VXI Resources Have Blue Question Marks in MAX

Updated Jun 17, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • VXI (Legacy)
  • VXI-MXI
  • VXI-MXI-2

Driver

  • NI-VXI
  • NI-VISA

Issue Details

My VXI system is detected properly in MAX, but I have duplicate entries for my VXI resources with a question mark in a blue circle, under an entry titled VXI0::0::BACKPLANE, as seen below. Why is this happening, and is this a problem?

Solution

These entries in MAX are caused by NI-VISA, and they do not cause any functional problems. The NI-VISA software is capable of detecting the VXI resources, but cannot fully enumerate them like NI VXI can, so the entries have this question mark and aren't functional. 

Additional Information

Hardware resources detected by NI-VISA but not fully enumerated will all have this same appearance, so it's possible for 3rd party hardware or devices unrelated to VXI to have similar entries in MAX.

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