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Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin

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Metasys System
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Technical Bulletin
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This document is intended for Building Automation System (BAS) and IT professionals. In addition to this document, the Metasys IP Networks for BACnet/IP Controllers Technical Bulletin (LIT-12012458) provides valuable guidance on the various IP networks that are available for deploying the Metasys system into a facility.

Important: Engage appropriate network security professionals to ensure that the computer hosting the Site Director is a secure host for Internet access. Network security is an important issue. Typically, the IT organization must approve configurations that expose networks to the Internet. Be sure to fully read and understand IT Compliance documentation for your site. Use care when performing steps on Metasys® system components because restarts may be required that conflict with compliance requirements. For example, upgrading a Metasys Server requires the computer to be offline for a period of time. Similarly, installing new software on the Metasys Server, or installing of some Windows operating system updates, may require a computer restart.

In this document, Metasys Server refers in general terms to the following products (unless otherwise noted):

  • Application and Data Server (ADS)
  • Extended Application and Data Server (ADX)
  • ADS-Lite
  • Open Application Server (OAS)
  • Open Data Server (ODS)

In this document, network engine refers in general terms to the following engine models (unless otherwise noted):

  • Network Automation Engine (NAE): NAE35, NAE45, NAE55, and NAE85
  • Network Integration Engine (NIE): NIE55 and NIE85
  • Network Control Engine (NCE): NCE25
  • Series of Network Engines (SNEs): SNE10500, SNE11000, SNE110L0, and SNE22000
  • Series of Network Controllers (SNCs): SNC16120 and SNC25150
  • LonWorks® Control Server (LCS): LCS85
Note: Some products in this document are available only to specific markets.