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

LonWorks Network Integration with Network Engines and LCS Technical Bulletin

Product name
LonWorks Integration
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201668
Version
12.0
Revision date
2022-08-30
Product status
Active

About this task

The Loytec Configuration Server is embedded in the Loytec L-IP router and can be enabled or disabled. Only one router may have the configuration server enabled.

Procedure

  1. Open the Windows Internet Explorer web browser.
  2. Enter your assigned IP address in the URL. The Loytec Device Info screen appears.
  3. Select Config from the vertical menu on the left.
  4. Log in with the administrator password to access the Loytec Config Server. If you are using firmware prior to Release 4.0, the default administrator password is admin. If you are using firmware at Release 4.0 or later, the default administrator password is loytec4u.
  5. Select IP from the vertical menu on the left. The Config IP screen appears.
    Figure 1. Config IP

  6. Configure the settings shown in Figure 1. See Table 1 for the options to select. Some settings vary on a per-site basis and must be modified accordingly. The IP settings are unique to your computer.
    Table 1. Config IP Settings

    Field

    Selection or Entry

    DHCP/BOOTP

    Disabled

    IP Address

    Modify accordingly.

    IP Netmask

    Modify accordingly.

    IP Gateway

    Modify accordingly.

    Hostname

    Modify accordingly.

    Domainname

    Modify accordingly.

    DNS Server 1

    Modify accordingly.

    DNS Server 2

    Modify accordingly.

    DNS Server 3

    Leave empty.

    NAT Address

    Leave empty.

    MAC Address

    Select Use Factory Default check box.

    Link Speed & Duplex

    Auto Detect

    Multicast Address

    Leave empty.

    Connection Keep Alive

    Disable

  7. Click Save Settings.
  8. Click EIA-852 Device in the menu on the left. The Config EIA-852 Device screen appears (Figure 2).
    Figure 2. Config EIA-852 Device

  9. Configure the settings shown in Figure 2. See Table 2 for the options to select. Some settings vary on a per-site basis and must be modified accordingly. The Config server address and Config server port settings are unique and cannot be used by any of the devices defined in the members list. The Config client port setting must match all devices defined in the members list.
    Note: An encryption warning message may appear when you are configuring the settings. You can ignore this message. This behavior is typical for LonWorks protocol. Most sites do not require encryption.
    Table 2. Config EIA-852 Device Settings

    Field

    Selection or Entry

    Config server address

    Modify accordingly.

    Config server port

    Default is 1629. Modify accordingly.

    Config client port

    Default is 1628. Modify accordingly.

    Device name

    Modify accordingly.

    Escrow timeout [ms]

    Modify accordingly.

    Aggregation timeout [ms]

    8 (Must match the Aggregation setting in the Easylon IP Interface.)

    MD5 authentication

    Default is off. Enable for authentication.

    MD5 secret

    Leave empty unless MD5 authentication is on.

    Location string

    Modify accordingly.

  10. Click Save Settings.
  11. Click EIA-852 Server in the menu on the left. The Config EIA-852 Server screen appears (Figure 3).
    Figure 3. Config EIA-852 Server

  12. Configure the settings shown in Figure 3. See Table 3 for the options to select. Some settings vary on a per-site basis and must be modified accordingly. The server is enabled on only one device. All others are disabled.
    Table 3. Config EIA-852 Server Settings

    Field

    Selection or Entry

    Config server status

    enabled

    Config server port

    Default is 1629. Modify accordingly.

    Channel name

    Modify accordingly.

    Pri.SNTP server

    Leave empty.

    Sec.SNTP server

    Leave empty.

    Channel timeout [ms]

    Leave empty.

    Auto members

    off

    Roaming members

    off

    MD5 authentication

    Default is off. Enable for authentication.

    MD5 secret

    Leave empty unless MD5 authentication is on.

  13. Click Save Settings.
  14. Click EIA-852 Ch. List in the menu on the left. The Config Channel List screen appears (Figure 4).
    Note: This screen is only available on the device that is enabled to be the configuration server.
    Figure 4. Config Channel List

  15. Click Add Device.
  16. Enter the device name, IP address, and port in the open fields.
  17. Click Save.
  18. Repeat Steps 15 through 17 for each device. Each device name in the list updates after the IP address and port are entered and saved. A successfully configured system has a green check mark in the Stat column.
  19. See Table 4 to determine the status of your devices. Systems that do not have a green check mark do not function correctly. If necessary, see Troubleshooting communication between the configuration server and devices.
    Table 4. Device Status on Loytec Config Server

    Icon

    Status

    Description

    Unregistered

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device is not registered with the IP-852 channel.

    Not Contacted

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device has not been contacted since the configuration server has started.

    Registered

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device is successfully registered with the IP-852 channel and is fully functional.

    Not Responding

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device is registered, but it is not responding at the moment.

    No Extended NAT

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device does not support the extended NAT mode. This device is disabled.

    Disabled

    The ANSI/CTA-852 device is disabled, or rejected, on the channel.

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