Inserting an N1 Field Device - 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

Procedure

  1. On the user view Insert menu, select Field Device. The Insert Field Device Wizard Destination screen appears.
    Figure 1. Insert Field Device Wizard - Destination Screen

  2. Select the N1 Migration object as a parent for the field device and click Next. The Select Definition Mode screen appears.
    Figure 2. Insert Field Device Wizard - Select Definition Mode Screen

  3. Click Assisted and click Invoke Auto Discovery. The Wizard Auto Detect Utility starts, discovering all NCMs on the N1 Network.
    Note: During Auto Discovery, the NCM becomes busier than normal. This situation passes when Auto Discovery is complete. Take appropriate precautions if the NCM idle time is lower than 70%. (Idle time does not apply to NCM4510s and NCM4520s.)
    Figure 3. Wizard Auto Detect Utility

  4. Select the NCM you are inserting. The Wizard Auto Detect Utility automatically closes, and the Insert Field Device Wizard Identifier screen appears.
    Figure 4. Insert Field Device Wizard - Identifier Screen

    Note: The NCM you are inserting must have a unique name. We recommend leaving the default name, which is the name the NCM has on the N1 Network.
  5. Click Next. The Insert Field Device Wizard Configure screen appears.
    Figure 5. Insert Field Device Wizard - Configure Screen

  6. If the information on the Configure screen appears correct, click Next. The Insert Field Device Wizard Summary screen appears (Figure 6).
    Note: Do not change the NCM name in the Engineering Values field from the name the discovery finds. If you change this name, the NIE cannot communicate with the NCM.

    The Object Category menu on the Configure screen (not shown in Figure 4) allows you to select a category for any item except a Site object. Permission to view or act on different object categories is assigned to users or roles based on a user’s security level.

    Figure 6. Insert Field Device Wizard - Summary Screen

  7. If the information on the Summary screen appears correct, click Finish to create the new object in your NIE database. With the new object created, the Extension Wizard starts. See Adding Extensions to Objects.