Device Information Screen - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 16.0

Controller Tool Help

Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Controller Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011147
Version
16.0
Revision date
2023-10-02
Language
English
Table 1. Device Information Screen (Configuration Mode)

Field

Description

Object

Name

Indicates the name of the controller.

Description

Provides a basic description of the controller.

Object Identifier

Indicates the BACnet object ID of the controller.

If necessary, you can change this ID in the Define Hardware screen. If you are using a BACnet controller, then this ID must be unique. Also, if you are using peer-to-peer functionality, then this number must be unique.

Time

Default Time Zone

Specifies the time zone of the device. The default time zone is Central Time Zone. Update the time zone as appropriate.

This field is important only for stand-alone Advanced Application Controllers.

JCI Exception Schedule

Select Auto Delete 31 days to prompt the system to delete the exception schedule 31 days after the schedule passes.

Select Auto Delete 7 days to prompt the system to delete the exception schedule 7 days after the schedule passes.

Status

Startup OFF State Auto Release Time

Indicates the amount of time a BO is held in the OFF state at the priority set by the Startup OFF State Command Priority setting at field controller startup. This instance only applies to BO objects that have their Startup OFF State Enable parameter set to TRUE.

The default value is 0. A value of 0 disables this parameter. The range is 0 to 3600 seconds.

Startup OFF State Command Priority

Indicates the priority at which a BO is held in the OFF state for the Startup OFF State Auto Release Time at field controller startup. YThis instance only applies to BO objects that have their Startup OFF State Enable parameter set to TRUE.

The default value is 9. Priority 6 is not a valid selection. The range is 1 to 16.

BACnet

BACnet Communications Password

Specifies the password used by third-party BACnet configuration tools to reinstall the BACnet device. Not used by Metasys controllers.

BACnet Encoding Type

Indicates the binary encoding of character strings. The types include: ISO, ANSI X3.4 (US - ASCII), and Microsoft DBCS Code (Japanese Shift JIS). We recommend that you use ISO for BACnet devices.

COV Min Send Time

Indicates the minimum time frame for all points on the controller to update to their associated supervisory system. Only points with their use min cov send time attribute set to True use this setting. The default time is 15 seconds.

Location

Indicates the location of the BACnet device (for example, Third Floor Equipment Room).

Restart Notification Recipient

Indicates a list of BACnet destinations being notified when the device restarts. Metasys software does not use this feature. By default, the Advanced Application Controller notifies all devices on its field bus or local network.

Supervisor MAC Address

MAC address of the supervisory device on which the object exists.

Communication

IP Address

IP Address for the device.

IP Mask

Subnet mask used for the IP address.

IP Router Address

IP address of the router for the device.

DHCP Enabled

Displays whether DHCP is enabled or not for devices.

When the DHCP is disabled, the IP fields above are editable.

BACnet IP Port

Specifies the UDP port number used to communicate with other BACnet devices over the IP network. This value allows multiple BACnet networks on a single IP network and prevents communication between the multiple BACnet networks.

Domain Name

Domain name for the device.

Controller Number zsk1558005110821.html#zsk1558005110821__fn_only_for_compatible_devices

Combined value of the rotary switches or DIP switches on the device.

Computer Name

Network hostname of the device.

Obtain DNS address automatically

Indicates whether the device is set to automatically obtain the DNS address (True), or not (False).

DNS server IP addresses

IP addresses for the DNS servers.

Table 2. Device Information Screen (Commissioning Mode)

Field

Description

Object

Name

Indicates the name of the controller.

Description

Provides a basic description of the controller.

Identifier

Indicates the BACnet object ID for the controller.

If necessary, you can change this ID in the Define Hardware screen. If you are using a BACnet controller, then this ID must be unique. Also, if you are using peer-to-peer functionality, then this number must be unique.

Time

Default Time Zone

Specifies the time zone of the device. The default time zone is Central Time Zone. Update the time zone as appropriate.

This field is important only for stand-alone Advanced Application Controllers.

