Performance and Visibility RSLinx® Enterprise Getting Results Guide Getting Results Guide Table of contents Chapter 1 Intended audience ................................................................................. 7 Where to find additional information ................................................... 7 Help ................................................................................................. 7 Release Notes .................................................................................. 8 Training programs ........................................................................... 8 Knowledgebases ............................................................................. 8 Consulting services ......................................................................... 9 Introduction Chapter 2 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise What is RSLinx Enterprise?................................................................ 11 Features and benefits........................................................................... 11 Overview of basic concepts ................................................................ 12 FactoryTalk Services Platform ..................................................... 12 Local applications versus Network applications........................... 13 FactoryTalk Administration Console and FactoryTalk View Studio ....................................................................................................... 14 Design-time versus runtime .......................................................... 14 Installation and configuration checklist .............................................. 14 Chapter 3 Minimum system requirements........................................................... 17 Hardware requirements ................................................................. 17 Software requirements .................................................................. 17 Software compatibility .................................................................. 19 Install RSLinx Enterprise .................................................................... 19 Update an existing installation ............................................................ 21 Update a system that already has a FactoryTalk-enabled product installed ......................................................................................... 22 Install RSLinx Enterprise Chapter 4 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface Start FactoryTalk Administration Console ......................................... 23 FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components ....... 24 Add RSLinx Enterprise to the FactoryTalk application ..................... 25 Explore the RSLinx Enterprise Communication Setup editor ............ 25 Right-click versus left-click .......................................................... 27 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 3 Table of contents Chapter 5 Define RSLinx Enterprise server properties Define General server properties ........................................................ 29 Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support a redundant server (optional) ... 30 Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support FactoryTalk Alarms and Events (optional) ............................................................................................. 31 Chapter 6 Add a driver ........................................................................................ 33 If you are running on an Ethernet network ................................... 33 If you are running on any network other than Ethernet ................ 34 Add a device ....................................................................................... 34 Automatically add a device by browsing ...................................... 34 Manually add a device .................................................................. 34 Create shortcuts ................................................................................... 35 Create a configuration Chapter 7 Troubleshooting What to check first when you have problems ..................................... 39 Troubleshooting tools for RSLinx Enterprise ..................................... 39 FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log ............................................... 39 Predefined items............................................................................ 40 Answers to common questions ........................................................... 40 Where is the help for RSLinx Enterprise? .................................... 40 Why don't I see RSLinx Enterprise on my Start menu? ............... 40 Why can't I browse for tags? ......................................................... 40 Why can't I edit my ME configuration? ........................................ 40 Can I run RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic on the same computer? ...................................................................................... 41 How to contact technical support ........................................................ 41 Chapter 8 Advanced topics 4 About the virtual backplane ................................................................ 43 Supported network routes ................................................................... 43 Move RSLinx Enterprise configurations ............................................ 44 Move your shortcuts ..................................................................... 44 Move your physical layout (drivers and devices) ......................... 46 Manage CIP connections .................................................................... 47 Logix controllers with a limited number of connections .............. 48 CIP bridge modules with a limited number of connections .......... 48 Use predefined items to find out how many CIP connections are being used ..................................................................................... 48 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Table of contents Use FactoryTalk Diagnostics to track and troubleshoot CIP connections ................................................................................... 48 Chapter 9 Use RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic For Vista, Windows 2008, and Windows 7 operating systems .......... 51 Dual-channel 1784-PKTX(D) driver ............................................ 51 For all the supported operating systems.............................................. 52 1784-PKTX driver ........................................................................ 52 Serial-DF1 driver (RS232 DF1 devices)....................................... 52 1784-PCIC(S) driver ..................................................................... 52 Glossary Index Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 5 Chapter 1 Introduction The Getting Results Guide provides you with information on installing, navigating, and using RSLinx Enterprise. This chapter includes the following information: Intended audience Where to find additional information Important: Intended audience Where to find additional information The Getting Results Guide is included as a PDF (portable document format) file on your FactoryTalk Services installation DVD. This file must be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the DVD. You should be familiar with: Microsoft Windows operating systems Allen-Bradley PLCs (programmable logic controllers) Rockwell Automation's PLC programming tools FactoryTalk Administration Console For additional information about RSLinx Enterprise, consult the following resources: Help The Help includes all overview, procedural, screen, and reference information for the product. The Help contains these basic components: Overview topics Quick-start topics Step-by-step procedures Dialog box descriptions To view the Help while working in FactoryTalk Administration Console: Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 7 Chapter 1 Introduction Select Contents from the Help menu on FactoryTalk Administration Console main window, then select the book, Work with RSLinx Enterprise, or Click Help on any RSLinx Enterprise dialog box or property screen, or Press F1, or From the Start menu, select Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools > FactoryTalk Help > Work with RSLinx Enterprise. Release Notes The electronic Release Notes provide a list of the hardware and software that is necessary to use RSLinx Enterprise effectively and a list of known anomalies, anomalies fixed, and new features that are available in the current release. The Release Notes are available from the FactoryTalk Services installation DVD. The Release Notes for all FactoryTalk components, including RSLinx Enterprise, are available from the FactoryTalk Help. FactoryTalk Help can be launched from FactoryTalk Administration Console or from the Start menu as described in the previous section. Training programs Rockwell Automation offers a wide range of training programs, from regularly scheduled classes to custom-tailored classes conducted at your site. If you would like more information about these training programs, visit the Rockwell Automation site on the Web or contact the Rockwell Automation Training Coordinator. The Web address and telephone numbers appear on page ii of this document. Knowledgebases The Rockwell Automation Customer Support Center offers an extensive online database that includes frequently asked questions and the latest patches. Please visit http://www.rockwellautomation.com/support and select Knowledgebase under Self-Service Support to access this database. 8 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Introduction Chapter 1 Consulting services Rockwell Automation provides expert consulting and turnkey implementations for making optimal use of Rockwell Software products. Please contact your local representative for more information. