Getting Results Guide

Publication LNXENT-GR001B-EN-P–July 2005
Supersedes Publication LNXENT-GR001A-EN-P

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Contents
1 • Introduction
Purpose of this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intended audience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Document conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Where to find additional information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Release Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Training programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knowledgebases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consulting services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2 • Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise
What is RSLinx Enterprise?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Features and benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of basic concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Automation Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Live Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Administration Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RSAssetSecurity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Administration Console and RSView Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design-time environment vs. runtime environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local applications vs. Network applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A sample application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installation and configuration checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 • Installing RSLinx Enterprise

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Minimum System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hardware requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Software requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Software compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Installing RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Updating an existing installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Updating a system that already has a FactoryTalk Automation Platform product installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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. . FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components . . Status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Why can’t I browse for tags? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exploring the RSLinx Enterprise Communication Setup editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 29 29 30 6 • Troubleshooting What to check first if you’re having problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting RSLinx Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Can I run RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic on the same computer? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding a device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 16 16 16 16 17 18 18 18 19 19 22 23 24 24 25 5 • Creating a configuration Setting up communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary and Secondary tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toolbar . . . . . . . . . Creating shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offline Tag File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automatically adding a device by browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Why don’t I see RSLinx Enterprise on my Start menu? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For new applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Browsing the virtual backplane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 4 • Starting RSLinx Enterprise and exploring the user interface 15 Starting FactoryTalk Administration Console . . . . . . . . . . . . Application tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 33 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 iv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log . . . . . . . . Explorer pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Device Shortcuts area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troubleshooting Tools for RSLinx Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Where is the online help for RSLinx Enterprise?. . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding a driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For existing applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Answers to common questions. . . How to contact technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you are running on an Ethernet network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Menu bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Why can’t I edit my Machine Edition configuration? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you are running on any network other than Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How do I know if I have a valid license? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manually adding a device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finding more information about activation . . . . . . . . Moving shortcuts from one computer to another: different FactoryTalk Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 37 38 39 39 40 40 40 40 B • Advanced topics About the virtual backplane . . Moving your shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I accidentally deleted the software directory on my hard drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What should I do? . 50 Where to install RSOPC Gateway . . . . . . Moving shortcuts from one computer to another: different application . Supported network routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Running the activation utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving shortcuts on the same computer: different application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Why can’t I move activation to a new floppy disk on a Windows NT system? . . . . . . . . Moving from one computer to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving RSLinx Enterprise configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 41 42 43 43 43 43 44 44 45 45 C • Using RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic D • About RSOPC Gateway 47 49 About activations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Activating RSLinx Enterprise . . 50 Remote OPC Client . . Answers to some common questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do I need to call Rockwell Software for replacement activation files? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving your physical layout (drivers and devices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving shortcuts from one computer to another: same application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My activation files were damaged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Glossary Index 53 57 v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• • • • • CONTENTS A • About activations Protecting your activation files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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consult the following resources: Online help The online help includes all overview.1 Introduction Purpose of this document The Getting Results with RSLinx Enterprise guide provides you with information on installing. screen. and reference information for the product. The Getting Results Guide is included in a portable document format (PDF) on your RSLinx Enterprise software installation CD. If you are not familiar with the Microsoft Windows user interface. and using RSLinx Enterprise software within the FactoryTalk Administration Console environment. which is also included on the CD. 1 • Placeholder Intended audience We assume that you are familiar with: „ „ „ „ Microsoft Windows operating systems Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLCs) Rockwell Software’s PLC programming tools FactoryTalk Administration Console Document conventions The conventions used throughout this document for the user interface comply with those recommended by Microsoft. navigating. Where to find additional information For additional information about RSLinx Enterprise software. These files must be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. procedural. we recommend that you read the documentation supplied with the operating system you are using before attempting to use RSLinx Enterprise software. The help contains these basic components: „ „ „ „ Overview topics Quick start topics Step-by-step procedures Dialog descriptions 1 .

