Configuring the NI Real-Time Hypervisor

NI Real-Time Hypervisor 3.0 Help

Edition Date: January 2013

Part Number: 372833D-01

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Complete the following steps to configure the NI Real-Time Hypervisor:

Note  Refer to the Troubleshooting NI Real-Time Hypervisor Configuration topic if you encounter problems while configuring the NI Real-Time Hypervisor.
  1. (Optional) Complete the following steps if you need to add or remove hardware devices:
    1. Power off the PXI chassis or industrial controller.
    2. Remove all hardware devices that you do not plan to use.
    3. Connect all hardware devices that you plan to use.
    4. Power on the PXI chassis or industrial controller and select Windows from the boot menu to boot into Windows.
    5. Uninstall drivers for all hardware devices you do not plan to use.
    6. Install the necessary drivers for all hardware devices you plan to use.
  2. Power on or restart the PXI chassis or industrial controller and select Windows from the boot menu to boot into Windows.
  3. Use NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to identify and name the PXI controller and chassis you plan to use:
    1. Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Measurement & Automation to launch MAX.
    2. Expand the My System tree in the Configuration pane.
    3. Expand the Devices and Interfaces tree.
    4. Right-click your controller and select its controller family in the Identify As menu.
    5. Expand the tree next to your controller.
    6. Right-click your PXI chassis and select its model in the Identify As menu.
  4. Restart the controller and select Windows from the boot menu to boot into Windows.
  5. Use the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager to assign each device in your system to a single OS:
    1. Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Real-Time Hypervisor»NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager to launch the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager.
    2. Partition the hardware devices in the system using either the Basic tab or the Advanced tab of the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager:
      • Use the Basic tab to partition the devices in the system by selecting an OS for each device.
      • Use the Advanced tab to partition the devices in the system by selecting an OS and a chassis slot position for each device. You can use this option if you need to manually resolve PCI interrupt request line (PIRQ) conflicts.
    3. Click the Apply button to apply the partitioning configuration. The NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager generates a set of instructions.
    4. Follow the instructions generated by the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager to ensure that each hardware device is connected to the correct card slot.
  6. Power on or restart the system.
  7. Select NI Real-Time Hypervisor from the NI Real-Time Hypervisor boot menu to boot into Hypervisor mode.
  8. Use MAX to configure the RT target. If you are unable to identify the RT target in the MAX Remote Systems tree, you can use the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Virtual Console to determine the RT target IP address. Refer to the MAX Remote Systems Help for information about configuring an RT target.
    Note  If you plan to use both a physical Ethernet connection and the virtual Ethernet connection on the RT target, use the Advanced Ethernet Settings dialog box in MAX to configure which Ethernet connection to use as the primary device. Refer to the MAX Remote Systems Help for information about using the Advanced Ethernet Settings dialog box.
  9. (Optional) Install additional software components on the RT target. For most NI Real-Time Hypervisor systems, NI Factory Installation Services (FIS) installs LabVIEW Real-Time on the RT target. If you need to use additional RT target software, use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in MAX to install the additional software components. Refer to the MAX Remote Systems Help for information about using the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard.
  10. If you encounter problems while configuring the NI Real-Time Hypervisor, refer to the Troubleshooting the NI Real-Time Hypervisor topic.

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