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 9 Chapter 1 10 Introduction Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 2 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise This chapter includes the following information: What is RSLinx Enterprise? What is RSLinx Enterprise? Features and benefits Overview of basic concepts Installation and configuration checklist RSLinx Enterprise is a FactoryTalk Live Data™ server and FactoryTalk Alarms and Events server. RSLinx Enterprise configurations, which you create and modify using the Communication Setup editor, are used by your applications to communicate with devices (such as controllers and I/O scanners) on the plant floor. This enables you to see values, such as sensor readings and other controller data from your plant floor devices, on your desktop computer or dedicated PanelView Plus terminal. An RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of: A list of communication devices and their settings (for example, node, baud rate, and alike). Device drivers and their associated properties. A list of potential target devices, with which RSLinx Enterprise can communicate (that is, exchange data). Shortcuts. A shortcut is a name that stands for the device you want to connect to, and the data that device contains. The communication path associated with the shortcut tells the application where to find that data. For FactoryTalk View Machine Edition applications, you can pre-configure RSLinx Enterprise-based communications needed for the runtime applications, using the design software, FactoryTalk View Studio.You can also edit configurations, using Windows CE-based tools on the PanelView Plus terminal. Features and benefits RSLinx Enterprise provides the following features and benefits: Provides access to controller and device data from any FactoryTalk Live Data client. Is optimized for ControlLogix communications. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 11 Chapter 2 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise Overview of basic concepts Checks for devices that support a relatively small number of CIP connections and limits the number of read connections. (The number of write connections remains fixed at 1.) Offers a variety of communication drivers and routing options. Supports Local applications (also called stand-alone applications) for smaller systems, and Network applications (also called distributed applications) for larger systems. For Network applications, provides the option of specifying a secondary, or redundant, server to take over when the primary server fails. Provides editing capabilities outside of FactoryTalk View Studio. You do not have to install FactoryTalk View Studio to edit RSLinx Enterprise configurations. Use FactoryTalk Administration Console, which is installed with FactoryTalk Services. Installs and supports FactoryTalk Alarms and Events. Refer to the Help for more information about FactoryTalk Alarms and Events. Supports FactoryTalk Security to provide a means for system administrators to control access to resources (such as applications or areas), or the ability to perform tasks (such as read and write) in the automation system. In conjunction with FactoryTalk Gateway, provides standard OPC connectivity into the FactoryTalk system for third-party products. For more information about FactoryTalk Gateway, refer to the FactoryTalk Gateway Help. It is important to understand some basic concepts about FactoryTalk and RSLinx Enterprise before you begin working with RSLinx Enterprise within the FactoryTalk Administration Console. For more detailed information about FactoryTalk, refer to the FactoryTalk Help. FactoryTalk Services Platform Formerly known as FactoryTalk Automation Platform, the FactoryTalk Services Platform is an underlying architecture and set of services that Rockwell Automation software products build upon. The FactoryTalk Services Platform: 12 Provides common services (such as diagnostic messages, health monitoring services, access to real-time data) and shares plant resources (such as tags and graphic displays) throughout an automation system. Allows defining plant-floor resources once, and then allows simultaneous access to those resources across product boundaries. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise Chapter 2 Supports centralized security services. The FactoryTalk Services Platform includes the following components: FactoryTalk Directory FactoryTalk Directory allows products to share a common address book, which finds and provides access to plant-floor resources, such as data tags and graphic displays. The FactoryTalk Services Platform includes two separate directories: a Local Directory and a Network Directory. In a Local Directory, a Directory Server, all project information, and all participating software products are located on a single computer. Local applications cannot be shared across a network. A Network Directory organizes project information from multiple FactoryTalk products across multiple computers on a network. FactoryTalk Live Data FactoryTalk Live Data manages connections between FactoryTalk products and data servers. It reads values from, and writes values to, OPC-DA servers (OLE for Process Control - Data Access) and Live Data servers on behalf of client software products, such as FactoryTalk View and FactoryTalk Transaction Manager. FactoryTalk Diagnostics FactoryTalk Diagnostics collects and provides access to activity, status, warning, and error messages generated throughout a FactoryTalk system. FactoryTalk Administration Console FactoryTalk Administration Console is an optional, standalone tool that enables you to configure and manage FactoryTalk-enabled applications. FactoryTalk Security FactoryTalk Security offers centralized security services that provide the ability to control access to your automation system. For more information on configuring FactoryTalk Security, refer to the topic titled About "FactoryTalk Security" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help. Local applications versus Network applications An application organizes project information, including elements such as data servers, HMI servers, and alarm and event servers. The application makes project information available to all FactoryTalk-enabled products participating in a FactoryTalk system. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 13 Chapter 2 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise Network applications are held in a FactoryTalk Network Directory. Project information and participating software products can be located on multiple computers distributed across a network. All of the computers participating in a particular Network application share a common Network Directory Server located on a network computer. Local applications are held in a FactoryTalk Local Directory. Project information is located on a stand-alone computer and is available only to software products installed on that same local computer. Local applications cannot be accessed remotely and cannot share project information with a Network application. FactoryTalk Administration Console and FactoryTalk View Studio To edit RSLinx Enterprise configurations, use FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio as follows: In a Network (distributed) application, you can use either FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio. In a Local application, you can edit locally or remotely using FactoryTalk Administration Console, or you can edit locally or remotely within FactoryTalk View Studio. To edit a FactoryTalk View ME (Machine Edition) project, use FactoryTalk View Studio because of the specific needs of FactoryTalk View ME. Design-time versus runtime RSLinx Enterprise is comprised of design-time and runtime components. The design-time components provide the user interface that enables you to set up devices, drivers, and shortcuts that are ultimately used by the runtime components. Based on this configuration data, the runtime components execute read/write requests received during runtime operation. Installation and configuration checklist 14 Use the following checklist to guide you through the installation and configuration process. Step Description Refer to: 1. Read and understand the RSLinx Enterprise Getting Results Guide. This Guide. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise Chapter 2 Step Description Refer to: 2. Plan your system. "Getting started with a FactoryTalk system" in the FactoryTalk Help. 3. Verify your personal computer meets the "Minimum system requirements" on page 17 minimum hardware and software requirements. 