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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

When an NCE25, NAE35, or NAE45 is powered on, it sends a text string to its serial port that contains helpful information, such as its current IP address and device name. (This functionality is no longer available with the NAE55 at Release 10.0.) This data stream is sent from the RS232C or RS232C A Serial Port. The following table is an example of the data that is sent.

Table 1. Example NCE25, NAE35, NAE45 Startup Data Stream

Device Information

Example Output

Host Name

NAE-1

DHCP Enabled

Yes

IP Address

159.222.8.206

Subnet Mask

255.255.252.0

Default Gateway

159.222.8.2

DHCP Server

159.222.8.9

MAC Address

00-80-66-05-0F-FC

Neuron® ID

00-00-00-00-00-00

Model Number

MS-NAE4510-2

RAM Memory

122 Mb

NAND Memory

128 Mb

OS Type

Linux

COM1

115200n8

Serial/Internal modem

no

USB Modem

no

Battery Status

Good

Note: The IP address and device name are internal to the NAE and change if the NAE is attached to a network using DHCP, unless the DHCP server is configured to assign a static IP address. Also, if the NAE has an IP address and is then disconnected from the network, a VT100 terminal emulator sees zeros as the IP address until the NAE is restarted.

To determine the NAE IP address and device name, attach an RS232 DB9 cable between the serial ports of the computer and the NAE, then connect a computer monitor. Install a VT100 terminal emulator program on the computer that connects to the device. Check with your IT department, or technical support team, for a recommended VT100 terminal emulator program to use with your Windows operating system.

In the terminal emulator program, use the following settings:
  • Baud rate=115200
  • Data Bits: 8 bit
  • Stop Bits: 1
  • Control Flow: None