Using FTP and Telnet servers in the Advanced mode - Metasys - LIT-1201990 - Software Application - NxE Information and Configuration Tool - 10.1

NxE Information and Configuration Tool Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
NxE Information and Configuration Tool
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201990
Document revision
Version
10.1
Revision date
2019-10-14
Language
English

About this task

Use these procedures to transfer files between your NCT computer and NAE35, NAE45, and NCE25 engines. FTP also works with the NAE55-1 and NAE55-2. FTP operations are available only to network engines that are running a Windows Embedded OS whose firewall is disabled. For network engines with Linux, refer to Using SSH connection in the Advanced mode.

Note: The NCT enables you to start/set up an FTP or Telnet session with a connected NAE35, NAE45, or NCE25 engine using the Connect FTP and Connect Telnet buttons on the Connections tab when the NCT is in Advanced mode. See Tools tab for more information. We recommend starting an FTP or Telnet session from the Connections tab.

To set up FTP and Telnet servers on the Connection tab:

Procedure

  1. Start the NCT in Advanced mode and click Discover on the Connections tab.
  2. Double-click the desired network engine from the Discovered Devices list or enter the IP address of the desired network engine in the Connect to field (Figure 1) and click Connect.
    Figure 1. NCT connected to a network engine

  3. Click Connect FTP. The FTP directory appears. If you are connecting to an NAE55-1 or NAE55-2, a login window may appear. Enter the credentials for the MetasysSysAgent user, then click OK. If you are unable to login using FTP, use Remote Desktop instead.
  4. If you are using the Internet Explorer web browser, click Page, then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer (Figure 2). A Windows Explorer user window appears.
    Figure 2. Displaying files and folders with Windows Explorer – Internet Explorer 8 browser

  5. Use the Windows Explorer window to copy and paste files between your computer and the network engine. Consult with your local Johnson Controls service/support representative regarding the files to transfer.
  6. When you are finished with the FTP session, go to the Tools tab and click Stop FTP Server.
  7. To start a Telnet session, click Connect Telnet on the Connections tab window (Figure 1). A Telnet windows appears (Figure 3).
    Note: You can also start the Telnet server by clicking Start Telnet Server on the Tools tab (Figure 1).
    Figure 3. Telnet window

  8. Perform your commands at the \> prompt. Consult with your local Johnson Controls service/support representative regarding the Telnet commands.
  9. When you are finished with the Telnet connection, go to the Tools tab and click Stop Telnet Server. The Telnet window closes in the background.