4. Install FactoryTalk Services Platform and "Install RSLinx Enterprise" RSLinx Enterprise. on page 19 5. Configure FactoryTalk Security. "Getting started with security" in the FactoryTalk Help. 6 Add an RSLinx Enterprise server. "Add RSLinx Enterprise to the FactoryTalk application" on page 25 7. Specify general RSLinx Enterprise server properties. "Define General server properties" on page 29 8. Optionally, set up a redundant server to take over if the primary server fails (network applications only). "Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support a redundant server (optional)" on page 30 9. Optionally, set up options for device-based alarms. "Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support FactoryTalk Alarms and Events (optional)" on page 31 10. Add drivers and devices. "Add a driver" on page 33 11. Create shortcuts that point to your target devices. "Create shortcuts" on page 35 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 15 Chapter 2 16 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 3 Install RSLinx Enterprise This chapter contains the following information: Minimum system requirements System requirements Install RSLinx Enterprise software for the first time Update an existing installation To use RSLinx Enterprise, your personal computer must meet the following minimum hardware and software requirements: Hardware requirements To install RSLinx Enterprise, you need the following hardware: Minimum: 1 GHz processor (32-bit or 64-bit), 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) Recommended: 2 GHz or faster processor (32-bit or 64-bit), 2 GB RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit) Software requirements To run RSLinx Enterprise, one of the following operating systems is required: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Standard [64-bit] Windows Server 2012 Datacenter [64-bit] Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard [64-bit] Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter [64-bit] Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 [32-bit] Windows 8.1 [64-bit] Windows 8.1 Professional [32-bit] Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 17 Chapter 3 Install RSLinx Enterprise Windows 8.1 Professional [64-bit] Windows 8.1 Enterprise [32-bit] Windows 8.1 Enterprise [64-bit] Windows 8 Windows 8 [32-bit] Windows 8 [64-bit] Windows 8 Professional [32-bit] Windows 8 Professional [64-bit] Windows 8 Enterprise [32-bit] Windows 8 Enterprise [64-bit] Windows 7 Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 [32-bit] Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 [64-bit] Windows 7 Professional [32-bit] Windows 7 Professional [64-bit] Windows 7 Professional SP 1 [32-bit] Windows 7 Professional SP 1 [64-bit] Windows 7 Enterprise SP 1 [32-bit] Windows 7 Enterprise SP 1 [64-bit] Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 [64-bit] Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard [32-bit] Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard [64-bit] Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard [64-bit] Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard [64-bit] Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise [64-bit] Windows Vista Windows Vista SP2 [32-bit] For the latest information regarding software platform support, refer to http://www.rockwellautomation.com/compatibility/#/scenarios. 18 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Install RSLinx Enterprise Chapter 3 Software compatibility RSLinx Enterprise v5.80.00 (CPR 9 SR 8) has been tested with, and is compatible with, the following Rockwell Automation products: Install RSLinx Enterprise Studio 5000 Logix Designer™ v28.00.00 or earlier FactoryTalk Gateway v3.80.00 FactoryTalk Services Platform v2.80.00 FactoryTalk Alarms and Events v2.80.00 FactoryTalk View v8.10.00 RSLinx Classic v3.80.00 RSLinx Enterprise Setup Wizard supports to automatically install a series of Rockwell software and the necessary prerequisite software, including: Rockwell Software FactoryTalk Services Platform v2.80.00 FactoryTalk Activation Manager v3.62.11 RSLinx Enterprise v5.80.00 FactoryTalk Alarms and Events v2.80.00 Rockwell Automation USB CIP Driver v3.18.06 (for 32-bit operating systems) Rockwell Automation x64 Driver v1.1.18 (for 64-bit operating systems) Prerequisite Software Adobe Reader XI MSXML 4.0 SP2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 FactoryTalk Diagnostics 2.80.00 Windows Firewall Configuration Utility 1.00.07 Important: To install RSLinx Enterprise, you must have administrative rights in Windows on the computers where the software is being installed. The Windows domain Administrator account has these rights, for example. To install RSLinx Enterprise, perform the following steps: Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 19 Chapter 3 Install RSLinx Enterprise 1. Insert the FactoryTalk Services DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears. In the Open control, type x:\setup, where x is the letter of the drive containing the FactoryTalk Services DVD-ROM, and then press Enter or click the OK button. The FactoryTalk Services opening screen appears in a few seconds. 2. On the Welcome to the FactoryTalk Services Setup Wizard dialog box, wait while the wizard is preparing for installation. 3. On the Rockwell Software Common Setup dialog box, follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The general order of the installation will be: Product selection - Click View Release Notes for Selected Product to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements, and to learn about new features included with this version of RSLinx Enterprise. After you have read the Release Notes, click Next. Process Terminating - During the installation, the Setup Wizard identifies Rockwell Automation software that will be replaced. The Setup Wizard automatically terminates the Rockwell Automation processes that are listed on the dialog box. Read the information on the dialog box and check the Rockwell Automation Software that are listed. Click Next to terminate the Rockwell Automation software process and proceed with the installation process. This step is available only if any Rockwell Automation software process needs to be terminate. Important: 20 This procedure could shut down your process applications! Depending on which applications you are installing or upgrading, it is possible that your factory automation system will become inoperable, shutting down your processes. Be certain you have prepared for this downtime and all of your company's systems are prepared for these applications to be terminated. License Agreement - End-user license agreements (EULA) spell out your rights and responsibilities. Depending on the applications being installed, it is possible that there may be more than one license agreement on this page. The individual license agreements are listed above the text box. Read the entire Software License Agreement. Click Accept all to continue installation, or click Decline to exit the installation. Configuration Summary - This summary indicates the software that will be included in the installation process. Clicking on any of the prerequisites or Rockwell Software will display a description in the Description window. The bottom of the screen shows the total hard drive space required for the selected application as well as the space required for all products that will be installed. When ready to Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Install RSLinx Enterprise Chapter 3 proceed, click Install to start the RSLinx Enterprise installation process. FTA server incompatible - This page lists the incompatible activation servers. This page is available only if any activation server is incompatible and needs to be updated. Read the information and check the servers that are listed. Click Next to proceed with the installation process. 4. After the RSLinx Enterprise software finishes installing, the Rockwell Software Setup dialog box opens. Read the installation summary on the dialog box. Click Finish. 5. A window opens and prompts you to restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer or click No to restart later. The RSLinx Enterprise installation is complete. Important: You must restart your computer after installing Rockwell Software products. If you are installing multiple products, you must restart your computer after all of the products are installed. 6. When you finish installing the software, remove the FactoryTalk Services DVD from the DVD-ROM drive, and store it in a safe place. Update an existing installation Note the following before upgrading RSLinx Enterprise: You must have administrative rights in Windows on the computers where RSLinx Enterprise is being installed. For example, the Windows domain Administrator account has these rights. Be sure that you install RSLinx Enterprise with the compatible Rockwell Automation products. Perform the following steps to upgrade from a previous version of the software: 1. Stop your current version of RSLinx Enterprise. 2. Insert the FactoryTalk Services product DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. Perform the installation steps in the order presented on the screen. You can refer to Install RSLinx Enterprise on page 19 for the installation steps. Important: The old version of RSLinx Enterprise that exists on your computer is automatically uninstalled when you install RSLinx Enterprise v5.80.00 (CPR 9 SR 8). 3. Restart your computer. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 21 Chapter 3 Install RSLinx Enterprise Important: You must restart your computer after installing Rockwell Software products. If you are installing multiple products, you must restart your computer after all of the products are installed. Update a system that already has a FactoryTalk-enabled product installed If you are installing RSLinx Enterprise on a Windows platform, on which other FactoryTalk-enabled products are currently installed, you must first verify that all products are of the same CPR number. You can do this from Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features (view by small icons). The CPR number is shown with the product. If any products are of a previous release, you must uninstall the products (following the sequence: uninstall FactoryTalk Activation Manager > uninstall FactoryTalk Services Platform > uninstall FactoryTalk Diagnostics last), restart your computer, and then use the installation DVD to install the correct release version. If the CPR versions are compatible, verify that FactoryTalk Administration Console is installed, using the following procedure: 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features (view by small icons). 2. Right click FactoryTalk Services Platform from the program list. 3. Select Change to start the installation wizard. 4. Select Modify from the Program Maintenance screen. 5. Verify the installation status of FactoryTalk Administration Console. 