Establishing direct connection to an NAE - Metasys - LIT-1201519 - MS-NAE35xx-2 - MS-NAE45xx-2 - MS-NAE5510-2U - MS-NAE5510-3U - MS-NAE551S-2 - MS-NAE55xx-3 - MS-NCE25xx-0 - MS-NXE85SW-x - Supervisory Device - NAE35 Network Automation Engine - NAE45 Network Automation Engine - NAE55 Network Automation Engine - NAE85 Network Automation Engine - NCE25 Network Control Engine - 11.0

NAE Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
NAE35 Network Automation Engine
NAE45 Network Automation Engine
NAE55 Network Automation Engine
NAE85 Network Automation Engine
NCE25 Network Control Engine
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201519
Version
11.0
Revision date
2022-02-09
Language
English

About this task

This scenario is typical for a single NAE that is not attached to a building network and can be used to set up an NAE before it is installed and connected to a site network. The following procedure requires two Ethernet cables.

Procedure

  1. Make sure that the NAE is receiving power and running. The RUN LED should flash blue and purple at a rate of one blink per second.
  2. Connect the NAE to an Ethernet switch port with one of the cables. Connect your computer to an Ethernet switch port with the second cable. Make sure that the LAN is not connected to the Ethernet switch.
  3. Verify that the 10/LINK or 100/1000LINK LED on the NAE and Ethernet switch are lit to confirm connectivity between the computer and the NAE through the Ethernet switch.
  4. Verify that the Local Area Connection for the Ethernet connection to the NAE is enabled and that all other network connections (including wireless connections) are disabled on the laptop, as follows:
    1. In Control Panel, select Network Connections or Network and Dialup Connections.
    2. Verify that the Local Area Connection for the Ethernet connection to the NAE is enabled. All other connections should be disabled or disconnected. To disable or enable a connection, right-click the connection and choose from the menu.
  5. Verify that the computer has a valid IP address, as follows:
    1. On the Start menu, select Run.
    2. Type cmd, and click OK.
    3. At the command prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter. If the computer IP address is all 0s, wait several minutes. Enter the ipconfig repeatedly until the address is established.
  6. Access the Metasys system login screen for the network engine using the Launcher. See Accessing Site Management Portal UI on an NAE for information on accessing the NAE UI.