Replication and Deployment Utility
Imaging is an effective tool for managing the software deployments of real-time (RT) targets. However, building a robust application to automate application deployment and management of real-time targets with imaging APIs is not a trivial undertaking. The Replication and Deployment (RAD) reference utility provides a turn-key solution for automated RT image deployment, replication, and management. It is built using functionality provided by the System Configuration VIs.
This tool was previously known as the Real-Time Application Deployment (RTAD) utility, and archive versions can be found at Archive of the Real-Time Application Deployment (RTAD) Utility. The utility provides an easy-to-use interface for creating and deploying images from NI real-time targets. To learn more about configuration management, visit the series of articles on the topic which begin with: Overview of Best Practices for NI RIO Configuration Management.
The utility is provided both as a compiled executable running on Windows as well as in LabVIEW source code. After running the installer, a shortcut to the RAD will be added to the Start Menu.