How to Add Offline Feeds on SystemLink Server

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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Software

  • SystemLink Server

Issue Details

As NI Linux Real-​Time Offline Installation Support has been released officially. Is it possible to add these offline feeds in SystemLink Server for offline and batch installation on multiple clients?

Solution

Yes, you can replicate the feeds from ni.com or host server. Please follow the following steps:
1. You must install the NI Linux Real-​Time Offline Installation Support on the host machine for total offline operation.
2. Log in the SystemLink Server, step into Package Repository, click Replicate->Replicate from Feed URL then open the window below.
 

3. You can find the URL in System Manager->Managed Systems-> One connected client->Software
 

 
4. Click Feeds on the left, you will see the availble feeds and their URLs, there are two different kind of URLs.

 
  • Online feeds
These URLs are prefixed with http://download.ni.com, if you use these URLs, your server must connect to the network.
  • Offline feeds
You need to open the MAX windows on host machine. The detailed operations are mentioned in Offline installation for Linux Real-Time devicesPlease follow the article, complete the step 5 and keep the software list windows open. Then you can see the offline feed URLs from the host machine in SystemLink Server. 
5. Completed the windows in Replicate from Feed URL bases on the infomation above. Please choose NI Linux Real-Time in Plaform Type, and you may need to check the Overwrite the exsiting packages in Advanced section for duplicated packages exsiting.
 
 
Then all the packages related to the feed will be automatically downloaded.
 
6. You must replicate all the avaliable feeds under the type you choose (online or offline). After doing that, click in Feeds->Add->Add from Package Repository,and remove all the exsiting feeds and replace with all your feeds build previously.
 
 

 
7. Now you just need to replace the orignial feeds with your own repository on different clients. Then you can finish the offline installation.