N1 Migration Attributes - Metasys - LIT-1201793 - Software Application - Site Management Portal - 12.0.50

Metasys Site Management Portal Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Site Management Portal
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-1201793
Version
12.0.50
Revision date
2023-06-02
Language
English

This object contains attributes common to many Metasys system objects. These common attributes are described in the Common Object Attributes section. This section includes attributes of the Focus/Configuration tab, the Diagnostics tab (if applicable), and any other tab specific only to this object. See the Object and Feature Tabs section for information on the attributes that appear on the other tabs of this object (for example, the Hardware and Options tab appear on point objects).

Note: In the Notes column, attributes that are marked with a letter C are configurable and attributes marked with the letter W are writable.
Table 1. N1 Migration Object Attributes - Focus/Configuration Tab

Attribute Name

Notes

Description

Broadcast Address

C,W

Edits the address to use directed broadcasts. The user typically does not edit this attribute.

Connected Status

 

Displays if the NIE communicated with the Metasys N1 network for the object mapping service and UI service. This attribute drives the status of the object.

Device Name

C,W

Displays the defined case-insensitive device name. The device name is required for the existing Metasys system to detect the On-Line status and Off-Line status of the NIE. This attribute must match the name of the NIE in the existing N1 network.

Discovery IP Address

C,W

Displays the defined NCM IP address of the existing Metasys system. Use for self discovery of the existing Metasys system. You need at least 1 NCM in the existing N1 network that the NIE can talk to, to find the other N1 devices and get N1 points.

Discovery Gate Address

C,W

Displays the defined NCM Gate address on the existing Metasys system. Use for self discovery of the existing Metasys system. You need at least 1 NCM in the existing N1 network that the NIE can talk to, to find the other N1 devices and get N1 points.

Discovery Node Number

C,W

Displays the defined NCM Node address on the existing Metasys system. Use for self discovery of the existing Metasys system. You need at least 1 NCM in the existing N1 network that the NIE can talk to, to find the other N1 devices and get N1 points.

Duty-Standby

C,W

Displays whether the existing Metasys system is a Duty/Standby network. The NIE has to know if the existing N1 network is a Duty/Standby.

Enable Polling

C,W

When True, this attribute causes the integration in the NIE to place any system into a 20 second fast polling table being viewed. This attribute also places a system into this table on an object’s Focus view. This provides faster updates to objects being viewed in any Metasys system UI. When viewing points from several systems, the Service Time for the NCM increases. Take care when enabling this fast polling feature as it may affect the service times.

Note: To prevent delays in event reporting due to the fast scan operation, follow the existing report routing guidelines.
Note: Do not set this attribute to True when for NIEs used with validated environments (that is, when Trend data must be collected within 2 minutes).

Gate Number

C,W

Displays how the NIE is defined in the existing N1 network. This attribute is read from the NCM.

Message Timeout

C,W

Displays the reply timeout in seconds. The reply timeout is how long the NIE waits for a reply from an NCM. The user typically does not edit this attribute.

Migrate Object Configuration

C,W

When True, this attribute displays the basic object configuration from the existing Metasys system object used to write basic configurations for newer Metasys objects. For example, units or descriptor. This attribute (when True) tells the new Metasys system to bring alarm setup information from the existing N1 network and creates Alarm Extensions (Analog Alarm and Multistate Alarm) for new objects that are added.

Migrate Schedules

C,W

Displays the attached existing Metasys system schedules used to create the newer Metasys system Schedule. The schedules that appear in the new Metasys systems are portals to the schedules in the existing N1 network. Schedules appear in the new format and offer the same functionality. Changes made to the schedules in the new Metasys system are also made to the N1 schedules in the NCM.

Migrate Totalization Configuration

C,W

Displays the totalization configuration from the existing Metasys system object used to create the newer Metasys system Totalization Extensions when an existing object is mapped to a newer object.

Migrate Trend Configuration

C,W

Displays the trend configuration from the existing Metasys system object used to create the newer Metasys system Trend Extension when an existing object is mapped to a newer object. This attribute creates one or more trend extensions for existing N1 network trends.

Network Name

C

Displays the defined network name.

Note: Be sure to configure the Network Name attribute of the N1 Migration. Once you insert the N1 Migration, you cannot edit the Network Name attribute. The workaround is to delete the existing N1 Migration and insert a new N1 Migration ensuring you enter the desired Network Name before completing the Insert Integration wizard.

Note Number

C,W

Displays how the NIE is defined in the existing N1 network.

Poll Delay

C,W

Displays the polling time for non-triggerable attributes in milliseconds. The poll delay is the time between NIE polls to the N1 network points.

Retry Counter Limit

C,W

Contains the number of retry attempts made. The NIE waits for the Message Timeout, then retries sending messages the number of times defined in this attribute.

Retry Wait Timer

C,W

Contains the time between communication retries (in seconds). This attribute is the time the NIE waits for a low-level Ack from the NCM. The user typically does not edit this attribute.

Synchronize Time

C,W

Displays whether the NIE is the time keeper for the existing N1 network system. Time updates are sent to the existing system once daily and when the time changes.

UDP Port

C,W

Displays the UDP Port as defined in the existing Metasys system.