22 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 4 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface This chapter includes the following information: Start FactoryTalk Administration Console Start FactoryTalk Administration Console Basic FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components Explore the Communication Setup editor RSLinx Enterprise is launched from within Factory Talk Administration Console. To start FactoryTalk Administration Console, use the following procedure: 1. From the Start menu, select Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console. 2. Select the FactoryTalk Directory you want to use. Refer to Chapter 2 for more information about Network and Local applications. Important: Depending on the security settings, you may be required to enter a User name and Password to open an application. Refer to the FactoryTalk Help for more information. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 23 Chapter 4 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components 24 FactoryTalk Administration Console is made up of the following basic user interface components: Item Description 1 The Explorer pane contains the Application tab and the Communications tab. 2 The Application tab shows your applications in tree format as you create them. With the Application tab, you can view and manage your applications. You use FactoryTalk Administration Console to add references to data servers, such as RSLinx Enterprise, within FactoryTalk applications. For more information about creating applications in the FactoryTalk Administration Console, refer to the FactoryTalk Administration Console Help. 3 The Communications tab provides a view from the computer you are currently using. With the Communications tab, you can browse for devices your computer can access on the network (similar to RSWho in RSLinx Classic) and shows them in tree format. The tree is composed of networks, chassis, devices, and services. The status bar on this tab indicates whether the computer is online or offline, and whether it is browsing or not browsing. 4 The workspace is an empty pane when you start FactoryTalk Administration Console. When you launch RSLinx Enterprise from the Explorer pane, the Communication Setup editor opens in the workspace. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface Add RSLinx Enterprise to the FactoryTalk application Chapter 4 To begin using RSLinx Enterprise after you install it, you must first add it to a FactoryTalk application, which is created in the FactoryTalk Directory. Use the following procedure to add RSLinx Enterprise to an application. 1. In the Explorer window, position the cursor on the area or application, to which you want to add the RSLinx Enterprise server. 2. Right-click the area or application, select Add New Server>Rockwell Automation Device Server (RSLinx Enterprise). 3. In the RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties tabs, set the server properties. These tabs are described in Chapter 5. 4. Click OK to add the RSLinx Enterprise server to the application. Explore the RSLinx Enterprise Communication Setup editor Use the Communication Setup editor to add drivers, add devices, set up driver and device properties, and set up device shortcuts in your RSLinx Enterprise configurations. To open the Communication Setup editor, perform the following steps: 1. In the Explorer pane, expand the appropriate application in the application tree. 2. Expand RSLinx Enterprise. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 25 Chapter 4 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface 3. Double-click Communication Setup. The Communication Setup editor opens in the workspace. Important: 26 Modifying this data at run time could cause unexpected results. See "Making run-time changes in FactoryTalk applications" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help. Item Description 1 In the Device Shortcuts area, you can add, remove, and modify shortcuts and apply the shortcut properties to the selected shortcut name. A shortcut is a name that stands for the device you want to connect to, and the data that device contains. The shortcut is associated with a communication path to tell the application where to find that data. 2 Tab(s) contain a communication tree control, representing the communication topology. Depending on your product, you will see the following tabs: FactoryTalk View SE (Site Edition) Local: Primary tab FactoryTalk View SE Network: Primary tab and, if server redundancy is selected, Secondary tab. Use the tabs to add, remove, and modify devices and drivers. Menu options are shown by right-clicking the various nodes within the communication tree. 3 Mode indicates whether you are Online or Offline. 4 Browse status indicates whether or not RSLinx Enterprise is interrogating the network to determine if there are additional devices present. 5 Shortcut Properties Table indicates the properties associated with the selected shortcut. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface Chapter 4 Item Description 6 Shortcut options indicate the options associated with the selected shortcut type. Note: If unsolicited message is selected in the Shortcut Type, the following shortcut options display under the Shortcut type in the Communication Setup editor. For any other shortcut type (that is, processor, EDS parameter, or symbolic), the shortcut options are not visible. 7 Status shows messages that assist you as you configure your shortcuts. OK Saves any changes and closes the Communication Setup editor. Cancel Closes the Communication Setup editor without saving the current changes. Verify Shows a summary of the shortcuts you created, and their associated status messages. Help Opens Help. Right-click versus left-click To do this: Do this: Select a device on the communication Left-click the device. If it is a valid device selection, the Apply button will become tree to apply a shortcut to it. active. If it is an invalid device selection, status message (6) will alert you. Start browsing the network. Left-click a network on the communication tree. The Browse status (4) will indicate Browsing. or Right-click a network. Select Start Browsing from the context menu. Stop browsing the network. Right-click a network. Select Stop Browsing from the context menu. View or edit a property screen. Right-click the device or network. Select Properties from the context menu. View a context menu. Right-click. Important: To open the property screen for a device, do not left-click the device to select it before right-clicking to open the property screen. The left-click action selects a shortcut target, which may or may not be the intended target for the highlighted shortcut. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 27 Chapter 4 Start RSLinx Enterprise and explore the user interface If making an edit in the development environment will adversely affect the run-time system, warnings have been added to FactoryTalk to alert you. If the change is made through a dialog box, this warning icon: appears next to the component where the edit can be made. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon shows the following message: "Modifying this data at run time could cause unexpected results. See Making run-time changes in FactoryTalk applications in the Help." If the edit is made through a menu item, the message opens when you click the menu item. 28 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 5 Define RSLinx Enterprise server properties This chapter includes the following information: Define General server properties Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support redundant servers (optional) Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support FactoryTalk Alarms and Events (optional) To launch the Communication Setup editor, double-click Communication Setup from the Explorer under the RSLinx Enterprise server icon. The RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties dialog box opens. Define General server properties Both Local and Network applications require you to specify server properties on the General tab of the RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties dialog box. The server name is RSLinx Enterprise and cannot be changed after the server has been created. Use the Description field to describe a component’s location, to identify a contact person or number in the event of failure, or to keep track of changes or version information. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 29 Chapter 5 Define RSLinx Enterprise server properties For Local applications, the computer hosting the RSLinx Enterprise server defaults to localhost and cannot be changed. For Network applications, identify the computer where the RSLinx Enterprise server resides by either clicking Browse or typing the computer name. If you are going to set up a redundant server, click the Redundancy tab. Otherwise, click Apply to save the server information, and then click OK to close the dialog box. Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support a redundant server (optional) On the Redundancy tab of the RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties dialog box, you can set up a secondary (redundant) server that will take over in the event that there is service loss of the primary RSLinx Enterprise server. The secondary server cannot be hosted on the same computer as the primary server.You can set up a redundant data server for a network (distributed) application only. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help for more information about redundant servers. To set up a redundant server, on the Redundancy tab: 1. Select Provide redundancy using a secondary server. 2. Type the name of the computer that the secondary server will run on, or click Browse to locate and select a computer. 