Refer to the Real-Time Module on NI Linux Real-Time Targets topic for further details.
Note Refer to the National Instruments Web site for answers to frequently asked questions about the NI Network Browser.

Logging into the Configuration Page

NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring uses a permission-based security model. By default, each remote device includes a single user with the following name and password:

  • User nameAdmin
  • Password<blank>

After you access the NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring application for a remote device, complete the following steps to log in for the first time:

  1. Click the Login button in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Enter Admin in the User name field.
  3. Leave the Password field blank.
  4. Click the OK button.

Complete the following steps to change a user's password:

Note The Password field is case-sensitive. (NI Linux Real-Time) You must change your password to a non-blank password to log in using SSH or a serial connection.
  1. Navigate to the Security Configuration page.
  2. Click the Users tab on the left side of this page.
  3. Enter and confirm the new password and click OK.
  4. Click Save to save changes.

Monitoring and Configuring the Device

After you log in, click Help on each page of NI Web-based Configuration & Monitoring for information about monitoring and configuring the device.


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