visit the Rockwell Software site on the Web or contact the Rockwell Software Training Coordinator. If you would like more information about these training programs. 2 . Contact us Please use the feedback form packaged with your software to report errors or to let us know what information you would like to see added in future editions of this document.com and select Knowledgebase under Self-Service Support. The Web address and telephone numbers appear on page ii of this document. Consulting services Rockwell Automation provides expert consulting and turnkey implementation of the RSLinx Enterprise software. The Release Notes are available from the RSLinx Enterprise software installation CD. or Press F1. then select the book. To access these knowledgebases. Please contact your local representative for more information.rockwell. or Click Help on any RSLinx dialog box or property page. anomalies fixed. Training programs Rockwell Automation offers a wide range of training programs. You can also send an email message to info@software. and new features that are available in the current release of the software. Release Notes The electronic Release Notes provide a list of the hardware and software that is necessary to use the RSLinx Enterprise software effectively and a list of known anomalies. from regularly scheduled classes to custom-tailored classes conducted at your site.rockwellautomation.com with any comments about Rockwell Software’s products and services. visit support. Work with RSLinx Enterprise.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE To view online help while working in the FactoryTalk Administration Console environment: „ „ „ Select Contents from the Help menu on the FactoryTalk Administration Console main window. Knowledgebases The Rockwell Automation Customer Support Center offers extensive online knowledgebases of tech notes and frequently asked questions for support of non-urgent issues.

widely dispersed systems. Provides a means to monitor diagnostic items associated with RSLinx Enterprise workstations and shortcuts using RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor. RSLinx Diagnostics Monitor is installed automatically with RSLinx Enterprise. When used within the FT Administration Console environment. „ „ „ „ „ 3 . It provides communication services between your applications and devices on the plant floor so that on your Windows computer. Features and benefits RSLinx Enterprise provides the following features and benefits: „ Allows access to operator interfaces and data logger information in programmable controllers and devices. provides the option of specifying a secondary. or redundant. and CE-based applications. provides editing capabilities outside of RSView Studio. you can see values from your plant floor devices such as sensor readings and other programmable logic controller (PLC) data. Supports Local applications (also called stand-alone applications) for smaller systems and Network applications (also called distributed applications) for larger. server to take over if the primary server fails. For Network applications.2 Welcome to RSLinx Enterprise 2 • Welcome This chapter includes the following information: „ „ „ „ „ What is RSLinx Enterprise? Features and benefits Overview of basic concepts A sample application Installation and configuration checklist What is RSLinx Enterprise? RSLinx Enterprise is a data server that links networks and devices to Microsoft Windows 2000-. You no longer have to install RSView Studio onto every computer to edit RSLinx Enterprise configurations. Optimized for Logix communications and provides a focused set of available communication drivers and routing options. XP-.

4 . FACTORYTALK DIAGNOSTICS FactoryTalk Diagnostics provides the ability to log errors. and other status messages generated throughout a FactoryTalk-enabled system to a central location. warnings. FactoryTalk Automation Platform FactoryTalk Automation Platform (FTAP) is a manufacturing information platform that integrates and connects plant-wide control systems with the production facility. „ Overview of basic concepts 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 environment. Provides OPC connectivity for third party clients using RSOPC Gateway.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE „ Provides a means for system administrators to control access to resources (such as applications and areas) or the ability to perform tasks (such as read and write) in the automation system using RSAssetSecurityTM. It includes the following components: FACTORYTALK DIRECTORY FactoryTalk Directory provides a common “address book” of factory resources. RSLinx Enterprise is launched from within FactoryTalk Administration Console. It provides common services (such as access to real-time data and diagnostics) and allows plant resources to be shared throughout a production facility. Changes made to an automation system automatically update across all participants in a FactoryTalk-enabled application. For more detailed information about FactoryTalk. FACTORYTALK ADMINISTRATION CONSOLE FactoryTalk Administration Console is a standalone tool that enables you to configure and manage FactoryTalk-enabled applications and is the user interface to RSLinx Enterprise. RSAssetSecurity is installed as part of the FactoryTalk Automation Platform. See Appendix D for more information about RSOPC Gateway. enterprise-wide access to real-time manufacturing data by managing the connections between FactoryTalk-enabled products and data servers. refer to the FactoryTalk online help. FACTORYTALK LIVE DATA FactoryTalk Live Data provides reliable.

