I do not need to setup the MXI-2 extender boards. They will be
pre-configured before installation. They will be hardwired with any needed
mods for our system.
The controller on the other hand, will need some adjusting depending on
which chassis environment the controller is placed. On the dual system, the
870 bus timeout will be disabled. For the single chassis, the 870 bus
timeout can remain the default.
We are creating an image CD of the OS for installation purposes. This will
have the OS environment suited for our customer, with all necessary drivers
and software loaded. We are hoping to have one installation disc for the
What I am looking for is a way to configure the 870 AT INSTALLATION TIME
with the proper bus timeout for the chassis system. This needs to be an
AUTOMATED process. With the hardware config info saved to a file, is there
a "batch mode" to write it back out to the controller without going back
through the user interface of the T&M Explorer?
Can the bus timeout be changed from a user program? This would allow a
post-install program to run and change the system as needed.
thanks for the help,
Southwest Research Institute
"Trey Hamilton" wrote in message
> When you load NI-VXI on the system, the 870 will have a default
> timeout assigned to it, so you shouldn't run into a problem of waiting
> The MXI-2 cannot be accessed until resman is run, so there really is
> no way to set the timeouts permanently with a config file. What you
> can do, however, is save all of your hardware configurations to a file
> (this is an option inside of the Hardware Configuration of each
> module) and load each one after resman has been run.
> I hope that one of these options is a viable one for you. Please let
> us know if there is anything else that we can do for you.
> Trey Hamilton
> Applications Engineer
> National Instruments