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  • GE Fanuc Automation

    CIMPLICITY Monitoring and Control Products

    CIMPLICITY HMI

    Server RedundancyOperation Manual

    GFK-1353D March 1999

  • GFL-002

    Warning

    Warning notices are used in this publication to emphasize that hazardous voltages, currents, temperatures, or otherconditions that could cause personal injury exist in the equipment or may be associated with its use.In situations where inattention could cause either personal injury or damage to equipment, a Warning notice is used.

    Caution

    Caution notices are used where equipment might be damaged if care is not taken.

    NoteNotes merely call attention to information that is especially significant to understanding and operating the equipment.

    This document is based on information available at the time of publication. While efforts have been made to be accurate,the information contained herein does not purport to cover all details or variations in hardware or software, not to providefor every possible contingency in connection with installation, operation, or maintenance. Features may be describedherein which are not present in all hardware and software systems. GE Fanuc Automation assumes no obligation ofnotice to holders of this document with respect to changes subsequently made.

    GE Fanuc Automation makes no representation of warranty, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to, and assumesno responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, sufficiency, or usefulness of the information contained herein. Nowarranties of merchantability or fitness for purpose shall apply.

    CIMPLICITY is a registered trademark of GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.Windows is a registered trademark and NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation

    This manual was produced using Doc-To-Help, by WexTech Systems, Inc.

    Copyright 1996-1998 GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.All rights reserved

  • GFK-1353D iii

    Preface

    Content of this ManualChapter 1. Introduction. Describes CIMPLICITY functionality and discusses thevarious type of redundancy.

    Chapter 2. CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy. Discusses the types of nodes usedfor CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy and summarizes redundant system behavior.

    Chapter 3. Hardware Requirements. Documents the hardware requirements forCIMPLICITY Server Redundancy.

    Chapter 4. Redundancy Configuration Procedures. Shows the configurationprocedures that support CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy.

    Chapter 5. Recovery Procedures. Documents the recovery procedures forCIMPLICITY Server Redundancy.

    Chapter 6. Computer Cabling Redundancy. Shows you how the ComputerCabling Redundancy option works.

    Chapter 7. Monitoring Network and Socket Status. Documents the APIprocedures you can implement to monitor the network and socket status.

    Appendix A. Supported Communication Interfaces. Discusses thecommunication interfaces supported by CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy.

    Appendix B. Configuration Parameters. Documents the configuration parametersneeded for CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy.

    Appendix C. Computer Cabling Redundancy Status Log Messages. Lists theStatus Log messages generated by the Computer Cabling Redundancy option.

    Appendix D. Troubleshooting Database Merging. Lists issues and solutions fordatabase merging.

  • iv CIMPLICITY HMI Server Redundancy Operation ManualMarch 1999 GFK-1353D

    Related PublicationsFor more information, refer to these publications:

    CIMPLICITY HMI for Windows NT and Windows 95 Base System Users Manual(GFK-1180). This book describes all the basic features of the CIMPLICITY HMIfor Windows NT and Windows 95 product.

    CIMPLICITY HMI for Windows NT and Windows 95 Device CommunicationsManual (GFK-1181). This book documents all the device communication enablersfor the CIMPLICITY HMI for Windows NT and Windows 95 product.

  • GFK-1353D v

    ContentsIntroduction 1-1

    Levels of Redundancy ............................................................................................................ 1-1PLC Redundancy ..................................................................................................... 1-2Cabling Redundancy ................................................................................................ 1-2Server Redundancy .................................................................................................. 1-3Computer Network Redundancy.............................................................................. 1-3

    Redundancy in CIMPLICITY HMI ....................................................................................... 1-4Server Redundancy .................................................................................................. 1-4Computer Cabling Redundancy ............................................................................... 1-4

    CIMPLICITY Server Redundancy 2-1Before You Start .................................................................................................................... 2-1

    Hardware Requirements........................................................................................... 2-1Application Requirements........................................................................................ 2-3

    Overview................................................................................................................................ 2-5Principles of Operation .......................................................................................................... 2-6

    Understanding Automatic Server Redundancy Limitations ..................................... 2-6Data Collection ........................................................................................................ 2-8Setpoints ................................................................................................................ 2-12Database Logging .................................................................................................. 2-12Alarm Management................................................................................................ 2-14User Registration ................................................................................................... 2-14CimView................................................................................................................ 2-14Failover .................................................................................................................. 2-14

    CIMPLICITY Manual Server Redundancy.......................................................................... 2-15Adhering to Point Requirements for Manual Server Redundancy ......................... 2-17Manually Transferring Point Management (Including Data Collection)................ 2-18Manually Forcing Project Transfer ........................................................................ 2-20

    Hardware Requirements 3-1About Hardware Requirements .............................................................................................. 3-1

    Redundancy Configuration Procedures 4-1About Redundancy Configuration Procedures ....................................................................... 4-1Base System Configuration .................................................................................................... 4-1

    Configuring a Project ............................................................................................... 4-2Configuring Networks.............................................................................................. 4-3Configuring Device Communications ...................................................................... 4-6Configuring Global Points ....................................................................................... 4-6

    Database Logging Configuration............................................................................................ 4-7Configuring Windows ODBC Data Source Administrator ...................................... 4-7Configuring the Logging Properties Dialog Box ................................................... 4-12

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    Redundant SQL Server Configuration Overview ................................................................. 4-15

    Recovery Procedures 5-1Normal Operating Procedures ................................................................................................ 5-1

    Starting Up and Shutting Down CIMPLICITY HMI Software................................ 5-1Starting the Project from the Secondary Server ....................................................... 5-2Configuring the Project to Start at Boot................................................................... 5-3

    Primary Server Failure ........................................................................................................... 5-4Understanding System Operation During Fail over ................................................. 5-4Detecting the Cause of Primary Server Failure ........................................................ 5-5Resetting the Primary Server after Recovery ........................................................... 5-6Re-synchronizing Database Logging Files ............................................................... 5-6

    Failure Exceptions for Automatic Server Redundancy........................................................... 5-8

    Computer Cabling Redundancy 6-1About Computer Cabling Redundancy................................................................................... 6-1

    Following Operation Rules ...................................................................................... 6-2Understanding Limitations of