Configuring the Echelon configuration server - Johnson Controls - LIT-1201668 - System Integration - LonWorks Integration - 12.0

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Note: Most installations that use the Echelon Config Server also use an LNS network management tool on the same computer.


  1. Go to Start > All Programs > Echelon IP-852 Configuration Server > IP-852 Configuration Server. The Echelon LonWorks/IP Configuration Server window opens.
  2. Select Channel > New Channel to create a new channel named Configuration Server.
    Note: You can rename the channel by clicking the channel, then selecting Channel > Rename Channel in the menu.
  3. Right-click Configuration Server and select Channel Properties. Ensure the channel properties match those in Figure 2. The Configuration Server port is unique and is not used by any of the devices in the list. The default port is 1629.
  4. Select Channel > New Device.


    • You can rename the device by clicking New Device, then selecting Device > Rename Device in the menu. (All the devices in Figure 1 have been renamed.)
    • If the config server resides on the same computer as the device, all device statuses update immediately. If the config server and the device reside on different computers, the status of the added device may not update until you select Update Members.
  5. Right-click the new device and select Device Properties. Ensure the IP address is the same and that the port is not the same as that in the Configuration Server. The default port is 1628 for the device.
  6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each router that exists. The IP address and port must match what is defined in the router.
  7. Once all devices have been added, select Channel > Update Members. The configuration server establishes communication with and updates the configuration of all the devices (Figure 1). If the update is successful, the device icon turns green, indicating normal operation. Systems that are not green do not function correctly.
    Figure 1. Echelon LonWorks/IP Configuration Server

  8. See Table 1 to determine the status of your devices. If necessary, see Troubleshooting communication between the configuration server and devices.
    Table 1. Device Status on Echelon Config Server

    Status Color



    There is no communication with the device in this session.


    Normal. Communication has occurred with the device during this session.


    Communication with the device has failed after you select Update Members. Usually, this status indicates that no response is received from a device to which a request was made. Make sure that all security and IP settings are configured properly.


    Normal communication, but the Time Check has failed.


    The i.Lon® 600 router configuration is out of date, incorrect, or incomplete. This status normally indicates work in progress. When the Configuration Server updates the i.Lon 600, the icon turns green. For a large channel (more than 40 devices), this update can take several minutes. If you change a bind in LonMaker®, this can require that the routing tables in every i.Lon router be updated. In this case, you may see many icons turn orange, and then one-by-one turn green again when their routing tables have been updated.


    Device is disabled.

  9. When the configuration is complete, go to Configuring LonWorks interfaces and complete all steps in that section.