OpenComms Nform Reference Manual

OpenComms Nform Reference Manual
SITE MONITORING AND SERVICES
OPENCOMMS™ NFORM VERSION 1.2
QUICK-START GUIDE
INSTALLATION
A - INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
• Insert the OpenComms Nform CD-ROM in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
• Open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the CD-ROM drive.
• Double-click on Setup.exe to begin the OpenComms Nform installation.
• Follow the on-screen instructions.
For more details, see the user manual in the /docs directory of the CD-ROM.
B - LAUNCH THE VIEWER AND LOG ON
• Launch the OpenComms Nform Viewer.
To do this, click on Start, then on Programs,
OpenComms Nform (folder), and finally on
OpenComms Nform (program shortcut).
• In the Server Link Status window, shown at
right, enter the IP address of a server where
Nform was installed. (The default port for the
Alarm Service is 3442.)
• Click on the Connect button.
• In the Alarm Log window, click on File, then Log
On to open the Login window, shown at right.
• Choose Administrator for access to the
Navigate and Configure functions (or Power
User for the Navigate screen only).
• Enter the default password, liebert (casesensitive)—the default for both Administrator
and Power User.
C - INSTALL THE PRIMARY LICENSE KEY
After the initial installation, you will need to install the primary license key. To
do this:
• Launch the Viewer, log on as Administrator (click on File, then Log On),
then click on the Configure tab.
• Double-click on License Key Administration, then click on OpenComms
Nform License Keys.
• Click on File, then on New (or click on the New button on the toolbar).
• The Liebert License Utility windows opens. Click Next.
• Read and accept the terms of the License Agreement by placing a check
mark in the box, then click Next.
• Enter the 24-character license key from the sticker on the CD case (or the
certificate provided by Liebert), then click Submit.
New
button
• Install any additional license keys purchased from Liebert (see the user
manual for more information).
ADD SNMP DEVICES
A - ADD A DEVICE
• Launch the Viewer, log on as Administrator (click on File, then Log On),
then click on the Configure tab.
• Double-click on Device Manager, then click on SNMP Devices.
• Click on File, then on New
(or click on the New button)
to open the Add SNMP
Device window.
• Enter a descriptive device
Name and the IP Address.
• If the device has an SNMP/
Web or OpenComms NIC
card installed, check the
HTML Supported box.
• Click on the appropriate
Device Type, then click on
Name
HTML
the device name from the
IP
support
displayed list (e.g., Liebert
address
UPStation GXT/2U Web).
Device
type
NOTE: Some devices have
both SNMP only and SNMP/Web cards available; be sure to select a
device designated as “Web” when HTML Supported is selected.
• Click the Create button. This opens the SNMP Devices window. Proceed
to the next step, B - Set up the Device.
B - SET UP THE DEVICE
In the SNMP Devices window, configure the appropriate Community and
Timeout for this device.
• The Community box should
have the same community
string configured on the
SNMP card. The community
string is case-sensitive.
• The Timeout box designates
the number of seconds for a
device to respond to an
SNMP query. The default
value is 1 second; Liebert
suggests this is appropriate
in most cases. (If you receive
an excessive number of
timeout error messages,
consider increasing the
time.)
• Click the OK button to finish creating the SNMP device. A message window asks if you want to add this device to the navigation tree.
• Click Yes if to add the device to the navigation tree now (see Build the
Navigation Tree). To continue configuring this device or creating additional SNMP devices, click Cancel.
The device you just set up should appear as an available SNMP device.
ADD FLOOR PLANS
• Copy the floor plan—the HTML file and any associated graphic files—into
the Floorplans folder, which is in the Data folder inside the Nform
application folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\Nform\Data\Floorplans).
• Launch the Viewer, log on as Administrator (click on File, then Log On),
then click on the Configure tab.
• Double-click on Domain Management, then on Local Domain, then
Floorplans.
• Click on File, then on New (or click on the New button).
• In the Name box,
enter a name for the
floor plan, such as
“First Floor Computer
Room.”
• Select a floor plan
from the Graphics
drop-down list. A preview of the selected
floor plan appears.
• Click OK. The
descriptive name
appears as an available floor plan.
• To add the floor plan to the navigation tree, proceed to the next step.
BUILD THE NAVIGATION TREE
• Launch the Viewer, log on as Administrator (click on File, then Log On),
then click on the Configure tab.
• Double-click on Domain Management, then on Local Domain, then Site
Navigation Builder.
• Click on Administrator View to set up the view for the Administrator (or on
Power User View to set up devices for a Power User).
or use
Left
Arrow
button
Floor plan (click &
drag to Monitored
Managed Devices)
• To see items in the navigation tree, move them from the Floorplans and
Unmonitored Managed Devices windows at right to the Monitored
Managed Devices window at left. To do this, click on a device or floor plan
and drag it. (Or click on a device or floor plan, then click on the Left Arrow
button to move it.) Floor plans cannot be added as part of a device and a
device cannot be added as part of another device.
• Click OK to save the changes.
SITE MONITORING AND SERVICES
OPENCOMMS™ NFORM VERSION 1.2
QUICK-START GUIDE
Register your copy of OpenComms Nform at
http://Nform.Liebert.com
Technical Support
WHY REGISTER?
Web Site
http://www.liebert.com
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Online access to Liebert’s OpenComms Nform
support Web site
Access support tools such as white papers,
updated software builds and FAQ pages
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regarding OpenComms Nform announcements
Keep up to date on OpenComms Nform news
releases
Automatically register your installation with our
applications support team
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subject to change without notice.
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