I'm going to work with a virtual machine (windows xp) and I need to use a DMM NI USB-4065.
When I connect the USB-4065 to the PC, the virtual windows xp recognize the new HW and also MAX display the new device on the DAQmx list.
It appears ok but if i try to use the USB-4065 (opening the soft frontpanel or in a LabView VI), the device doesn't work.
If I use the soft frontpanel, when i click one botton, the panel seems work but doesn't measure anything; if I try to restart the softpanel, it doesn't work and "freeze" the panel's display.
If I use LabView, the VI return an error about maximum time of the mesurement.
I try to use the device on the real machine (not with VMware) and the USB-4065 works, whith soft panel and whith VI.
I upgrade the DMM's driver on the virtual machine, bat the device doesn't work again.
... I haven't others idea, someone can help me with this trouble?
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- which kind of error do you receive (error code)?
- which version of windows xp service pack do you use?
Thanks for your reply.
I use VMware; the virtual machine is windows xp 32 bit SP3.
I repeat the trouble with Soft front panel and with LabView2009, and I attach relative images.
The only news is that I see the DMM works only the first time I read; if i try to change measure (whit Soft front panel) or if I re-run the VI in LabView, the DMM stopp to work.
Thankyou, by Sem.
NI-DMM is not supported in virtualized environments. There's a lot of hardware abstraction that virtual machines can't handle. If you're using an Intel Mac, Boot Camp is the only supported method (since it's not virtualized).
this isn't a good news for my project but tankyou for information.
See you, by Sem.
I have installed NI-DAQmx and NI DMM 14.0 drivers.
Windows 7 (64bit) recognizes the unit in device manager but Meausrement & Automation explorer does not.
What can I do?
Tomaz, you need to give more information.
Are you using VMWare?
On what platform?
On what hardware?
two years ago, I had to sobstitute the NI DMM with another commercial DMM (I usec TekTronix), because of NI DMM can't be virtualized; last summer, I test the NI VirtualBench and now I'm thinking to replace my commercial instrument whith this.
VB is smart, small, easy to use, cheap and virtualized... I think that VB is one of the best USB HW Test invented until now, and the performance are sufficient for the most of standard measures. I suggest to use VB.
Hi, thank you for the answer.
I have reinstalled the NI DMM 14 drivers. Now I can see something in the automation Explorer, but cannot start test panel software.
Please see picture for details.