Creating a New Archive Using Device Discovery - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

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System Configuration Tool
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User Guide
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About this task

Use the Scan the site for engines (fast) feature of the New Archive wizard, to retrieve site information from a Site Director, and quickly build an archive database that includes all of the engines in the site. Be aware that only limited information about the engines is transferred to the archive. An engine's objects, security, and certificates are not transferred.

Important: If you scan a site for engines, the only IP address that is transferred to the archive is that of the Site Director. If you have assigned a static IP address to an engine, and the engine's IP address is not stored in the archive, you cannot communicate directly with the engine. To transfer the IP addresses of an engine to the archive, perform an Upload for the engine, and on the Site Login page, select Communicate via Site Director.


  1. In the New Archive wizard, click Scan the site for engines (fast).
  2. In the Site Director Reference field, enter the name of the Site Director.
    Note: The Site Director Reference field is case sensitive.
  3. Optional: In the Site Director IP field, enter the IP address of the Site Director.
    Important: If you are using a static IP address for your Site Director, you must enter its IP address in the Site Director IP field.
  4. Verify that you can communicate with the Site Director by entering a valid User Name and Password that is defined in the Site Director's security database. The user must have administrative privileges on the Site Director. Click Test Login. If communication is established, Login ID is OK appears. If the message Login ID is not OK appears, enter the correct login details, then click Test Login.
  5. Click Create.
    A new archive is created. The SCT creates a site in the archive that has the same name as the Site Director.
  6. Optional: Perform an Upload to transfer an engine's full information to the archive.