Local Time

Indicates the time on the device. The local time is created originally from the computer used to transfer to the device. If the device is added to a supervisory system, the time is then synced by that supervisory device.

Local Date

Indicates the date on the device. The local date is created originally from the computer used to transfer to the device. If the device is added to a supervisory system, the date is then synced by that supervisory device.

UTC Offset

Indicates the number of minutes offset between local standard time and UTC. The Time Zones to the west of the zero degree meridian are positive and those to the east are negative. Subtract the value of the UTC Offset from the UTC received in the UTC Time Synchronization service requests to calculate the correct local standard time.

DST Status

Indicates whether daylight saving time is in effect (True) or not (False) at the device’s location.

Last BACnet Time Sync Received

Indicates the last synchronized time of the BACnet device.

JCI Exception Schedule

Select Auto Delete 31 days to prompt the system to delete the exception schedule 31 days after the schedule passes.

Select Auto Delete 7 days to prompt the system to delete the exception schedule 7 days after the schedule passes.

Status

Startup OFF State Auto Release Time

Indicates the amount of time a BO is held in the OFF state at the priority set by the Startup OFF State Command Priority at field controller startup. This instance only applies to BO objects that have their Startup OFF State Enable parameter set to TRUE.

The default value is 0. A value of 0 disables this parameter. The range is 0 to 3600 seconds.

Startup OFF State Command Priority

Indicates the priority at which a BO is held in the OFF state for the Startup OFF State Auto Release Time at field controller startup. This instance only applies to BO objects that have their Startup OFF State Enable parameter set to TRUE.

The default value is 9. Priority 6 in not a valid selection. The range is 1 to 16.

CPU Usage

Specifies a running average of CPU usage over the last 50 minutes. The value is updated every 30 seconds.

JCI System Status

Reflects the current status of the system.

Object Memory Usage

Specifies the percent of the object database that is currently in use. Each object created consumes memory within the object database.

Supervisory Device Online

Indicates if the MS/TP controller is online.

Communication

SA Bus Performance

Indicates the general performance of the field bus: Low, Medium, or High.

See SA Bus Diagnostics for details.

Note:

If you have a low performing trunk, do not use trunk utilities for main and Boot Code upgrades due to the risk of transfer failure.

SA Bus Average Token Loop Time

Indicates average amount of time in milliseconds it takes for the token to be passed to every device on a field bus, implemented by a rolling average of 80% of the old value plus 20% of the new value. Token loop times indicate bus performance. For example:

  • Greater than 2,000 ms: Low performance
  • 1,000 to 2,000 ms: Medium performance
  • Less than 1,000 ms: High performance

See SA Bus Diagnostics for details.

SA Bus COV Rcv Per Minute

Indicates number of COV messages the SA bus trunk received from other devices per minute. Each COV message represents one object reporting a value change. This value is derived per trunk based on the COV Receive (Rcv) rate value. COV Receive rates indicate bus performance. For example:

  • Greater than 600 messages/min: Low performance
  • 300 to 600 messages/min: Medium performance
  • Less than 300 messages/min: High performance

See SA Bus Diagnostics for details.

SA Bus Writes Per Minute

Indicates average number of writes sent on the SA bus. This parameter is relative to the field controller sending writes to SA bus devices.
BACnet

APDU Retries

Indicates the maximum number of times the device can retransmit a data frame. If the device does not perform retries, it has a value of 0. If this value is greater than 0, a non-zero value appears in the APDU Timeout attribute. We do not recommend changing this attribute value from the default value without a strong reason.

APDU Segment Timeout

Indicates the amount of time in milliseconds between retransmissions of a data frame segment requiring acknowledgment for which no acknowledgment has been received. This value is not 0 if the device supports segmentation of transmitted data frames. We do not recommend changing this attribute value from the default value without a strong reason.

