Can I Use the NI Web Based Configuration and Monitoring Tool Without Microsoft Silverlight?

Updated Oct 26, 2023

Reported In

Operating System

  • LabVIEW Real-Time (NI Linux Real-Time)

Other

Microsoft Silverlight

Issue Details

  • I am using an NI Real-Time Target with NI Linux Real Time OS. When I attempt to use the NI Web Based Configuration and Monitoring Tool, I am prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight is only supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer, which I am not allowed to use. Is there another way to access the web interface?
  • I am using a browser which does not support Microsoft Silverlight. Is there another way to access the NI Web Based Configuration and Monitoring Tool?

Solution

With Microsoft's announcement to end support of Microsoft Silverlight and Internet Explorer, NI released a new Web Based Configuration and Monitoring Tool for NI Real Time targets (e.g. cRIO, PXIe controllers), that does not use Microsoft Silverlight. The web interface is included with the  NI Linux RT System Image from version 21.0 onwards.

To use the new Web Configuration Tool, you will need to download and install the NI Linux RT System Image, version 21.0, or newer and have the NI Web-Based Configuration and Monitoring software installed on the target. Refer to the readme to check that your software and hardware are compatible with the version of system image you wish to use. 

In addition, you need to have NI Measurement & Automation Exploration (MAX) 20.5 or latest version according to NI Software and Microsoft Silverlight Support.
 

Additional Information

The updated NI Web Based Configuration and Monitoring Tool does not support functionality that is implemented  elsewhere. For example: