Configuring Destination Delivery Agents (DDAs) - Metasys - LIT-1201793 - Software Application - Site Management Portal - 12.0.50

Metasys Site Management Portal Help

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Site Management Portal
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User Guide
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To provide consistency and easy configuration of DDAs, each DDA tab in the Metasys system user interface contains the same layout. Follow the instructions in this section when configuring any DDA. See Event Message Routing, Filtering, and Destinations for more information on DDAs.

Note: Beginning at Metasys Release 10.1, configuring the Email, SNMP, Syslog, and Printer DDAs is no longer enabled for the Metasys Server on non-MVE sites, but you can use the Remote Notifications feature in Metasys UI to provide equivalent functionality. Configuring these DDAs in SMP remains enabled for MVE sites. For details, refer to Metasys UI Help (LIT-12011953).

On the NAE85/NIE85 platform and on some older releases of the NAE55/NIE55, you can use the Serial Printer DDA on the Site Director Engine to print event messages. This DDA is enabled using Remote Desktop, and no attributes/tabs appear in the UI. This DDA is only available on some network engines. Refer to the NAE Commissioning Guide (LIT-1201519) for details on this DDA.

To configure DDAs for routing event messages:


  1. View an Engine. See Viewing Item Data for information on how to display an item.
  2. Select the tab for the desired destination type.
  3. Select Edit.
  4. Edit the attributes in the Shared Configuration section.
  5. In the Destinations section, select New to add a destination or click an existing destination.
  6. Edit the parameters in the Destinations section. See the following:
    Note: See the specific DDA tab in the Object and Feature Tabs for information on configuring attributes. Also, see the Engine Device Object section for information on configuring Engine attributes.
  7. Repeat Step 5 and 6 above if you want to configure this device to send event messages to more than one destination of that type. Add the number of destinations. For example, to send event messages to two different pagers, create two separate destinations on the Pager tab.


  8. To remove a destination, select the destination and click Delete.
  9. Click Save.