Can I Shutdown NI Pharlap Real-Time Controller via Software?

Updated May 14, 2019

Reported In


  • PXI Controller


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Operating System

  • PharLap

Issue Details

I heard that NI Linux Real-Time devices can be shutdown by using software commands. Can I do the same for NI Pharlap Real-Time devices?


Unfortunately, there is no command to turn off the power of controller for Pharlap Real-Time OS. 

Additional Information

Since sudden lost of power supply can cause damage to the hard disk, it is highly recommended to use Reliance file system format instead of FAT. If the file system is Reliance, there is no risk of damage to the controller because it is used in the embedded system to save data even if a power loss occurs.

Please refer to the link below on how to change the file system format on Real-Time PXI/PXIe controller.