3. Select a switchover option. If you are going to set up FactoryTalk Alarms and Events support, click the Alarms and Events tab. Otherwise, click Apply to save the server information, and then click OK to close the dialog box. 30 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Define RSLinx Enterprise server properties Set up RSLinx Enterprise to support FactoryTalk Alarms and Events (optional) Chapter 5 On the Alarms and Events tab of the RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties dialog box, you can configure the selected server for FactoryTalk Alarm and Event device-based alarm monitoring. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help, or click Help on the property page before attempting to set up FactoryTalk Alarms and Events support. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 31 Chapter 5 32 Define RSLinx Enterprise server properties Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 6 Create a configuration This chapter includes the following information: Add a driver Add a device Create shortcuts To begin working with RSLinx Enterprise, you must add an RSLinx Enterprise data server to the FactoryTalk Directory. This procedure is described in Chapter 4. Once you have added RSLinx Enterprise and configured its properties, use the Communication Setup editor to add drivers, set up driver and device properties, and set up device shortcuts. To launch the Communication Setup editor, double-click Communication Setup from the Explorer under the RSLinx Enterprise data provider. Add a driver A driver is software that interacts with a network interface (such as the interface that connects your computer to the Ethernet network) and manages the exchange of communication packets over the network, to which the interface is attached. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help for information about the drivers that are supported. If you are running on an Ethernet network If you are running on an Ethernet network, right-click the network shown (for example, Ethernet), and select Start Browsing to populate the driver with devices to add a driver. Important: Some Ethernet devices may not support the browse protocol used by RSLinx Enterprise on Ethernet. If the devices you expect to appear during the browse do not appear, manually add the devices to the workstation's Ethernet network by right-clicking on the network and selecting Add Device. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 33 Chapter 6 Create a configuration If you are running on any network other than Ethernet If you are running on any network other than Ethernet, right-click the device shown at this workstation, and select Add Driver to add a driver. Add a device You can add devices by browsing the network, or you can manually add devices. Automatically add a device by browsing The list of potential device targets for RSLinx Enterprise can be gathered during online browsing. During a browse cycle, RSLinx Enterprise scans the network addresses, determines the present devices, and shows them in tree format. The display shows the set of devices discovered during the most recent browse cycle. If a device is not found during a browse, it does not appear on the display, regardless of whether or not that device was previously discovered. If you are running on an Ethernet network, right-click the network shown (for example, Ethernet) to start browsing. The network is automatically populated with devices. Browse the virtual backplane When you select the virtual backplane on the user interface, RSLinx Enterprise may not automatically discover devices that reside in it. If you have added the device with a separate software package, such as the SoftLogix Chassis Monitor or RSLinx Classic, this is most likely to happen . If you think you have devices resident in your virtual backplane that are not showing up on the RSLinx Enterprise user interface, you can right-click the virtual backplane and select Start Browsing, or Show All Devices to see those devices. If the devices do not appear, saved configuration data is not lost. Manually add a device You can manually add the devices to the workstation's network using the following procedure: 34 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Create a configuration Chapter 6 1. Right-click the network or driver and select Add Device. A list of Available Devices that applies only to the network you selected opens. 2. Select the device you wish to add, and click OK. The device is added below the driver or network on the communication tree. Unless your application requires a specific device version, you should select the most recent revision of that device. For information on device revisions in the device list, see the drivers, device, and shortcuts section of "Frequently asked question" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help. The Help also provides information about how to add and configure drives and devices. Create shortcuts Your application uses a configuration file to communicate with devices on the network. This file contains at least one shortcut, which is a name that stands for the device you want to connect to and the data that device contains. The communication path associated with the shortcut tells the application where to find that data. Here are some important aspects about device shortcuts: A shortcut needs to be configured for each device that the application needs to access. The connected device must be capable of providing data to the application. Shortcuts are stored on a per-FactoryTalk application basis instead of being associated with the RSLinx Enterprise server itself. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 35 Chapter 6 Create a configuration Shortcuts are added, deleted, or modified using the Shortcut Editor in the Device Shortcuts area of the Communication Setup editor. To create a shortcut, use the following procedure: 1. In the Device Shortcuts area of the Communication Setup editor, click Add. A default shortcut named New_Shortcut is created. 2. If you wish to change the name of the shortcut, you can enter the new name at this point. When creating a shortcut name: Use the name of the controller, in which the data (tags) resides. Ensure that the name is unique within this FactoryTalk View application. Do not use any of the following characters: . (period), ], [, %, or /. Keep shortcut names as short as possible. The name must be less than 255 characters. Do not give the same name to RSLinx Enterprise shortcuts and RSLinx Classic topics. If a shortcut has the same name as a topic, tags will not be shown for one of them during a tag browse. 3. Select the device on the communication tree by clicking the device that contains the data you want to access for this shortcut, and click Apply. A dialog box opens to confirm your changes. 4. Optional -- You may also choose to use an Offline Tag File by entering the path and name of the file in the Properties Table or by clicking Browse... and browsing for the file. Click Apply in the Device Shortcuts area. An offline tag file is a ControlLogix project file (.acd) that contains tag data. You can use this file to browse for tags when designing your application when the controller is not online. Important: The ControlLogix program file (.acd) must be located on the local computer, instead of on a networked location. The offline file must be located in the specified directory on all RSLinx Enterprise server machines associated with the shortcut. 5. Optional -- Enable Alarms and Events support for this shortcut by selecting Yes from the menu in the Shortcut Properties Table. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help before enabling Alarms and Events support for a shortcut. 6. To see the status messages associated with each shortcut you have configured, click Verify on the Communication Setup editor. 36 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Create a configuration Chapter 6 7. When you have finished adding shortcuts, click OK to close the Communication Setup editor. The shortcuts are not saved until you click OK to close this dialog box. A dialog box opens to confirm your changes. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 37 Chapter 6 38 Create a configuration Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 7 Troubleshooting This chapter includes the following information: What to check first when you have problems What to check first if you are having problems Troubleshooting tools for RSLinx Enterprise Answers to common questions How to contact technical support Does your computer meet the minimum hardware and software requirements? Refer to Chapter 3 for these requirements. Is the FactoryTalk Administration Console installed on your computer? If you are running on a Windows platform, verify that FactoryTalk Administration Console is installed using the following procedure: 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features (view by small icons). 2. Right click FactoryTalk Automation Platform from the program list. 3. Select Change to start the installation wizard. 4. Select Modify from the Program Maintenance screen. 5. Verify the installation status of FactoryTalk Administration Console. Troubleshooting tools for RSLinx Enterprise RSLinx Enterprise provides diagnostic tools, with which you can troubleshoot problems when they occur: FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log Predefined items FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log In a FactoryTalk-enabled automation system, Rockwell Software products monitor system activity and generates detailed diagnostic messages. Meanwhile, FactoryTalk Diagnostics collects this activity, warning, error, and audit messages from all participating products throughout a distributed system and routes them to Local Logs (also called event logs) on each computer. