How to Set a PXI Controller to Start Automatically When Powered

Updated Jun 3, 2024



  • PXI Chassis
  • PXI Controller

How can I set a PXI controller to start up automatically when power is applied?

Before proceeding to apply these changes, please review if your controller supports the Restore After Power Loss. This information can be checked on the controller manual, to access it, please review the NI Product Documentation Center.

1. Press the Power button on the PXI chassis, then press Del on the keyboard repeatedly to enter the BIOS.

2. Switch tabs to Advance and select Power/Wake Configuration as shown below.

3. Select Restore After Power Loss and select Turn On as shown below.


4. Select PXIe Backplane WAKE# and select Enabled as shown below.
  1. Press F10 on the keyboard and select Yes to save the configuration and restart the controller as shown below.

Additional Information

With this configuration, the PXI chassis and controller will automatically power on when power is supplied.  This includes when power is lost and is restored.