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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 when you install an NAE on a stand-alone network designated as a building control network only. Perform these steps from a computer attached to the network. The NAE uses APIPA to automatically assign an IP address. For this procedure, do not attach an Ethernet crossover cable directly to the NAE . In this scenario, a direct connection to the NAE may affect the assignment of an IP address.

Procedure

  1. Attach the NAE to the network using an Ethernet patch cable.
  2. With your computer or commissioning laptop connected to the building network, start NCT. This tool listens for and shows the IP address information of the NAE as it comes online.
  3. Connect supply power to the NAE and wait for the NAE to complete initialization.
    Note: The startup and initialization sequence may take up to 10 minutes to complete.
  4. Verify that the computer is configured to use APIPA or a static IP address and subnet mask that are compatible with APIPA. If necessary, change the computer’s IP address and subnet mask to be compatible with APIPA.
  5. Go to Installing Launcher to access the NAE, follow all instructions, and then return to the next step in this section.
  6. After you have completed the steps in Installing Launcher to access the NAE, including the step for logging in to the NAE , demote the NAE from Site Director if the NAE is not going to be the Site Director. See Designating an NAE as a child of a Site Director.
  7. (Optional) Select the Network tab of the NAE device object. Change the Computer Name value from the factory default, if desired. See NAE Computer name and Reset command device.

    Initial setup is complete. You can now log in to the NAE by starting the Launcher and entering the initial computer name of the NAE or the computer name you assigned in Step 7.