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 39 Chapter 7 Troubleshooting If you encounter a problem, you can review the events in the log that led up to the problem to assist in determining the cause. Or you can monitor the log to identify potential problems and take corrective action before a problem occurs. Refer to the FactoryTalk Help for more information about FactoryTalk Diagnostics and the event log. Predefined items Predefined items are counters or strings that are made available by RSLinx Enterprise as data items for diagnostic purposes. These predefined items access information contained in RSLinx Enterprise. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help for more information about predefined items. Answers to common questions Where is the help for RSLinx Enterprise? From the FactoryTalk Administration Console, select Help > Contents > FactoryTalk Help > Work with RSLinx Enterprise. If this book is not present, RSLinx Enterprise is not installed on your computer. Refer to Chapter 3 for the installation procedure. Why don't I see RSLinx Enterprise on my Start menu? RSLinx Enterprise uses the FactoryTalk Administration Console to edit all of the configuration data and does not require a standalone interface. FactoryTalk View Studio can also make changes to RSLinx Enterprise configurations. Therefore, if you are using FactoryTalk View Site Edition or FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, you do not have to leave the main user interface. Why can't I browse for tags? Tag browsing (that is, browsing online for data items) is not supported in the FactoryTalk Administration Console. To browse for tags and connect them to components in your system, you must use the FactoryTalk View Studio or the FactoryTalk Transaction Manager tag browsers. Why can't I edit my ME configuration? Editing HMI servers within applications, namely FactoryTalk View SE Distributed, SE Local, and ME, is not supported in the FactoryTalk 40 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Troubleshooting Chapter 7 Administration Console. The FactoryTalk Administration Console is intended to configure and manage your application. To edit SE or ME configurations, you must use FactoryTalk View Studio. Can I run RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic on the same computer? RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic can run simultaneously on the same computer, although there are some considerations that you must be aware of to avoid resource conflicts between these two applications. Refer to Chapter 9 for more information. How to contact technical support Questions concerning installation and use of RSLinx Enterprise software are handled by the Rockwell Automation Customer Support Center. The center is staffed Monday through Friday, except on U.S. holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time zone for calls originating within the U.S. and Canada. To reach the Customer Support Center, call 440-646-3434 and follow the prompts. For calls originating outside the U.S. or Canada, locate the number in your country by visiting http://support.rockwellautomation.com/contact information. When you call, you should be at your computer and be prepared to provide the following information: The product version number. The type of hardware you are using. The exact wording of any errors or messages that appeared on your screen. A description of what happened and what you were doing when the problem occurred. A description of how you attempted to solve the problem. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 41 Chapter 7 42 Troubleshooting Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 8 Advanced topics The following topics are presented in this section: About the virtual backplane About the virtual backplane Supported network routes Move RSLinx Enterprise configurations Manage CIP connections The virtual backplane is a driver service that provides connectivity between RSLinx Enterprise and various device drivers and other applications within the RSLinx Enterprise server. It allows the software modules and communications resources contained in the server to be configured and visualized in a manner similar to the devices in a ControlLogix system. For example, both the PCICS and PKTCS device drivers plug into the virtual backplane. Packets received by one of these communications interface cards can be routed across the virtual backplane to (or through) any other interface card whose driver plugs into the virtual backplane, or to any application that plugs into the virtual backplane, such as the SoftLogix5xxx controller. This is very similar to having a 1756-CNB and a 1756-ENBT module plugged into a ControlLogix chassis: packets received across the ENBT can be routed across the backplane and out the CNB module, or to a controller sitting in the backplane. It is important to remember that RSLinx Enterprise occupies a slot in the virtual backplane (as can RSLinx Classic), which means that it is able to be both a source and a destination for packets sent over the backplane. This chassis-like model is carried over to the PanelView Plus platforms in a minimalistic fashion. For ControlNet support, those platforms implement two-slot virtual backplanes, where RSLinx Enterprise sits in one slot (slot #0) and the 2711P-RN15S ControlNet Scanner card sits in the other (slot #1). Supported network routes The preferred route for PCCC networks is for the RSLinx Enterprise engine to be connected to the end device. For example, a PanelView Plus device connected directly to a PLC-5, or an RSLinx Enterprise data server on a Windows computer connected directly to a DH+/RIO module in a ControlLogix rack. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 43 Chapter 8 Advanced topics RSLinx Enterprise allows you to change the network type used when going across a route that includes multiple CIP (Control and Information Protocol; for example, Ethernet or ControlNet) hops. RSLinx Enterprise does not support offlink routes. Offlink routes are network paths, in which the underlying network protocol changes. This mean if you originally start on a PCCC route (for example, DH+/DH485, DH-RIO), you cannot switch to a CIP route such as ControlNet or Ethernet. The reverse is also true: you cannot start on a CIP route (for example., Ethernet to ControlLogix to DH+ to PLC-5), and then switch to a PCCC route. Move RSLinx Enterprise configurations The following sections provide guidelines for moving your shortcuts from application to application and for moving your list of selected hardware from computer to computer. Before moving your files, stop the RSLinx Enterprise service using the Windows Service Control Panel. Move your shortcuts You can reuse shortcuts developed in one application for RSLinx Enterprise for another RSLinx application without having to re-enter the shortcuts using the following procedures. These procedures move only the shortcuts and not the drivers themselves. Move shortcuts from one computer to another: same application 1. Right-click the RSLinx Enterprise server in the application tree and select Properties. 2. Change the computer name in the Computer hosting the RSLinx Enterprise server box to the new location of the RSLinx Enterprise server. 3. A warning message opens to alert you that this procedure changes the RSLinx Enterprise server reference. You must reapply your shortcuts because the paths may not be set correctly; only the shortcut name is preserved. Follow the instructions provided on the dialog box. Move shortcuts on the same computer: different application 1. Identify the computer, on which your FactoryTalk Directory Server is located. 2. On that FactoryTalk Directory Server computer, locate the shortcuts.xml file in: 44 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Advanced topics Chapter 8 C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RNAServer\Global\RnaStore\yo ur_application_name\any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have\your_RS Linx_Enterprise_server_name This assumes that you have not changed your documents and settings location, and that you installed Windows to the C:\ drive Your_application_name is the name of your application, and within the application are folders and sub folders for areas and sub areas, if used. Any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have will match a file directory of the same name. Your_RSLinx_Enterprise_server_name will match the name of your RSLinx Enterprise data server in the application (the default is RSLinx Enterprise). 3. Move the shortcuts.xml file to the path where your new application is; all your shortcuts names will be moved there. For example: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RNAServer\Global\RnaStore\your_NEW_applicati on_name\any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have\your_RSLinx_Enterp rise_server_name 4. For each shortcut, you must reapply the path to the end device. This method works for moving shortcuts between Local applications (remembering that Local applications always use the computer, on which it runs as the Local FactoryTalk Directory server), and for moving shortcuts between Local and Networked applications. The path for local shortcuts is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RNAServer\Local\ RnaStore\your_application_name_here\your_RSLinx_Enterprise_serve r_name. Move shortcuts from one computer to another: different application To move shortcuts between computers and between applications, follow the same path on the FactoryTalk Directory server as described in the previous section. Keep in mind that the FactoryTalk Directory server will have a directory for each application and for each RSLinx Enterprise server. