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Metasys Performance Verification Tool (PVT) User Guide

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Performance Verification Tool
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User Guide
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The following information is gathered from Metasys during an Inventory scan:

Table 1. Inventory Analysis tab
Analysis Attributes Description
Summary Displays information about any critical issues, corrective maintenance, or other recommendations.
Server Information Displays server name, IP address, number of supervisory devices, operating system version, and SQL server version.
Scanned Information Displays the number of servers, supervisory devices, field controllers, objects, controller templates and equipment definitions.
Note: For online scans, server information does not show the count of controller templates, equipment definitions, spaces, or equipment.
Table 2. Supervisory Devices tab
Supervisory Device Attributes Description
Device Name The name of the supervisory device.
Device description The description of the supervisory device.
Extended Label The extended description of the supervisory device.
Model Name The model name of the supervisory device.
Firmware The current firmware version of the device.
Note: If there is a more current critical patch, the device is flagged.
Integrations Identifies the types of integration trunks configured on the supervisory device.
Controllers The number of field controllers for each integration type.
Note: If the number of controllers for an integration exceeds Metasys recommendations the device is flagged. The Metasys recommendations are based on total number of controllers per engine or number of controllers supported on a particular integration trunk.
Object Count The total object count on the supervisory device (hardware points and software objects).
Note: If the Object Count exceeds the Metasys recommendation based on the model of the device, it is flagged.
CPU Usage If CPU usage exceeds 60%, the device is flagged.
Flash Usage If flash usage exceeds 100%, the device is flagged.
Memory Usage If memory usage exceeds 90%, the device is flagged.
Samples Lost The number of trend samples that could not be sent successfully to the ADS/X repository due to an overfilled network engine buffer.
Sample Rate Monitors the rate at which trend samples are collected on the network engine.
Events Lost The number of events that could not be sent to the ADS/X repository.
Transport Failure Rate A list of communication failures between the device list server and each device. This field was introduced at release 5.0.
Repository The IP address of the reporting server.
NAE Last Restart (UTC) The timestamp of the last time the network engine restarted.
NAE Battery Condition If the battery is in fault, the device is flagged.
Transport Buffer in Use Indicates the percentage full of the engine trend consolidation buffer.
Time between Buffer Reads Indicates the time, in minutes, between engine trend consolidation buffer readings from the Metasys server.
BACnet ID The BACnet ID of the device.
BACnet COV Receive Rate Specifies the number of COV messages the engine receives from other supervisory devices or field controllers per minute.
BACnet Broadcast Receive Rate Indicates the number of BACnet broadcast messages the device received in the previous minute.
Tag This column highlights any unique device characteristics, such as UL-Listed Devices.
Issues Displays a list of issues related to the device.
Patch Status

OK—No critical patches are available for this device. The device is up-to-date.

Critical—A critical patch is available for this device. This device is flagged.

Available Patches Shows the patch version and synopsis of any critical patches that need to be applied to the supervisory device.
Patch Description Shows the patch description to inform the user of the importance of the patch.
Patch Options Shows patch implementation options.
Prerequisite Shows the requirements before patching.
Table 3. Controllers tab
Field Controller Attributes Description
Controller Name The name of the field controller
Controller Description The description of the field controller.
Extended Label The field controller’s extended label.
Model Name The field controller model.
Firmware Current firmware version of the field controller.
App Info Controller Configuration Tool (CCT) application type.
Operational Status Shows if a controller is offline or not at the time of scan.
Physical Points Physical points (sensor/actuator) mapped to a field controller.
Mapped Points The number of points mapped to the field controller.
Equipment Based on the name, description, and extended label of the controller, the tool tries to identify the type of equipment that the device controls: VAV or AHU. This field is editable. To mass edit, go to Preference > Equipment Details and edit the search criteria for identifying equipment.
Tag This column highlights unique controllers such as third-party devices or legacy equipment Network Control Modules.
Issues Displays a list of issues related to the device.
BACnet ID The BACnet ID of the device. If duplicates are found, they are flagged during a Performance scan.
Network Address (N2) The unique address used to identify physical devices on an N2 trunk.
MAC Address The unique address used to identify physical devices on a MS/TP trunk.
FQR (Fully Qualified Reference) The unique identifier of objects in the Metasys interface.
Table 4. Points tab
Field Controller Attributes Description
System Name Field controller and point type details.
Temperature Temperature sensing element.
Humidity Humidity sensing element.
Pressure Pressure sensing element.
Flow Flow sensing element.
Meter Meter objects.
Damper/Valve Damper or valve command point.
Command Binary command point.
Alarms Alarm point.
Status Binary status point.
Unknown All other point types that do not fit in a category.
Quantity Total quantity of points in the row.
Note: The points tab only displays AI, AO, BI and BO points of a controller you scan. To view all other point types, click Export > Scan to export scan results, and see the Points sheet of the exported Excel file.