Installing and licensing a new LonWorks software driver - Metasys - LIT-12011623 - Supervisory Device - LCS85 Controller - 11.0

LCS85 Installation and Upgrade Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
LCS85 Controller
Document type
Installation Guide
Document number
LIT-12011623
Version
11.0
Revision date
2020-10-30
Language
English

About this task

As part of the LCS85 software installation, the Gesytec LonWorks driver files are placed in a folder under the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Johnson Controls\LCS8520. The folder name is based on the installed release; for example, 11.0.0.8791. Complete these steps to install and license the LonWorks software driver.

Note: You must license the LonWorks software driver so the LCS85 is fully functional. If you are upgrading an existing driver, skip this section and go to Appendix: Upgrading the LonWorks software driver.
Note: If you are using a product DVD, contact Johnson Controls Product Sales and request a Node-Id and Key for the LCS8520 software, providing them with the MAC address you recorded in Determining the MAC address of the computer. After Johnson Controls Product Sales returns a Node-Id and Key for your LCS8520 software, insert the LCS8520 media in to the computer.

Procedure

  1. Go to the location you downloaded the software and browse to the Easylon-WDM_V7.9.2005-Jci folder. Several subfolders appear. Each subfolder contains a component of the driver that you must install.
  2. Open the EasyCheck folder, right-click Setup.exe, and select Run as Administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Accept the default installation location.
  3. Open the Wldv32 folder, right-click Setup.exe, and select Run as Administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Accept the default installation location.
  4. Open the RniLonCl.Svc folder, right-click FastInst.exe, and select Run as Administrator. The installation runs and is complete when the dialog box closes.
  5. Open the 852 Server folder, right-click Setup.exe, and click Run as Administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Accept the default install location. When the installation completes, the Easylon IP Interface Config window appears.
    Figure 1. Easylon IP Interface
  6. Use Table 1 to configure the values and options found in the Easylon IP Interface Config window. For the Node ID and Key fields, use the values you received from Johnson Controls Product Sales. Do not enter any dashes or spaces.

    Table 1. Values for configuration of Windows fields

    Field

    Description

    Action to take

    Device Name

    Name assigned to the device.

    Specify a name (for example, LCS8520).

    Config Server Address

    Unicast IP address of the CEA-852 Configuration Server.

    Specify the TCP/IP address of the designated 852 configuration server.

    Config Server Port

    Unicast IP port number of the Configuration Server. Any modification of the port number requires intimate knowledge of the CEA-852 protocol.

    Specify the port number for the configuration server. Default is 1629.

    852 Interface Address

    IP address of the CEA-852 protocol stack itself. This IP address is selected by using a combo box. If more than one Ethernet adapter is mounted to the computer, this selection is necessary.

    Select the TCP/IP address of the LCS85 server.

    852 Interface Port

    Port number for the CEA-852 data transfer. Any modification of the port number requires intimate knowledge of the CEA-852 protocol.

    Specify the port number for the 852 interface. Default is 1628.

    RNI Interface Port

    Port number for the connection with the RNI client. If you change this parameter, you must make the same change at the RNI client.

    Specify the port number for the Remote Network Interface (RNI) interface. Default is 49852.

    Multicast Address

    IP address for Multicast addressing. LON packets can be sent in parallel to multiple recipients of the CEA-852 channel. This contributes considerably to the reduction of the network load.

    Specify the Multicast address of the LCS85 server.

    Multicast Port

    IP port number for Multicast addressing.

    Specify the port number. Default is 1628.

    Enable Soft License

    Option used solely for testing.

    Do not select this option.

    Node-ID

    Neuron ID of the LCS85 server.

    Enter the Neuron ID of the LCS85 server that you received from Johnson Controls Product Sales.

    MAC-Address

    MAC address of LCS85 computer.

    Verify the MAC address listed matches the MAC address of the LCS85 server.

    Key

    License key for LCS85 software.

    Enter the license key of the LonWorks software driver that you received from Johnson Controls Product Sales.

    Debug Option

    Option for generating a debug log file.

    Select this check box if you want to keep a debug log.

    Debug Mask

    Hex value that defines the generated debug output.

    Use default of 65503.

    Aggregation

    In the CEA-852 protocol, aggregation designates a process of network load optimization. All requests to the interface through the driver arriving during the time set by Aggregation are collected into the same Ethernet package. This behavior causes a delay corresponding to that time, reducing the throughput.

    Select this option and specify a value no greater than 8 ms, but always less than the aggregation value set in the routers.

    Multicast TTL

    The Multicast TTL (Time To Live) value is the number of router hops a CEA-852 packet is allowed in the network before being discarded. Use this parameter to limit message propagation, which reduces overall bus load.

    Use the default value of 64.

    Config Server Pollinterval

    Poll interval that defines how often the Configuration Server is queried to determine its connection status.

    Select this option and enter a setting of 60 if you are using an Echelon Configuration Server.

    Do not select this option if you are using a Loytec Configuration Server.

    Enable Channelrouting

    Whether to enable channel routing for testing purposes. Under Channelrouting, the CEA-852 standard describes an algorithm which, using the LonWorks routing information from the LON/IP routers, optimizes the IP data transport. Channelrouting reduces the IP network load.

    Select this option.

    Wants all packets

    Whether a device on the LON/IP channel requests all messages from all other devices, regardless of addressing or routing. This can be important if a network analyzer is in use.

    Do not select this option only if you want to enable this mode.

    Load saved channel config

    Whether the CEA-852 protocol stack takes all information for the CEA-852 data transfer from the communication with the Configuration Server and the CEA-852 devices. This ensures the configuration is permanently consistent.

    This option also enables the storage of the current configuration in a file. If you select this option, the CEA-852 protocol stack initiates with this filed configuration. However, be aware that this is not necessarily consistent with the actual status of the IP network; for example, if the network uses DHCP. You may not need this option because the current configuration is automatically assessed at startup, as is the case for LIP Configuration Servers.

    Select this option if you are using an Echelon Configuration Server.

    Do not select this option if you are using a Loytecâ„¢ Configuration Server.

    MD5 Authentication

    Whether MD5 authentication is enabled on the network. If enabled, an MD5 secret is pre-configured.

    If you select this option, all devices must support MD5 authentication.

    MD5 Secret

    The secret key required by MD5 authentication.

    Enter the value used by all devices. MD5 Authentication must be enabled.

    Hide Console

    Whether debug messages are sent to the screen. If selected, output data is shown in the Log field.

    Select this option to send debug information to the screen.

    Automatic Start

    Whether to start the software automatically upon computer restart. If the software runs as a service, the start parameter for the service is set to automatic.

    Select this option.

    As Service

    Whether to run the CEA-852 protocol stack as a service.

    Select this option.

    Log

    Displays debug information.

    Displays debug information; read-only field.

  7. Click Apply.
  8. Verify the LonWorks driver is licensed. A Successfully started 852 Interface message appears in the Log field for a successful process.
  9. Close the Easylon IP Interface Config window.