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How Do I Purchase, Activate, or Transfer Remote Panel Licenses for My LabVIEW Real-Time Target?
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I am running a LabVIEW Real-Time (RT) application and I want to be able to view and control my executable from more than one browser instance at a time. Do I need a license for the remote front panel connections? How do I purchase, activate, and transfer the license file to my Real-Time target?
Remote panels hosted by LabVIEW 2011 or later do not require a license. By default, there are unlimited connections available for any Real-Time target.
A license is required to enable multiple remote panel connections to Real-Time targets for LabVIEW versions prior to 2011. The LabVIEW Remote Panel Server license files used on Windows operating systems will NOT
work on Real-Time operating systems. You must activate Remote Panel licenses specifically for the Real-Time operating system. Purchasing:
When ordering Real-Time Remote Panel Server licenses for versions prior to LabVIEW 2011, use part number 781841-3599. This will provide unlimited connections to the target.
Once you purchase the additional licenses, you will be given a serial number that is then used to activate the licenses at www.ni.com/activate.
For Windows LabVIEW Remote Front Panels:
To activate LabVIEW Remote Panel Connections for Windows, use the NI License Manager to activate this product normally.
For Real-Time LabVIEW Remote Front Panels:
To activate LabVIEW Remote Front Panels for Real-Time OS, please contact NI Technical Support.
Related Links: KnowledgeBase 2GD9NCZ8: Configuring Remote Front Panels on a Real-Time TargetKnowledgeBase 2PM9CMEW: How Do I Transfer Files with FTP?
The final step necessary to enable multiple remote panel connections to your LabVIEW RT application is to install the license file on your RT embedded controller.
The transfer utility renames the file to
LV_RPC.lic and places it in the c:/ni-rt/system/shared/licenses/ folder of the Real-Time controller. If you are doing this manually be sure to use binary mode with the FTP client for this transfer. See KnowledgeBase 2PM9CMEW: How Do I Transfer Files with FTP? for help on binary mode. Once the file has been transferred be sure to reboot your Real-Time controller.
For more information on how to view LabVIEW Real-Time remote front panels from the web, please refer to KnowledgeBase 2GD9NCZ8: Configuring Remote Front Panels on a Real-Time Target.