System Modes of Operation - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 16.0

SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
System Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011964
Version
16.0
Revision date
2023-10-02
Language
English

With Metasys and FX software, you can access and operate specific system features in the online mode or the offline (SCT) mode:

  • In online mode, you can perform tasks with the SMP UI such as monitoring and commanding a network of field devices or configuring a security database by using an Internet browser connected to an engine or server .

  • In offline mode, you can perform system configuration tasks, such as building an archive database or configuring point objects and features when using a computer with SCT. You can configure your sites into spaces and equipment. The configuration for spaces and equipment allows you to display your site in the new UI.

Table 1 shows some key differences in functionality between the online and offline modes.

Table 1. Using System Features and Functions by Mode of Operation

Features and Functions

Offline Mode

MS-SCTSWO-x

Online Mode

(Using Launcher to reach the Site Management Portal)

Administer Site Security

Full capability when SCT is installed on a Metasys ADS/ADX. Otherwise, only User Add and User Delete functions are available.

Full capability

Auto-Create a Site Archive from a Live Site (Site Discovery)

Yes

No

Automatically Discover and Create Field Devices and Field Points on a Network Connected to an Engine

No

Yes

Back up, Restore, and Index Archive Databases

Yes

No

Copy or Paste Items and their Children

Yes

No

Copy Security Database (Security Copy)

Yes

No

Create a System Using Logic Connector Tool

Yes

Yes

Create a User-Defined Navigation Tree

Yes

Yes

Create Certificate Requests for Engines

Yes

No

Create Diagnostic Archive Reports

Yes

No

Create or Edit Summary Definitions for Tailored Summaries

Yes

Yes

Create or Import Integrations, Objects, and Items supported by an engine/supervisory controller, or supported by the Metasys ADS or ADX Server

Yes

Yes

Create Spaces and Equipment for Spaces Tree (Metasys ADS/ADX only)

Yes

No

Create UGT Graphics

Yes

Yes

Download a Software Disk Image for an NxE (Metasys only)

Yes

No

Export .caf Files from Field Controllers

Yes

No

Import and Export Archive Databases

Yes

No

Import and Export Secure Certificates for Engines

Yes

No

Integrate Graphic Generation Tool Updates

Yes

Yes

Manually Create a Site, Server, and Supervisory Devices

Yes

No

Pair a network engine to its Site Director

No

Yes

Patch NxE55 Engines Originally Loaded with Release 6.5 (Metasys only)

Yes

No

Query, Report, and Global Search Functions

Yes

Yes

Rename Site or Engine Devices

Yes

No1

Simulate a Single Engine

Yes

No

Support N2 or MSTP Passthru Mode

Yes

Yes

Upgrade, Upload, Synchronize, or Download Configuration Databases

Yes

No

Upload and Download Secure Certificates for Engines

Yes

No

View and Edit Items Displayed in the All Items Navigation Tree

Yes

Yes

View Tailored Summaries

Yes, but these are separate to the offline tailored summaries.

Yes, but these are separate to the online tailored summaries.

View User-Defined Navigation Trees (User Views)

Yes

Yes

1 You can use the SMP to rename an engine, but bound references in other devices are not updated. As best practice, use the SCT to rename devices.