one environment may be better suited to meet your development needs. RSSql. you can edit locally or remotely within FactoryTalk Administration Console (which is installed by default) or edit locally or remotely within RSView Studio. refer to the topic titled Considerations when using RSLinx Enterprise with RSAssetSecurity in the RSLinx Enterprise online help. in the FactoryTalk Administration Console environment. 2 • Placeholder FactoryTalk Administration Console and RSView Studio You can edit RSLinx Enterprise configurations in either the FactoryTalk Administration Console environment or the RSView Studio environment. As a result. runtime environment RSLinx Enterprise is comprised of design-time and runtime environments. Based on this 5 . areas. and RSView Machine Edition). If you prefer not to use security services. Design-time environment vs. or servers) and the ability to perform tasks (such as read or write) are governed by the permissions set in RSAssetSecurity. For example. Access to resources (such as applications. Links are provided to the FactoryTalk online help. to edit an RSView Machine Edition (ME) project. For more information about using RSLinx Enterprise with RSAssetSecurity. For more information on configuring RSAssetSecurity. drivers. and shortcuts that are ultimately used by the runtime environment (by applications such as RSView Supervisory Edition.• • • • • 2 • WELCOME TO RSLINX ENTERPRISE RSAssetSecurity RSAssetSecurity is intended to improve the security of your automation system by limiting access to those with a legitimate need. you can grant all users full access to your automation system. or entire dialogs or context menu selections described in the online help may be inaccessible. etc. you need to be in RSView Studio because of the specific needs of RSView ME. However. you can be in either the FactoryTalk Administration Console or RSView Studio environments to edit RSLinx Enterprise configurations. However. some components on a dialog may be grayed out. For Network (distributed) applications. These security services are fully integrated into the FactoryTalk Directory and are included as part of the FactoryTalk Automation Platform that installs with many products. if you do not have the appropriate permission.. data logs. depending upon your application. you cannot edit HMI server properties such as graphics. RSAssetSecurity authenticates user identities and authorizes user requests to access a FactoryTalk-enabled system. The designtime environment provides the user interface that enables you to set up devices. You no longer are required to install RSView Studio onto every computer to edit RSLinx Enterprise. refer to the topic titled About RSAssetSecurity in the RSLinx Enterprise online help. For Local applications.

Device drivers and their associated configuration settings. 6 . Areas cannot be created for Local applications. An RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of: „ „ „ A list of communication devices and their settings (node.). A Local application is accessible only from the local computer where it resides and does not share its data or any of its project elements with other applications.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE configuration data. which represent a specific path to a processor. For example. Network applications can be organized and subdivided into logical divisions called areas. To begin defining a configuration. separate areas may correspond with separate manufacturing lines in a facility. In Local applications. Refer to the FactoryTalk Administration Console online help or RSView Studio online help for more information. Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information about Local applications. Network applications An application is a set of data elements used to implement a control system. or different manufacturing processes. Redundancy is not supported in Local applications. „ Local applications vs. This can be done within the FactoryTalk Administration Console or RSView Studio environments. all application components are located on the same computer as the server. separate plants in different geographical locations. RSLinx Enterprise supports two types of applications: Local and Network. In Network applications. potentially on different computers. Applications and areas are created using FactoryTalk Administration Console or RSView Studio. also called distributed applications. A Network application organizes project elements from multiple FactoryTalk-enabled products. exchange data). All of the computers participating in a particular application share a common FactoryTalk Directory located on a network computer. etc. This is similar to DDE/OPC topics in RSLinx Classic. computers that are distributed across the plant are used to share data and collaborate with each other to build customer applications. A list of potential target devices with which it can communicate (that is. you must first add an RSLinx Enterprise server to the FactoryTalk Directory. baud rate. Device shortcuts. the runtime environment executes read/write requests it receives during runtime operation.

if modifications to the configuration are necessary. using FactoryTalk Administration Console or RSView Studio.• • • • • 2 • WELCOME TO RSLINX ENTERPRISE A sample application 2 • Placeholder The following diagram shows an example of a Network application. All of the computers in the example are using computer 1 as the FactoryTalk Directory server. and make the changes. launch the FactoryTalk Administration Console. to not only configure RSLinx Enterprise on this computer but to configure it on remote computers. you can log into computer 3. Computer 3 is set up to be the data server. RSLinx Enterprise on computer 2 takes advantage of its design-time environment by enabling you. they serve different purposes. such as computer 3. FTAP = FactoryTalk Automation Platform IIS = Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 . However. RSLinx Enterprise is installed on computers 2 and 3. however. which takes advantage of the RSLinx Enterprise run-time environment.

