Auto Discovery - Metasys - LIT-1201535 - Supervisory Device - Network Engine

N1 Migration with the NIE Technical Bulletin

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

Auto Discovery, an online process, detects devices on a network or objects within a device on the network.

Note: Be aware that the Auto Discovery process degrades the performance of applications running at the NCM (such as Trend), as well as any client applications (such as an OWS), which are collecting data.

Applying the Auto Discovery process at the N1 Migration object allows the NIE to discover from the N1 Network. All objects within an NCM can also be discovered. Use the lists of discovered objects to insert Field Devices (NCM objects) and Field Points:

  • ACM

  • AI

  • AO

  • AD

  • BI

  • BO

  • BD

  • Metasys System Integrator

  • Multistate Output (MSO)

  • MSD

  • Control System (CS) Objects

  • Multiple Command (MC) Objects

  • PIDL

The listed objects can then be mapped partially or completely into the NIE.

The discovered list populates the engineering view. Use Auto Discovery to refresh the discovered list of N1 devices and N1 objects at any time to ensure that the list is current.

Auto Discovery does not replicate N1 PC Groups seen in the PMI Network Map. Instead, objects appear in the order they are received by the NIE from the NCMs; therefore, running Auto Discovery twice can yield two different views for the same set of NCM data.