Adding Supervisory Devices (Engines) to an Archive Database - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

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  1. With the archive database open, from the Insert menu, select Supervisory Device. The Insert Device Wizard Select Object Type screen appears.
    Figure 1. Insert Device Wizard - Select Object Type Screen

  2. Select the model of the supervisory device and its version.
    You can add supervisory devices at Release 5.2 and later, and devices can be at different versions. Use SCT to fully manage a mixed-release site for supervisory devices at Release 5.2 or later. For example, if you add an NAE55 at Release 9.0 and an NAE45 at Release 7.0, SCT manages the NAE55 at Release 9.0 and the NAE45 at Release 7.0.
    Note: The archive database's Site Director must be at the same release or later than the device you are adding.
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen to configure the supervisory device. See the following table for details.
    Table 1. Insert Device Wizard Screens



    Object Type

    Select the type of supervisory device you are adding and its version (release) number.


    Select the site where the supervisory device resides.


    Type a unique name for the supervisory device. A unique name is required for each supervisory device in an archive. By default, the name of the object being entered has a number appended to keep it unique; therefore, if adding an NAE55 to a site for the first time, the default name is NAE551.


    Access engine features, including:

    Configuration - If Basic is selected, you can edit parameters such as name and description. If you select Advanced, you can configure additional parameters such as engineering values, alarm snooze, audit trail, and site.

    Communications - Configure the serial port, internal, and external modems.

    Network - Enter the LAN settings and configure dial-up settings for accessing the network over dial-up connections.

    Email - Set up SMTP and POP destinations. Allows you to add email addresses for the engine to send messages.

    Pager - Enter phone number information for sending messages to a pager.

    SNMP - Enable SNMP and add destinations.

    Refer to Metasys SMP Help (LIT-1201793) or the Open Data Server Help (LIT-12011942) for the Engine Device object for a description of the attributes on these screens, including default values and ranges.


    View the basic parameters of the supervisory device just added.

  4. Click Finish.