set up redundancy (Network applications only). Optionally. “On the Redundancy tab:” on page 21. “Minimum System requirements” on page 9. Plan your system. 6 7. install RSOPC Gateway software. “Getting started with security” in the FactoryTalk online help. 8. 8 . 10. Read and understand the RSLinx Enterprise Getting Results Guide. 4. “Adding a driver” on page 28. Step Description 1. Configure RSAssetSecurity. 3. “Starting RSLinx Enterprise” on page 19. Specify general RSLinx Enterprise data server properties. Refer to: 5. “To create a device shortcut:” on page 30. Verify your personal computer meets the minimum hardware and software requirements. “Starting RSLinx Enterprise” on page 19. “Plan a FactoryTalk system” in the FactoryTalk online help. Optionally. Create shortcuts that point to your target devices. Add an RSLinx Enterprise data server. 2. Install FactoryTalk Automation Platform and RSLinx Enterprise software. 9.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Installation and configuration checklist Use the following checklist to guide you through the installation and configuration process. Add drivers and devices. “Installing RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway software” on page 10.

This process includes the installation of the FactoryTalk Automation Platform. select Start > Setting > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.3 Installing RSLinx Enterprise The RSLinx Enterprise installation CD-ROM provides wizards to guide you through the installation process. you will need the following hardware: „ an Intel Pentium II processor (300 MHz or faster recommended) with a minimum of 125 Megabytes (MB) of RAM (256 MB recommended with Windows XP). your personal computer must meet the following minimum hardware and software requirements: Hardware requirements To install RSLinx Enterprise software. Service Pack 4 or later Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Software compatibility To run effectively. you require Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. 9 . all Rockwell Software components must be of the same Coordinated Product Release (CPR) version. To check the CPR version of each Rockwell Software product. The CPR version number is shown next to the product name (for example. and one of the following operating systems: „ „ „ Microsoft Windows XP Professional with the latest Service pack Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. This chapter contains the following information: „ „ „ System requirements Installing RSLinx Enterprise software for the first time Updating an existing installation 3 • Installing and Starting Minimum System requirements To effectively use RSLinx Enterprise.0 (or later). RSLinx Enterprise (CPR 7)). and a minimum of 35 MB of hard disk space a floppy drive for product activation „ Software requirements To run RSLinx Enterprise.

and click OK. Refer to Appendix D in this manual or to the help files within options 2 and 3 for more information about RSOPC Gateway and RSOPC Gateway Remote OPC Client Setup. If autorun is: enabled disabled Then: The Setup program starts automatically. RSLinx Enterprise installation opening screen 2. Click Start. b. If you need to install both of these products. a.1. type x:\setup. and then click Run. Proceed to step 2. Insert the RSLinx Enterprise installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. where x is the letter of the drive containing the RSLinx Enterprise/RSOPC Gateway CD. Select the desired installation option. In the Open control. and the RSLinx Enterprise and RSOPC Gateway opening screen displays. 10 . use the follow procedure: 1.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Installing RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway software To install RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway software. The Run dialog box displays. Options 1 and 2 provide separate installations for RSLinx Enterprise and RSOPC Gateway. select Option 3. Option 4 installs the required files to connect to RSOPC Gateway for servers that do not support enumeration. The RSLinx Enterprise and RSOPC Gateway installation opening screen displays.

