RoboRIO Webdashboard

The roboRIO web dashboard is a webpage built into the roboRIO that can be used for checking status and updating settings of the roboRIO.

Note: Google Chrome is removing support for the Silverlight plugin. You will need to use a different browser such as Internet Explorer to access the roboRIO webdashboard.

Note: The mDNS address of the roboRIO has changed for 2016. Please pay close attention to the address when accessing the roboRIO webdashboard.

Opening the WebDash

To open the myRIO web dashboard, open a web browser and enter the address of the roboRIO into the address bar (172.22.11.2 for USB, or "roboRIO-####-FRC.local where #### is your team number, with no leading zeroes, for either interface). See this document for more details about mDNS and roboRIO networking: RoboRIO Networking

Home Tab

The home tab of the web dashboard has 5 main sections:

  1. Navigation Bar - This section allows you to navigate to different sections of the web dashboard. The different pages accessible through this navigation bar are discussed below.
  2. Device listing - This section lists out the roboRIO devices. The primary use of this section is for selecting and configuring CAN devices as shown on this page: Updating and Configuring Pneumatics Control Module and Power Distribution Panel
  3. System Settings - This section contains information about the System Settings. The Hostname field should not be modified manually use the roboRIO Imaging tool to set the Hostname based on your team number. This section contains information such as the device IP, firmware version and image version.
  4. Startup Settings - This section contains Startup settings for the roboRIO. These are described in the sub-step below
  5. System Resources - This section provides a snapshot of system resources such as memory and CPU load.

Startup Settings

Startup Settings
  • Force Safe Mode - Forces the controller into Safe Mode. This can be used with troubleshooting imaging issues, but it is recommended to use the Reset button on the roboRIO to put the device into Safe Mode instead (with power already applied, hold the rest button for 5 seconds). Default is unchecked.
  • Enable Console Out - This enables the on-board RS232 port to be used as a Console output. It is recommended to leave this enabled unless you are using this port to talk to a serial device (note that this port uses RS232 levels and and should not be connected to many microcontrollers which use TTL levels). Default is checked.
  • Disable RT Startup App - Checking this box disables code from running at startup. This may be used for troubleshooting if you find the roboRIO is unresponsive to new program download. Default is unchecked
  • Disable FPGA Startup App - This box should not be checked.
  • Enable Secure Shell Server (sshd) - It is recommended to leave this box checked. This setting enables SSH which is a way to remotely access a console on the roboRIO. Unchecking this box will prevent C++ and Java teams from loading code onto the roboRIO using the Eclipse plugins.
  • LabVIEW Project Access - It is recommended to leave this box checked. This setting allows LabVIEW projects to access the roboRIO.

Remote File Browser

Remote File Browser

Using the Remote File Browser requires setting a password for the admin account, which is not recommended (it will break C++ and Java program download/execution). Use FTP instead.

Network Configuration

Network Configuration

This page shows the configuration of the roboRIO's network adapters. It is not recommended to change any settings on this page. For more information on roboRIO networking see this article: RoboRIO Networking

Software Management

Software Management

This tab shows the NI software installed on the roboRIO. It is not recommended to make any changes on this page.

Time Configuration

Time Configuration

The roboRIO has no battery backup so time configuration is lost each time the device boots. It is not recommended to make any changes on this page.

Web Services Managaement

Web Services Managaement

This section shows the Web Services running on the roboRIO. It is not recommended to make any changes on this page.

Web Server Configuration

Web Server Configuration

This page shows the configuration of the roboRIO webserver. It is not recommended to make any changes on this page.

Installed Configuration Tools

Installed Configuration Tools

This page shows the configuration tools installed and enabled on the roboRIO. It is not recommended to make any changes on this page.

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