Generating an NIE Database Online Using Wizards - Metasys - LIT-1201535 - Supervisory Device - Network Engine

N1 Migration with the NIE Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Network Engine
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201535
Revision date
2019-04-09
Language
English

Generating an N1 Migration database is similar to generating a database in the NAE. To generate an NIE database online using Wizards:

  1. Insert an N1 Integration Object (see Inserting an N1 Integration Object).

  2. Insert an N1 Field Device (NCM) (see Inserting an N1 Field Device).

  3. Insert field points to a field device (see Adding Field Points to a Field Device).

Table 1. Fields of the Insert Integration Wizard’s Configure Screen

Section

Field

Definition

Engineering Values

Network Name

The Metasys N1 Network name.

Device Name

Metasys system device (NIE) name defined in the Metasys N1 Network. Fill in this field so this NIE receives Metasys N1 Network reports or appears as online or offline by the Metasys N1 Network or devices.

Gate Number

Metasys system device value as it is defined in the Metasys N1 Network.

Node Number

Metasys system device value as it is defined in the Metasys N1 Network.

Discovery IP Address

The NCM IP address as defined on the Metasys N1 Network to use for discovery of the Metasys N1 Network.

Discovery Gate Number

The NCM Gate address as it is defined on the Metasys N1 Network. It is used for discovery of the Metasys N1 Network.

Discovery Node Number

The NCM node address as it is defined on the Metasys N1 Network. It is used for discovery of the Metasys N1 Network.

Migrate Object Configuration

If set to true, then when any Metasys N1 Network object is mapped to a Metasys system object, the basic object configuration from the Metasys N1 Network is used to write the basic Metasys system object configuration, such as the descriptor and units. When this is set to True, the alarm configuration from the Metasys N1 Network is used to create a Metasys system Alarm extension.

Migrate Trend Configuration

If set to true, when any Metasys N1 Network object is mapped to a Metasys system network, the trend and point history configuration from the Metasys N1 Network is used to create a Metasys system Trend extension.

Migrate Totalization Configuration

If set to true, when any Metasys N1 Network object is mapped to a Metasys system network, the totalization configuration from the Metasys N1 Network is used to create a Metasys system Totalization extension.

Migrate Schedules

If set to true, when any Metasys N1 Network object is mapped to a Metasys system object, any attached Metasys N1 Network schedule is used to create a Metasys system schedule.

Synchronize Time

If set to true, the NIE becomes the master time keeper for the Metasys N1 Network. Use only one NIE as a master time keeper, and only if there are no other master time keepers in the Metasys N1 Network. Time updates are sent to the Metasys N1 Network once daily and when the time changes. Time synchronization on the NCM is handled as documented in the Network Control Module 300 Series Technical Bulletin (LIT-6360251).

Advanced Setup

UDP Port

The UDP Port as defined in the Metasys N1 Network.

Duty Standby

Indicates whether the Metasys N1 Network is a Duty/Standby network.

Broadcast Address

Modify to use directed broadcasts.

RetryWaitTime

The amount of time to wait before retransmitting communications.

RetryCounterLimit

The number of times an attempt is made to reestablish communications.

Message Timeout

The time in seconds before communications time out. (Recommended setting, 63 seconds.)

Poll Delay

The delay in milliseconds between requests to read all present values for all objects in a system. Additionally, at Release 5.2.11.20 or later, this is the delay between requests to read the value of all CSG points in one CSG object.

Note: In addition to polling for present value, the NIE updates the present value for objects immediately when it receives a report from the NCM for an object.