which is a stand-alone tool that allows you to configure and manage FactoryTalk-enabled applications. Read the help files before working with RSOPC Gateway. and possibly RSLinx Enterprise. Install FactoryTalk Automation Platform: Click this step to start the installation wizard for FactoryTalk Automation Platform. which installs both the runtime and the design-time components to C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\. Read and understand this guide before working with RSLinx Enterprise. you already have Factory Talk Automation Platform. Custom Location Selection and/or Custom Feature Selection. For more information about FactoryTalk and FactoryTalk Administration Console. Follow the instructions in the order they are presented on the opening screen. 3 • Placeholder ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Install RSLinx Enterprise and/or Install RSOPC Gateway: Click this step to start the installation wizard for RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway. ‡ ‡ Install Activation: Rockwell Software uses a software key to implement copy protection for Windows-based software products. Tip: If you have already installed another CPR 7 FactoryTalk Automation Platform product. such as RSLinx Enterprise. Refer to “Updating a system that already has a FactoryTalk Automation Platform product installed” on page 13 for more information. FactoryTalk Automation Platform CPR 7 must be installed on the computer before you install RSLinx Enterprise. View Getting Results Guide: This selection provides the RSLinx Enterprise Getting Results Guide in a searchable PDF file. Included with this installation is FactoryTalk Administration Console. You will be prompted to do the following for each installation: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Accept the license agreement Enter your user name and organization Enter your serial number Select a setup type: ‡ Standard Feature Set Installation to Default Location. refer to the FactoryTalk online help.• • • • • 3 • INSTALLING RSLINX ENTERPRISE 3. Read the Release Notes for the product you are installing before continuing with the installation. Every software product has a 11 . This is the default selection. Select this option if you want to install RSLinx Enterprise or RSOPC Gateway to a directory other than the default. installed on your computer. ‡ View Release Notes: The Release Notes may contain more up-to-date information than was available when this document was published. View RSOPC Gateway Help: This selection displays the online help files for RSOPC Gateway.

‡ Check for Product Updates: Click this step to launch the Product Updates page. You can install the software on any number of computers. If at a later date you want to move the activation to another computer. remove the RSLinx Enterprise installation CD from the CD-ROM drive. which provides links to any late-breaking product updates and to the Rockwell Automation Support Knowledgebase. however.e. ‡ Review Release Notes: If you want to review the Release Notes. RSView Machine Edition or RSView Supervisory Edition Stand-alone products). After you install the software. For more information about activation. you will be prompted to install the activation. The key is located in an activation file.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE unique key. refer to Appendix A. you are only licensed to run the software on one computer at a time. When you are finished installing the software. you will need to move the key back onto the Master disk. Store them in a safe place. or just remove it altogether. If you choose to install activation. 12 . insert the Master disk into the 3.. click Exit.5-inch disk drive. Note that activation is not required for Local applications (i. 4. which is on a Master disk that was shipped with your software. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to activate the software. refer to Appendix D. and remove the Master disk from the disk drive. refer to Appendix A. For more information about moving software keys and software activation. leave the checkbox checked. which moves the unique key onto your disk drive. For information about RSOPC Gateway activations.

For more information on activation. If activation was not previously installed. Reboot your PC. If any products are of a previous release. You can do this using Add or Remove Programs: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs The CPR number is shown with the product. you can also update an existing installation using the following procedure: 1. Store them in a safe place. it is not necessary to move the activation. Follow the procedures in “Installing RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSOPC Gateway software” on page 10. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove RSLinx Enterprise and FactoryTalk Automation Platform. 2. Uncheck the checkbox. Select Modify from the Program Maintenance screen. If activation was previously installed. you must uninstall the products (uninstalling FactoryTalk Automation Platform last). refer to Appendix A in this manual.5-inch disk drive and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Select FactoryTalk Automation Platform from the Add or Remove Programs screen. click Exit. 4. When you are finished installing the software. verify that FactoryTalk Administration Console is installed using the following procedure: 1.• • • • • 3 • INSTALLING RSLINX ENTERPRISE Updating an existing installation 3 • Placeholder The RSLinx Enterprise Installation automatically removes and replaces previous versions of RSLinx Enterprise with the most current version during the installation process. reboot. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. remove the RSLinx Enterprise installation CD from the CD-ROM drive. and remove the Master disk from the disk drive. insert the Master disk into the 3. 2. However. 5. you must first verify that all products are of the same CPR number. Updating a system that already has a FactoryTalk Automation Platform product installed If you are installing RSLinx Enterprise on a system on which other FactoryTalk Automation Platform products are currently installed. 13 . 4. 3. Select Change to start the installation wizard. If the CPR versions are compatible. You will be prompted to install activation. and then use the installation CD to install the correct release version. 3.

if it is not already checked. Check the box to install it. 14 . 6. Verify the installation status of FactoryTalk Administration Console.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 5. Click Install. Click Finish when the installation is complete. 7.

