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  • Proficy* HMI/SCADA - iFIX D I S C O V E R A N D A U T O C O N F I G U R E O V E R V I E W

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    Table Of Contents

    Discover and Auto Configure Overview ........................................................................................... 1

    Assumptions and Preconditions for Using the Discover and Auto Configure .............................. 1

    Siemens S7 Discovery Agent ............................................................................................ 1

    Drivers: ..................................................................................................................................... 1

    Siemens Software and Hardware ............................................................................................ 2

    OPC Discovery Agent .............................................................................................................. 2

    Drivers ...................................................................................................................................... 2

    OPC Servers ............................................................................................................................ 2

    Allen-Bradley PLC-5 / SLC 500 / MicroLogix Discovery Agent ...................................... 3

    Drivers: ..................................................................................................................................... 3

    Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Software and Hardware .............................................................. 3

    IGS - Industrial Gateway Server Discovery Agent ................................................................... 3

    Drivers: ..................................................................................................................................... 3

    Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Software and Hardware .............................................................. 4

    All Discovery Agents ................................................................................................................ 4

    Drivers Used with Proficy iFIX .................................................................................................. 4

    Discover and Auto Configure ................................................................................................... 4

    Target Applications .................................................................................................................. 4

    System Requirements .................................................................................................................. 7

    Operating Systems ................................................................................................................... 7

    GE Intelligent Platforms Software ............................................................................................ 7

    Additional Software .................................................................................................................. 7

    Important Information about Windows Firewall Security .......................................................... 7

    Supported Drivers ........................................................................................................................ 8

    Supported Hardware .................................................................................................................... 8

    Supported OPC Data Access Versions ..................................................................................... 15

  • Discover and Auto Configure

    iv

    New Features ............................................................................................................................. 15

    General Information ................................................................................................................... 16

    Known Issues ............................................................................................................................. 16

    Supported Software ....................................................................................................................... 17

    Operating System ...................................................................................................................... 17

    OPC Servers .............................................................................................................................. 17

    Supported Hardware ...................................................................................................................... 19

    Allen-Bradley PLC-5/SLC 500/MicroLogix Families Discovery Agent ....................................... 19

    IGS - Industrial Gateway Server Discovery Agent ..................................................................... 19

    Siemens S7 Discovery Agent .................................................................................................... 19

    Supported OPC Data Access Specifications ................................................................................. 27

    Supported Tag Types ..................................................................................................................... 29

    Supported iFIX Block Types....................................................................................................... 29

    Setting up for Remote OPC Server Access ................................................................................... 31

    Set Up Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 Firewall for Remote OPC Servers31

    To modify Windows Firewall settings: .................................................................................... 31

    Setting Up DCOM for Discovery of Remote OPC Servers ............................................................ 36

    DCOM Settings .......................................................................................................................... 38

    To launch the DCOM configurator: ........................................................................................ 38

    System-wide COM/DCOM Limits Settings ................................................................................. 38

    For Windows XP, Vista, and Windows Server 2008: ............................................................. 38

    To update system-wide COM/DCOM limits settings: ............................................................. 38

    OPC Server-specific DCOM Settings ........................................................................................ 39

    To modify driver-specific DCOM settings: .............................................................................. 39

    In Windows 2000 .................................................................................................................... 39

    In Windows 2003 .................................................................................................................... 40

    In Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 ................................................. 42

    Discover and Auto Configure Application ...................................................................................... 45

  • Table Of Contents

    v

    The System Tree ........................................................................................................................ 46

    The Spreadsheet ........................................................................................................................ 47

    The Discovery Agent Section .......................................................................................

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