Identifying the PXI System
Your PXI system starts in a nonconfigured state. When you expand Devices & Interfaces in MAX for the first time, you should see your PXI system represented as PXI System (Unidentified), except on a PXI Express system, where it should be auto-identified.
To identify your PXI system controller, right-click PXI System and choose the appropriate PXI controller model from the device list in the Identify As» menu. If your PXI System uses a remote controller (that is, the PXI system controller is a PC), select External PC. If the controller model is not listed, select Other... and browse for the controller.ini file that contains the appropriate information for your PXI controller.
|Note If you do not have PXI in your system, your PXI system will be empty, and you can identify your PXI system controller as an external PC. Right-click PXI System and choose External PC. If you extend your computer later with a PXI chassis via a PCI-to-PCI bridging solution such as a National Instruments MXI-4 bridge, you can configure your PXI system and devices then.|