4 Starting RSLinx Enterprise and exploring the user interface This chapter includes the following information: „ „ „ „ „ Starting FactoryTalk Administration Console Basic FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components Starting RSLinx Enterprise RSLinx Enterprise user interface components Exploring the Communication Setup dialog Starting FactoryTalk Administration Console RSLinx Enterprise is launched from within Factory Talk Administration Console. 15 . Refer to chapter 2 for more information about Network and Local applications. NOTE: Depending on the security settings. From the Start menu. ‡ 4 • Exploring the interface Select the FactoryTalk Directory you want to use. Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information. use the following procedure: 1. To start FactoryTalk Administration Console. select Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Administration. you may be required to enter a User name and Password to work with FactoryTalk Administration Console.

16 . the name of the button is displayed in a tooltip. When you point to a button on the toolbar. Explorer pane The Explorer pane contains the Application tab and the Communications tab.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE FactoryTalk Administration Console user interface components FactoryTalk Administration Console is made up of the following basic user interface components: Menu bar Toolbar Explorer pane Application tree Workspace Communications tab Application tab Status bar Menu bar The menu bar contains the menu items for the active window. Toolbar The toolbar contains buttons for commonly used menu items so you can quickly access the items without opening the menus.

4 • Placeholder For more information about creating applications in the FactoryTalk Administration Console.• • • • • 4 • STARTING RSLINX ENTERPRISE AND EXPLORING THE USER INTERFACE APPLICATION TAB The Application tab displays your applications in tree format as you create them. You use FactoryTalk Administration Console to add references to data servers. within FactoryTalk applications. 17 . such as RSLinx Enterprise. refer to the FactoryTalk Administration Console online help. The application tree allows you to view and manage your applications.

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The Communications tab provides a view from the computer you are currently using. It allows you to browse for devices your computer can access on the network (similar to RSWho in RSLinx Classic) and displays them in tree format. The tree is composed of networks, chassis, devices, and services. The status bar on this tab indicates if the computer is online or offline, and whether it is browsing or not browsing.

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The workspace is an empty pane when you start FactoryTalk Administration Console. When you launch RSLinx Enterprise from the Explorer, the Communication Setup editor displays in the workspace.

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How you start RSLinx Enterprise depends on whether or not you have already created an application. This following sections describe how to start RSLinx Enterprise for new and existing applications. Refer to chapter 2 for more information about applications.

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4. Both Local and Network applications require you to specify server properties on the General tab of the RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties dialog. Type the name and a description for the data server.
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 in the Computer hosting the RSLinx Enterprise server box by either clicking Browse or typing the computer name.

For Network applications, a Redundancy tab is available for setting up a secondary server. The secondary, or redundant, server takes over for the primary server if communications are interrupted. If you are going to set up a redundant server, click the Redundancy tab. Otherwise, click Apply to save the server information, click OK to close the dialog, and then continue to step 5.

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for redundancy only) 4 • Placeholder On the Redundancy tab: a.• • • • • 4 • STARTING RSLINX ENTERPRISE AND EXPLORING THE USER INTERFACE (Step 4. 5. Expand RSLinx Enterprise in the application tree. Type the name of the computer that the secondary server will run on. b. or click Browse to locate and select a computer. Select a switch back option. Click Apply to save the secondary server information. 21 . Then click OK to close the dialog. Select the Provide redundancy using a second server check box. d. continued. c.

expand the appropriate application in the application tree. 22 . 3. The Communication Setup dialog displays in the workspace and you can begin creating a configuration.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 6. use the following procedure to launch RSLinx Enterprise: 1. Double-click Communication Setup. The Communication Setup dialog displays in the workspace and you can begin creating a configuration. Double-click Communication Setup. Double-click Communication Setup to launch the Communication Setup editor For existing applications For existing applications. Expand RSLinx Enterprise. Refer to chapter 5 for this procedure. In the Explorer pane. 2. Refer to chapter 5 for more information.

The Communication Setup editor consists of the Device Shortcuts area. and Help buttons apply to the entire Communications Setup editor. add devices. Secondary tabs Communications tree The Add. Secondary) whose function varies based on the application or product used. Cancel. and tabs on the right-hand side of the screen (Primary. Refer to Primary and Secondary tabs later in this chapter for more information. and set up device shortcuts in your RSLinx Enterprise configurations. For Network applications.• • • • • 4 • STARTING RSLINX ENTERPRISE AND EXPLORING THE USER INTERFACE Exploring the RSLinx Enterprise Communication Setup editor 4 • Placeholder Use the Communication Setup editor to add drivers. Device Shortcuts area Primary. Remove. the Offline Tag File area. The OK. set up driver and device properties. you may see a Secondary tab in addition to the Primary tab on the right-hand side of the screen. and Apply buttons are used with the Device Shortcuts area of the Communications Setup editor. 23 .

