Creates the archive database of the site by accessing object data from all Metasys devices on the building network. This function is helpful if the archive database has not been maintained by Johnson Controls or the customer. For sites at Release 5.2 or later, the archive is automatically created at the released version of the site. For sites earlier than Release 5.2, the site archive is created at the version of SCT currently installed. The Site Discovery option is available when a Site object is selected in the All Items tree.
For the ODS, Site Discovery works best when the ODS is used in the Site Manager Workstation configuration. When the ODS is used in the BACnet Workstation configuration, the Metasys engines are discovered, but any database content in and under the engines is not discoverable.
- To ensure Site Discovery performance, the local application (Controller Application File/CAF file) for any field controller is not uploaded during the process.
- You can use the Manage Archive/Upload function after the initial site discovery of devices to upload and add the CAF files into the archive.
- Discovering objects within a device that contains a large number of objects can require several minutes to complete.
- The SCT device order may differ from the order displayed in the ADS/ADX until you upload the Site Director. If the SCT device order remains unordered after you upload the Site Director, use the All Items Organizer to manually specify the order of devices.
After Site Discovery, immediately perform an upload of the engine to ensure the archive database is current with the online database.