Configuring Additional Network Cards - Metasys - LIT-12012162 - MS-ADS05U-0 - MS-ADX100SQL2-0 - MS-ADX100U-0 - MS-ADX10SQL-0 - MS-ADX10U-0 - MS-ADX25SQL-0 - MS-ADX25U-0 - MS-ADX50SQL-0 - MS-ADX50SQL2-0 - MS-ADX50U-0 - Server - Metasys Server - 11.0

Metasys Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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Metasys Server
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Installation Guide
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About this task

You can install ADS/ADX and SCT software on a computer that has multiple network cards. If your computer has only one network card, skip this section. If your computer has two or more network cards, follow the steps in this section to specify the network card used for the ADS/ADX and SCT software. Also, for a split ADX, follow these steps to configure the network cards of both computers: the database server and the web/application server.


  1. In the Control Panel, click System and Security > System > Device Manager. If the User Account Control window appears, click Continue or Yes. The Device Manager window appears.
  2. Expand the Network Adapters item. Both software miniports and hardware network adapters are listed. Consult your computer documentation to determine which items represent physical network cards. You need to know how many physical cards are present in the computer for the next step.
  3. If only one physical network card is listed, skip this section. If more than one physical network card is listed, go to the next step.
  4. Close Device Manager. Return to the Control Panel and click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings. The Network Connections window appears.
    Note: If the menu bar is not displayed on the Network Connections window, press the Alt key.
  5. Click Advanced > Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings window appears.
    Note: If the menu bar does not appear, click Organize, select Layout and then check Menu bar.
  6. In the Connections list, click the network connection that the Metasys system uses. Use the arrow buttons to move the connection to the top position. With the Adapters and Bindings tab selected, clear the Internet Protocol Version 6 options if checked.
  7. To save the changes, click OK.
  8. On the Network Connections window, right-click the network connection that the Metasys system uses, and select Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties window appears.
  9. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click Properties. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window appears.
  10. Click Advanced. The Advanced TCP/IP Settings window appears.
  11. Clear the Automatic metric check box (if selected) and, in the Interface metric field specify 1. Providing a low Interface metric number to the computer ensures Metasys network traffic has the highest communication priority.
  12. To save the changes, click OK.
  13. Repeat steps 8 through 12 for the second (and each subsequent) active network card on the computer. However, for the second (and each subsequent) active card, increment the Interface metric value by 1 for each card. Following these steps ensures communication priority between the ADS/ADX and SCT and network engines.
  14. Close all windows.