Browsing or Not Browsing. If you have set up both a primary and a secondary data server. Primary and Secondary tabs The Primary tab is used to configure the primary data server. A device shortcut represents a route to a specific device with which a client application will communicate. Are online-enabled. The Primary and Secondary tabs: „ Display the communication configuration on this computer and the properties associated with the primary or secondary RSLinx Enterprise data server to which it is pointing. „ „ 24 . similar to a topic in RSLinx Classic. See chapter 5 for more information on device shortcuts and how to create and apply them. devices. This is the main data server that will serve data. If you set up a secondary (redundant) server. Store drivers. The status indicators at the bottom of the tab indicate if it is in Online or Offline Mode. The shortcut names are what you will see when your browse in RSView Studio. which means they are capable of browsing attached networks and automatically discovering devices when you click the node (whether it is a driver or a device) or select Start Browsing from the context menu on that node. If you have set up only a primary server. It is a symbolic reference to a physical device. and shortcuts in a project-associated file as you add them to the tabs.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Device Shortcuts area The Device Shortcuts area is used to name and apply device shortcuts. only the Primary tab appears in the Communication Setup dialog. both the Primary and the Secondary tabs appear in the Communication Setup editor. which is the backup data server that RSLinx Enterprise will be running on if the primary data server fails. you configure it on the Secondary tab.

Although they may use different communication paths. Clicking Browse displays the Offline Processor File Selection dialog.acd). not in a networked location.• • • • • 4 • STARTING RSLINX ENTERPRISE AND EXPLORING THE USER INTERFACE Keep the following in mind about the secondary server: „ The secondary (redundant) server cannot be hosted on the same computer as the primary server.acd file must be located on the local PC. the shortcuts on both the primary and secondary servers must point to the same physical data acquisition target running the same program. 25 . without connecting to controllers. Refer to Offline tag browsing in the RSLinx Enterprise online help for more information. Developers can build an entire application offline. 4 • Placeholder „ Offline Tag File RSLinx Enterprise provides access to offline tags by enabling you to point to and browse within a Logix 5000 program file (. developers can still work with offline tags. and then deploy the application to a runtime system later. This is used during the offline tag browsing procedure. If a network is not connected to the controller. NOTE: The .

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set up driver and device properties. and set up device shortcuts. use the Communication Setup editor to add drivers. 5 • Creating a Configuration Double-click Communication Setup to launch the Communication Setup editor 27 . you must add an RSLinx Enterprise data server to the FactoryTalk Directory. Once you have added RSLinx Enterprise and configured its general properties.5 Creating a configuration This chapter includes the following information: „ „ „ „ Setting up communications Adding a driver Adding a device Creating shortcuts To begin working with RSLinx Enterprise. This procedure is described in chapter 4. double-click Communication Setup from the Explorer under the RSLinx Enterprise data provider. Setting up communications To launch the Communication Setup editor.

or you can manually add devices. The display shows the set of devices discovered during the most recent browse cycle. right-click on the network shown (EtherNet). Some Ethernet devices may not support the browse protocol used by RSLinx Enterprise on Ethernet. 28 . it does not appear on the display. This is different from RSLinx Classic. regardless of whether or not that station was previously discovered. runtime environment section in chapter 2. If the devices you expect to appear during the browse do not display. and displays them in tree format. RSLinx Enterprise’s browse cycle is like that of RSLinx Classic. and select Add Driver.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Adding 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. and select Start Browsing to populate the driver with devices. the list of potential data acquisition targets for RSLinx Enterprise can be gathered during online browsing. If you are running on an Ethernet network To add a driver if you are running on an Ethernet network. If you are running on an EtherNet network. manually add the devices to the workstation's Ethernet network by right-clicking on the network and selecting Add Device. Adding a device You can add devices by browsing the network. right-click the device shown at this workstation. The driver is automatically populated with devices. where a red X is used to highlight a station that was discovered on a previous browse but is no longer present. In RSLinx Enterprise. If you are running on any network other than Ethernet To add a driver if you are running on any network other than Ethernet. Refer to the RSLinx Enterprise online help for information about the drivers that are supported. if a station is not found during a browse. RSLinx Enterprise scans the network addresses. Automatically adding a device by browsing As described in the Design-time environment vs. right-click the network shown (EtherNet) to start browsing. During a browse cycle. determines the present devices. In this way.

