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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 the NAE on a stand-alone network dedicated to building control only. Do not use this scenario when the NAE uses APIPA. The steps can be performed from a computer that is attached to the network or a computer that is connected directly to the NAE with an Ethernet crossover cable. If the computer is attached to the network, the computer must be connected to the same subnet as the NAE . To connect to the NAE with this procedure, you may need to know the IP address of the NAE .

Procedure

  1. Check the network IP address and the subnet mask of the computer. If needed, change the IP address and the subnet mask of the computer so that the computer and the NAE are on the same subnet. The IP address assigned to the computer must be unique for the subnet.
  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 startup and initialization. The startup and initialization sequence may take up to 10 minutes to complete. The NCT indicates the current IP address of the network engine.
  4. Go to Installing Launcher to access the NAE, follow all instructions, then return to the next step in this section.
  5. 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.
  6. Select the NAE device object from the Navigation panel of the Site Management Portal UI and drag it to the Display panel. The NAE device object UI opens in the Display panel.
  7. Select the Network tab of the NAE device object and click Edit.
  8. Change the Computer Name value, if desired. Change DHCP Enabled attribute value to False. This disables DHCP and APIPA. Specify the IP Address, IP Mask, IP Router Address, and the DNS Server IP Addresses. The network administrator typically assigns these values. Record the assigned IP address for the NAE for future reference. Click Save. The NAE automatically logs you out and resets.
    Figure 1. Network Tab - Edit Mode
  9. Wait for the NAE to complete the startup and initialization sequence.
    Note: The startup and initialization sequence may take up to 10 minutes to complete.

    Initial setup is complete.

    Note: If you connected your computer directly to the NAE with an Ethernet crossover cable, disconnect the crossover cable and connect the NAE to the network with an Ethernet patch cable.

    You can log in to the NAE by entering its IP address in Launcher on any subnet of the network.