10-22-2012 12:59 PM
Is it possible (i.e... safe) to clone a controller? In this case it's a NI PXIe-8133.
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10-22-2012 01:24 PM
Yes it is possible and I have in fact done so but. 1 word of caution. Licenses! make sure you fix any software licenses.
10-22-2012 04:05 PM
To add on to the previous comment, yes it is possible to clone a Hypervisor controller. We have some guidelines published on the topic in the following white paper: Best Practice for Backing Up, Restoring, and Replicating NI Real-Time Hypervisor Systems. Please do note the comment on licensing as well -- for a typical Windows Hypervisor controller, this typically means having at least the following licenses for the clone: Windows OS license, LabVIEW Real-Time Deployment License, and an NI Real-Time Hypervisor Deployment License.
10-23-2012 06:36 AM
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10-23-2012 08:42 AM
As I read the tutorial for backing up the system it made sense about the license.
Let me restate (clarify) the issue:
I want to clone the controller so that I can restore the same system back to the same controller in the event of a problem. It was not intended to build extra systems on other controllers.
Thanks for the help
10-23-2012 09:55 AM
If the purpose is to create a backup so that you can restore back to the same controller, you don't need to worry about the licensing as you should already have it all in place. You'll need to watch out for documenting licensing if you are going to be replicating systems.