Presentation on theme: "Foreseer® Server Editing"— Presentation transcript:
1 Foreseer® Server Editing Installing New DevicesRenaming Existing Devices or ChannelsAdding ChannelsDeleting Devices or ChannelsRev C, January 25, 2007
2 Server Configuration Mode Required for Major Configuration ChangesAdding DevicesChanging NamesRemoving Devices and/or ChannelsSystem Monitoring and Alarming ContinuesMust Disable a Device to Alter Its Configuration“Read Only” While EnabledAccessed from Configuration Menu in Foreseer Application
3 Device Installation Wizard Foreseer uses a “Device Installation Wizard” for installing any monitored equipmentServer Configuration ModeRight-click at top of tree and choose “Install Device”
4 Device Installation Wizard cont. Choose the Device to InstallThe list of available devices is the list of dot vi files currently in the VI folder.
5 Device Installation Wizard cont. Enter a Name for the New DeviceMaximum size is 24 characters
6 Device Installation – Device Address Depending on the type of protocol the device uses, unique device information may be required.Can also be referred to as a Device Number, Unit ID Number, Slave Address, etc..
7 Device Installation – Connection Type Select the Method for Communication with the DeviceNetwork Device ConnectionTCP/IPUDPSerial Device ConnectionDirect SerialVIM II (Not used at FAA)
8 Device Installation – Serial Device Select the Communications Port (COM) Where the Device is Connected.Set the Communications Parameters for Communication
9 Device Installation – Completing Installation In some cases, Foreseer will attempt to communicate with the device before installation can be completed and will not install if communication is not available.Foreseer can be run in a special “preconfiguration” mode to overcome this issue.
10 Device Installation – Final Step End Server ConfigurationA new device is not completely added to Foreseer until the Server Configuration session is ended.While in Server Configuration mode, newly added devices will not communicate.Configuration Menu>>End Server ConfigurationThe new device is now completely installed in Foreseer and will attempt to establish communication to get data from the monitored equipment.
11 Exercise – Install a Serial Device Use “1GE PowerLeader MVT Training”The Device Name is “MVT 1”The Address is 3The Communications Port is COM30Baud:Parity: EvenStop Bits: 1Data Bits: 8
12 Exercise – Install a Network Device Use “SqD CM4000 TCP Waveform”The Device Name is “SqD CM4000 Training”The Address is 1The Communications Type is TCP/IPIP Address:Port: 502
13 Renaming Devices and Channels Server Configuration Session RequiredChanging names is considered a Major change in ForeseerThe affected device must be Disabled in order to change either the name of the device or the name of a channel installed in that deviceSelect the Device or Channel in the treeRight click and choose “Rename” (or press the F2 Key)
14 Renaming - ContinuedDo NOT use the Delete key to clear the existing nameForeseer reads the Delete key as the keyboard command to DELETE the selected itemUse Backspace insteadForeseer will ask for confirmation before completing a name changeMultiple name changes are allowed during the same Server Configuration sessionEnd Server Configuration (Configuation Menu>>End Server Configuration) when finishedRenaming may cause derived channels to stop functioning.
15 Renaming - ExerciseA device was installed with an incorrect name and needs to be renamed.Rename Device “MVT 1” to the correct name of “GE MVT C52-9A”
16 Adding Channels to Installed Devices Channel Types AllowedMonitored Equipment ChannelData is available directly from the deviceChannel is “programmed” in deviceChannel Address (Element, Register, etc.) is availableForeseer Driver allows channel additionUser Defined ChannelChannel data will be derived from other installed channels
17 Adding Channels - Continued Server Configuration mode requiredDisabling affected device may be necessaryEquipment channels – device must be disabledUser-defined channels – disabling is not necessaryChannel will be added under the selected device in the treeRight click menu selections“Add Channel…” adds a monitored equipment channel“Add User-defined Channel…” adds derived channel
18 Adding Equipment Channels Name the new channelMust be a unique channel nameMaximum of 39 charactersAvoid special characters other than – or _Select the type of channelAnalog – actual metered dataDigital – two-state (on/off, alarm/normal, etc)
19 Adding Equipment Channels Add information to other tabsGeneral, Basic, Advanced are optionalPoint Information requiredElement, Register, etc. for the new channelTab may be named differently in different devicesRequired information is driver specificRequired information is often different between Analog and DigitalModbus Analog ChannelModbus Digital Channel
20 Adding User-defined Channels Name the new channelMust be a unique channel nameMaximum of 39 charactersAvoid Special CharactersSelect the type of channelAnalog – metered valueDigital – two-state valueText Channel – informational text valueDate Channel – calendar date and time value (defaults to date and time the channel is created)
21 Adding User-defined Channels Enter Channel PropertiesGeneral, Basic, and Advanced onlyUser-defined equation for Analog and Digital cannotbe entered in Server ConfigurationAnalog ExampleDigital ExampleText ExampleDate Example
22 Adding Channels - Continued End Server ConfigurationConfiguration Menu>>End Server ConfigurationEnter User-defined Equation for User-defined ChannelsSimple to ComplexLiterally hundreds of possibilities
23 Adding Channels - Exercises UIE Digital ChannelKato Gen 5 Module 3Input 4UIE Analog ChannelInput 6AB PLC Digital ChannelOPC Data Tag: [FAA_TOT]N30:14/11,L1,C1Derived Analog ChannelDerived Digital Channel