APDU Timeout

Indicates the amount of time in milliseconds between retransmissions of a complete data frame requiring acknowledgment for which no acknowledgment has been received. This attribute applies to smaller data messages where the entire message fits within a single frame on the MS/TP bus. We do not recommend changing this attribute value from the default value without a strong reason.

Appl SW Version

Identifies the version of the application software installed in the device. The content of this string is locally defined (date-and-time stamp, a programmer’s name, a host file version number, and so on).

Asset Versions

Indicates BACnet assets and version numbers.

Backup Fail Timeout

Indicates the number of seconds that the device being backed up or restored waits before unilaterally ending the backup or restore procedure. This attribute is writable. The device performing the backup, or the operator, configures this with an appropriate timeout.

BACnet Communications Password

Specifies the password used by third-party BACnet configuration tools to reinstall the BACnet device. Not used by Metasys controllers.

BACnet Encoding Type

Indicates the binary encoding of character strings. The types include: ISO, ANSI X3.4 (US - ASCII), and Microsoft DBCS Code (Japanese Shift JIS). As a best practice, use ISO for BACnet devices.

Configuration Files

Identifies the files within the device that determine what device image can be backed up. The contents of this attribute are only required to be valid during the backup procedure. If the device supports the BACnet backup and restore procedure, this attribute is supported.

COV Min Send Time

Indicates the minimum time frame for all points on the controller to update to their associated supervisory system. Only points with their use min cov send time attribute set to True use this setting. The default time is 15 seconds.

Database Revision

Specifies a logical revision number for the device’s database. Database Revision is incremented when an object is created or deleted, an object name changes, or a restore is performed.

Firmware Version

Contains a number assigned by the vendor to represent the level of firmware installed in the device.

Last Restart Reason

Indicates the reasons for the last device restart.

Last Restore Time

Specifies when the device’s image was last restored. If the device supports the BACnet backup and restore procedures, this attribute is supported.

Location

Indicates the location of the BACnet device (for example, Third Floor Equipment Room).

Max APDU Length

Specifies the maximum number of octets contained in a single, indivisible application layer protocol unit. Underlying data link technology constrains the value of this attribute.

Max Info Frames

Specifies the maximum number of information frames the node may send before it passes the token. This attribute is present if the device is a node on an MS/TP network. If Max Info Frames is not writable or otherwise user configurable, its value is one.

Max Master

Specifies the highest possible address for master nodes and is less than or equal to 127. This attribute is present if the device is a master node on an MS/TP network. If Max Master is not writable with BACnet services, its value is 127.

Max Segments Accpt

Indicates the maximum number of segments of an APDU accepted by the device.

Model Name

Contains a name assigned by the vendor to represent the model of the device.

Pcode

Contains a name assigned by the vendor to represent the product code of the device.

Object List

Indicates the objects for the devices.

Protocol Revision

Indicates the minor revision level of the BACnet standard. This starts at 1 and increases for each subsequent release. If the Protocol Version attribute changes, this number reverts to zero. This attribute is required for all devices with BACnet Protocol Version 1, Protocol Revision 1 and above. If this attribute is not present, the device is Protocol Version 1, Protocol Revision 0.

Protocol Ser Support

Indicates which standardized protocol services the device’s protocol implementation supports. This attribute reflects the minimum set of services, but implementation often supports additional standardized services.

Protocol Version

Represents the BACnet protocol the device supports. Initial releases are Version 1; subsequent releases increase the number by one.

Restart Notification Recipients

Indicates a list of BACnet destinations being notified when the device restarts. Metasys software does not use this feature. By default, the Advanced Application Controller notifies all devices on its field bus or local network.

Supervisor MAC Address

MAC address of the supervisory device on which the object exists.

System Status

Reflects the current physical and logical state of the device.

Time of Device Restart

Indicates the time at which the device was restarted.

Vendor ID

Distinguishes proprietary extensions to the protocol using a unique vendor identification code assigned by ASHRAE. The Johnson Controls Vendor ID is 5.

Vendor Name

Identifies the manufacturer of the device.

1 Appears only for compatible devices.