I Can't Create a VISA Resource on my cRIO in NI MAX

Updated Feb 1, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • cRIO-9035
  • cRIO-9067

Driver

  • NI-VISA 15.0
  • NI-VISA 17.0

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

I'm trying to create a VISA or TCP/IP resource on my cRIO in NI MAX and I get this error:
  • MAX is unable to create a VISA resource on this system. Either VISA is not installed on this system or NI-VISA does not support creating new resources on this type of system

Solution

You can work around the issue by creating the VISA session through LabVIEW instead of MAX:
  • Follow the typical format for making a VISA sesssion
  • Hardcode the raw socket information into the VISA resource name
    • It should be something of the form (with carrots removed): tcpip0::<IP address>::inst0:INSTR 

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