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 45 Chapter 8 Advanced topics Move shortcuts from one computer to another: different FactoryTalk Directory To move shortcuts between computers, even with different FactoryTalk Directories, follow the same path on the FactoryTalk Directory server as described in the previous section. Keep in mind that the FactoryTalk Directory server will have a directory for each application and for each RSLinx Enterprise server, and you can move from application to application. It is important to remember that your shortcut names are copied, but not the associated paths; so you must reapply each shortcut. Move your physical layout (drivers and devices) Applications using RSLinx Enterprise data services from the same RSLinx Enterprise host computer always share the same physical hardware configuration (for example, drivers and devices). In this case, there is no need to move hardware configurations from one application to another. Move from one computer to another Important: Only qualified personnel familiar with RSLinx Enterprise and the consequences associated with moving the RSLinxNg.xml file should perform the procedure described in this section. These consequences include: Driver mismatch (different driver configurations, including addresses) Communications interfaces mismatch (some cards may get inappropriately reconfigured) Topology mismatch (including subnets) Contact Rockwell Automation Technical Support for assistance. This procedure is typically used for the following reasons: You have nearly identical control systems on similar process lines, and you want to copy the same hardware configurations to duplicate RSLinx Enterprise host computers on each line. or You have nearly identical workstations (RSLinx Enterprise hosts) in the same control system, each having the same perspective of the network, and the same hardware configuration is needed in each workstation. You can: 46 Copy I/O configurations Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Advanced topics Chapter 8 Avoid losing user-assigned device names Avoid having to reapply shortcuts for applications copied from the source computer By using the following procedure: 1. Stop the RSLinx Enterprise service, using the Windows Service Control Panel on both the source and the target computers. Important: If a Rockwell Automation application attempts to use RSLinx Enterprise service, RSLinx Enterprise will restart. Rockwell Automation applications that use RSLinx Enterprise must be stopped or shut down before you proceed. This will prevent the service from automatically starting, while you are moving the configuration file. 2. Use Windows Explorer to locate the file an RSLinxNG.xml file in the directory C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RSLinx Enterprise. This assumes you have not changed your documents and settings location and that you installed Windows to the C:\ drive. 3. Copy RSLinxNG.xml from the source computer to the target computer, and restart the computer hosting RSLinx Enterprise. This results in an exact copy of the source computer's hardware configuration. Important: Manage CIP connections Any time you change the RSLinx Enterprise physical configuration (RSLinxNG.xml), you may break existing application shortcut assignments. Check all shortcut assignments in all applications that use the RSLinx Enterprise service on the same host workstation to ensure that the correct devices are assigned. Prior to CPR 9 Service Release 2, RSLinx Enterprise would, by default, open up to five CIP connections to a Logix controller: Four for read operations and one for write operations. In some system configurations, the maximum connection resources in a controller or bridge module could be reached fairly quickly. In this situation, if the client load changed, problems could result. For example, if an HMI terminal was introduced into the system, it could cause performance variation among all terminals in the system, or you might not be able to go online with programming software. Starting from CPR 9 Service Release 2, RSLinx Enterprise checks for devices that support a relatively small number of CIP connections and limits the number of read connections. The number of write connections remains fixed at 1. These devices are described in the following sections. By default, all other devices and bridge modules still open as many as four read connections and one write connection. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 47 Chapter 8 Advanced topics Logix controllers with a limited number of connections The following Logix controllers are assigned from 1 to 4 read connections, as configured, with the default being 1 read connection and 1 write connection. This is determined at runtime and is based on the actual controller, not the type specified in the RSLinx Enterprise topology, if it is different. 1769-L23E-QB1 1769-L23-QBFC1 17-69-L23E-QBFC1 CIP bridge modules with a limited number of connections The following communication bridge modules are assigned from 1 to 4 read connections, as configured, with the default being 1 read connection and 1 write connection.This is determination is based on the RSLinx Enterprise topology; only the bridge module closest to the target controller is checked. 1756-DHRIO 1756-DHRIO 1761-NET-ENI Use predefined items to find out how many CIP connections are being used To determine how many CIP connections RSLinx Enterprise is using for a particular path, create a shortcut using that path and then check the value in the @ConnectionsActive predefined item. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise Help for more information on predefined items. Use FactoryTalk Diagnostics to track and troubleshoot CIP connections FactoryTalk Diagnostics The following FactoryTalk Diagnostics messages are used to support this feature: 48 I_CLXDP_STARTED_ON_ROUTE is logged when a CLX data provider is started. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Advanced topics Chapter 8 I_CLXDP_MAX_READ_CONNECTIONS is logged to indicate the maximum number of read connections that the data provider will attempt to open. Refer to the FactoryTalk Help for more information about FactoryTalk Diagnostics. Change the allocation of CIP connections Configuration parameters in the registry file or the RSLinxNG.xml file can be used to override the default values. Refer to Rockwell Knowledgebase Answer ID 39366 for information on manually changing the connection allocation. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 49 Chapter 8 50 Advanced topics Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Chapter 9 Use RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic can run simultaneously on the same computer. This is a common setup if you need to create or edit a program using RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, and RSLogix 5000 software or Logix Designer application, which require RSLinx Classic, for use in an application, and you must accomplish this using only one computer. Important: For Vista, Windows 2008, and Windows 7 operating systems RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic cannot support unsolicited messages on the same computer. To support unsolicited message, RSLinx Enterprise needs to bind the TCP/IP port 44818 to receive CIP messages. This port is reserved by CIP standard, which means that other CIP products from third parties (for example, RSLinx Classic and KepServerEx) may also bind this port. To avoid the port binding conflict issue, do NOT enable the unsolicited message function of RSLinx Enterprise on the same machine where other CIP products (such as RSLinx Classic and KepServerEx) need to bind the TCP/IP port 44818. For Vista, Windows 2008, and Windows 7 operating systems, if your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of a: Dual-channel 1784-PKTX(D) driver As of CPR 9 SR 2, RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic both install and use the same 1784-PKTX(D) driver. RSLinx Enterprise uses the first channel (assigned by default and cannot be changed). RSLinx Classic uses the second channel. If you are running on Vista, Windows 2008, or Windows 7 operating system, and your RSLinx Enterprise or RSLinx Classic configuration consists of a dual-channel 1784-PKTX(D) driver, you configure the driver for both RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic. See "Configure the 1784-PKTX(D) driver for RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help for this procedure. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 51 Chapter 9 Use RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic Important: For all the supported operating systems This applies only to the dual-channel 1784-PKTX(D) driver; the single-channel1784-PKTX driver can be configured in only one RSLinx product at a time. For all the supported operating systems, if your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of a: 1784-PKTX driver If your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of a 1784-PKTX driver, and you need RSLinx Classic to communicate using that same driver, then you must share the driver within RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic. See "Sharing an RSLinx Enterprise driver with RSLinx Classic" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help for this procedure. Important: You can use this procedure for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems; however, the previous procedure is the preferred method. Serial-DF1 driver (RS232 DF1 devices) If your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of a Serial-DF1 driver (RS232 DF1 devices), and you need RSLinx Classic to communicate using that same driver, you must share the driver within RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic. See "Sharing an RSLinx Enterprise driver with RSLinx Classic" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help for this procedure. 