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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

The Computer Name is an editable Network Identification attribute on the NAE Network tab. Devices on the building network and the Metasys system network use the Computer Name to identify and communicate with the NAE across the network. This Computer Name is synonymous with host name on a network.

Each NAE is factory-configured with a unique initial Computer Name value NAE xxxxxxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxxxxxx is the Ethernet MAC address of the device without the hyphens. For example, if the MAC address of the NAE is 00-D0-C9-ED-E7-10 , the initial computer name is NAE00D0C9EDE710 . Changing the Computer Name value initiates a device reset on the NAE .

The initial computer name is often useful during commissioning for locating and connecting to an NAE before it is configured with an archive database download from the SCT. In most cases, the archive database download from the SCT overwrites the initial Computer Name value and determines the NAE Computer Name on the Metasys site.

The Computer Name of an NAE must adhere to these rules:

  • Must not consist of all numbers. For example, a computer name of N1234 is acceptable but 1234 is not.
  • Must end with either a letter or a number and must not consist of any special symbols (for example, @, #, or $)
  • Must not use hyphens in the first or last character of the name, but hyphens are allowed elsewhere
  • Must consist of no more than 15 characters
Important: If you change the Computer Name of an NAE with SCT, all existing references between the NAE object and other objects on the site are updated with the new name. In addition, any existing network connections to other devices are updated as well.
Note: Before building the archive database in SCT, you should consult the network administrator or Information Technology (IT) department to determine if there is an existing protocol for host names (computer names) on the network.