Configuring ADS/ADX repositories - Metasys - LIT-1201645 - MS-ADSxxx-x - MS-ADXxxx-x - Server - ADS Server - ADX Server - 13.0

ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
ADS Server
ADX Server
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201645
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-12
Product status
Active
Language
English
Important: The ADS Repository attribute in the engine and the ADS Repositories attribute in the server determine where the device sends historical information. The Default ADS Repository attribute in the Site object defines where historical data is stored. By default, these repository attributes are blank. Be sure to enter the address or name of your repository device (typically the Site Director) in these attributes to ensure that you do not lose historical data. For the Site Director itself, leave the ADS Repositories attribute blank if the Site Director also serves as the repository. The Site object's Default ADS Repository attribute defines the location of the ADS repository for all devices on the site that do not have the ADS Repository or ADS Repositories attribute defined on their own. The ADS Repository attribute, once defined on a network engine, supersedes the Default ADS Repositories attribute of the site for that engine.

Use one of the following configuration options:

  • The ADS/ADX is the Site Director and the ADS repository.

  • The ADX is split configuration that supports the web or application server computer is the site director, and the database server computer is the repository.

Note: Even though the database server computer hosts the Repository, each network engine is configured to have its repository entry directed to the ADX web/application server computer. The ADX web/application server accepts the data from the network engine and then writes the data to the repository on the database server computer. A network engine and the database server computer never communicate directly.
  1. Open the ADS object or device you plan to modify.
  2. Set the object or device according to Table 1.
Note: Each ADS/ADX that is configured as a repository has the capability to forward the historical data (trend samples and alarm/event messages) received from a network engine to other ADS/ADX repositories as defined in the Repository Storage (list) in its device object. The ADS/ADX does not forward Audit Trails.
Table 1. Configuring ADS Repositories

Condition

Device or Object

In This Field

Enter This Value

If the ADS/ADX is Both the Site Director and the ADS Repository

On the ADS/ADX (Site director)

ADS Repositories

Not used. leave blank

On a network engine

Local Site Director

The computer name/IP Address of the Site director ADS/ADX

ADS Repository

On any other ADS

ADS Repositories

If the ADX is Split and the Web/Application Server Computer is the Site Director and the Database Server Computer is the Repository

On the ADS/ADX (Site director)

ADS Repositories

Not used. leave blank

On a network engine

Local Site Director

The computer name/IP Address of the Web/Application server computer

ADS Repository

On any other ADS

ADS Repositories

Note: The Default ADS Repository attribute of the Site object defines the location of the ADS repository for all devices on the site that do not have the ADS Repository attribute defined on their own. The ADS Repository attribute, once defined on an engine, supersedes the Default ADS Repository attribute of the site for that engine.