1784-PCIC(S) driver If your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of a 1784-PCIC(S) driver, you configure the driver in RSLinx Enterprise, and then add a virtual backplane to RSLinx Classic. The virtual backplane is a sharable component between RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise. Because the 1784-PCIC(S) plugs into the virtual backplane, it is sharable as well. See "Sharing the RSLinx Enterprise virtual backplane with RSLinx Classic" in the RSLinx Enterprise Help for this procedure. 52 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Glossary application. A set of data elements used to implement a control system. See Network application, Local application. area. Areas organize and subdivide a distributed Network application into logical or physical divisions. For example, separate areas may correspond with separate manufacturing lines in a facility, separate plants in different geographical locations, or different manufacturing processes. Areas are not available with Local applications. bus. In RSLinx Enterprise, a bus is defined as a network, a driver, or chassis. channel. In RSLinx Enterprise, a channel is a driver. CIP. Control and Information Protocol. client. A component or subsystem that uses data or functionality provided by some other component or subsystem (the server). The term can also refer to the computer that executes this software, connecting to a server computer across a communications network. configuration. A file that contains information about the physical structure you defined for your system. This file includes all network paths, defined drivers and devices, data providers, and object protocols. CPR. Coordinated Product Release. data access server. A server that provides tags. data element. An individually addressable item of data. For example, a tag (for example, OPC or HMI), or an HMI Project Component (for example, a graphic display, event file, node, channel). Data Provider. Logic that knows how to speak to a particular class of products. One of the building blocks of RSLinx Enterprise, a Data Provider acts as a multiplexor for multiple clients and optimizes what data can be read together for more efficient handling. deploy. To copy and distribute project files to designated directories on other computers. distributed application. See Network application. driver. Software that interacts with a network interface (such as the interface that connects your computer to the Ethernet network), and manages the exchange of communication packets over the network, to which the interface is attached. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 53 Glossary FactoryTalk. FactoryTalk is a set of services and technologies that enable Rockwell Automation products to work together to share information across all layers of an enterprise. FactoryTalk Administrative Console. A stand-alone tool used to configure and administer FactoryTalk applications. This tool may be used to perform such tasks as creating areas and data server elements, creating user accounts and user groups, configuring security permissions, and viewing system-wide diagnostic messages. FactoryTalk Administration Console installs along with most FactoryTalk-enabled software products. FactoryTalk Alarms and Events. FactoryTalk Alarms and Events is a set of distributed services that allows participating FactoryTalk products, such as FactoryTalk View, to use the alarm information, which is detected from devices that are distributed across an application. FactoryTalk Directory. The FactoryTalk Directory contains the information that allows a distributed automation system to organize, browse, and locate all the data and services available to it. A FactoryTalk Directory can contain multiple applications, which allows multiple automation systems on the same network. FactoryTalk Live Data. FactoryTalk Live Data is a service that reads and writes tag values (OPC items) to or from any OPC-DA (OLE for process Control - Data Access) or Live Data server on behalf of client software products, such as FactoryTalk View Site Edition and FactoryTalk Transaction Manager. GUI. Graphical user interface. HMI. Human machine interface. local. Using a single computer to carry out a task. Local application. A Local application is accessible only from the local computer where it resides. Even if the computer is connected to a network or a Network application resides on the same computer, the Local application remains self-contained and does not share its data or any of its project elements. Local applications do not support areas. Also called stand-alone applications. Network application. A software system that uses several interconnected computers that share information and processing duties to accomplish its tasks. A Network application organizes project elements from multiple FactoryTalk-enabled products. All of the computers participating in a particular application share a common FactoryTalk Directory located on a network computer. Also called a distributed application. offline data item. A data item (tag) whose server is not currently available but whose name is still available for browsing, selection, and use. Offline data items are read directly from a controller’s project file. 54 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Glossary online data item. A data item (tag) whose server is currently available to supply data. Online data items are read directly from a controller, just as they are defined in that controller. OPC. A set of industry-standard specifications that define interfaces for communicating with automation devices and services. Applying OPC standards makes interoperability possible among automation and control applications, field systems and devices, and business and office applications that are supplied by different vendors. packet. The transmission unit exchanged at the network layer. PCCC (PC3). Programmable Controller Communication Commands. redundancy. The availability of a standby hardware or software module that can assume the responsibilities of a primary hardware or software module if that primary module fails. reference. A link from one data element to another. The referring element is called the source element, and the referenced element is called the target element. A graphic display, for example, typically reference tags, which supply it with runtime data. runtime. The operation of a control system. server. A subsystem that provides services for clients, using a set of interfaces. shortcut. Represents a device that you want to connect to on the network, and the data that device contains. The communication path associated with the shortcut tells the application where to find that data. This symbolic reference to a physical device is similar to a topic in RSLinx Classic. stand-alone application. All application components in a stand-alone application are located on a single computer, and are only accessible from the computer where they reside. Stand-alone applications do not support areas. Also called Local applications. tag. A logical name for a variable in a device or in local memory. For example, a tag can represent a process variable in a Logix5000 controller. Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 55 Glossary 56 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Index event log, FactoryTalk Diagnostics 39 A adding a data server 25 adding a device automatically 34 manually 34 adding drivers 33 Alarms and Events tab 31 applications, about 13 B browsing for devices 34 tag 40 virtual backplane 34 C checklist, installation and configuration 14 CIP (Control and Information Protocol) 43 Communication Setup editor, exploring 25 configurations creating 33 moving 44 consulting services 9 contacting Customer Support Center 41 creating 35 creating shortcuts 35 Customer Support Center, contacting 41 F FactoryTalk Administration Console 13 starting 23 user interface components 23, 39 FactoryTalk Diagnostics 39, 48 FactoryTalk Directory 13 FactoryTalk Live Data 13 FactoryTalk Security 13 FactoryTalk Services Platform about 12 FactoryTalk View Machine Edition 40 FactoryTalk View Site Edition 40 FactoryTalk View Studio 14, 40 FactoryTalk, basic concepts 12 G General tab 29 H hardware requirements, RSLinx Enterprise 17 Help, accessing 7 I installation and configuration checklist 14 installing RSLinx Enterprise 19 K D data server, adding 25 design-time component 14 device shortcuts, creating 35 devices adding 34 moving 46 drivers adding 33 moving 46 E Ethernet network, adding drivers to 33 Knowledgebase 8 L Local applications 13 M Machine Edition, FactoryTalk View 40 moving devices and drivers 46 RSLinx Enterprise configurations 44 shortcuts 44 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 57 Index N Network applications 13 network routes, supported 43 Site Edition, FactoryTalk View 40 software requirements, RSLinx Enterprise 17 system requirements, RSLinx Enterprise 17 T O tag browsing 40 technical support 41 training programs 8 troubleshooting 39 offline tag file 35 P PCCC networks 43 predefined items 40 U updating an existing RSLinx Enterprise installation 21 R Redundancy tab 30 Release Notes 8 RSLinx 2.x, see RSLinx Classic 51 RSLinx Classic 41 RSLinx Classic, using with RSLinx Enterprise 51 RSLinx Enterprise adding a device 34 adding drivers 33 basic concepts 12 Communication Setup editor 25 creating a configuration 33 creating shortcuts 35 definition 11 design-time vs runtime 14 features and benefits 11 installing 19 moving configurations 44 system requirements 17 troubleshooting 39 updating an existing installation 21 using with RSLinx Classic 51 RSLinx Enterprise Server properties, General tab 29 RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties, Redundancy tab 30 runtime component 14 V virtual backplane about 43 browsing 34 S shortcuts creating 35 moving 44 58 Rockwell Automation Publication LNXENT-GR001P-EN-E – October 2015 Legal notices Copyright Notice © 2015 Rockwell Automation, Inc. 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