This is most likely to happen if you have added the device with a separate software package such as the SoftLogix Chassis Monitor or RSLinx Classic.• • • • • 5 • CREATING A CONFIGURATION BROWSING THE VIRTUAL BACKPLANE When you select the virtual backplane on the user interface. Right-click the network or driver and select Add Device. you can right-click the virtual backplane and select Start Browsing or Show All Devices to see those devices. If you think you have devices resident in your virtual backplane that are not showing up on the RSLinx Enterprise user interface. 29 . A list of Available Devices that applies only to the driver you selected displays. 5 • Placeholder Manually adding a device You can manually add the devices to the workstation's network using the following procedure: 1. Note that saved configuration data is not lost if the devices do not appear. RSLinx Enterprise may not automatically discover devices that reside in it.

In other words. Creating shortcuts In RSLinx Enterprise. Device shortcuts are stored on a per-FactoryTalk-application basis versus being associated with the RSLinx Enterprise server itself. From the Communication Setup dialog. The shortcuts are not copied over from one application to another. even if you are using the same computer to create multiple applications. The device is added below the driver or network on the communications tree. If you wish to change the name of the shortcut. they provide a mapping between a user-defined name and a target device. Select the device you wish to add and click OK. see the drivers. and shortcuts section of Frequently Asked Questions in the online help. Each application can have its own set of device shortcuts for a particular server. Unless your application requires a specific device version.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 2. For information on device revisions in the device list. click Add. each application must have its own set of shortcuts defined. device. 30 . A default shortcut named "NEW SHORTCUT" is created in the Device Shortcut area. you can enter the new name at this point. The online help also provides information about how to add and configure drives and devices. To create a device shortcut: 1. you should select the most recent revision of that device. Therefore. a device shortcut represents a specific path to a processor (similar to DDE and OPC topics in RSLinx Classic).

click OK to close the Communication Setup dialog. 31 . The shortcuts are not saved until you click OK to close this dialog.• • • • • 5 • Placeholder 5 • CREATING A CONFIGURATION 2. and click Apply . 3. When you are finished adding shortcuts. Navigate to the device on the communications tree you want the shortcut to point to.

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Have you installed activation? RSLinx Enterprise software is copyright protected and must be activated before you can begin using it. Reboot your PC after installing the software before you begin using RSLinx Enterprise. Is the software installed correctly? For optimum results. Select Modify from the Program Maintenance screen. Then reboot your PC and begin installing the product from the RSLinx Enterprise installation CD. 6. Refer to Appendix A for more information about activation. make sure any previous versions of the software have been removed using the Add/Remove function on the Windows Control Panel. 4. Select FactoryTalk Automation Platform from the Add or Remove Programs screen. 5. 33 . 3. if it is not already checked. Check the box to install it. Note that if you have configured a redundant server. Click Install. Is RSLinx Classic installed on your PC? Verify that it is not running as a service in the background when you attempt to install RSLinx Enterprise. Verify the installation status of FactoryTalk Administration Console. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.6 Troubleshooting This chapter includes the following information: „ „ „ „ What to check first if you’re having problems Troubleshooting tools for RSLinx Enterprise Answers to common questions How to contact technical support 6 • Finding information What to check first if you’re having problems Does your PC meet the minimum hardware and software requirements? Refer to chapter 3 for these requirements. this must also be activated. Select Change to start the installation wizard. Was a current CPR version of FactoryTalk Automation Platform already installed on your PC? Verify that FactoryTalk Administration Console was also installed using the following procedure: 1. 2. 7. Click Finish when the installation is complete.

These items differ from regular data items in that they access internal information contained in RSLinx Enterprise. select Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSLinx > Tools > RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor. Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information about FactoryTalk Diagnostics and the event log. „ To run RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor. warning. If you encounter a problem. you can monitor the predefined items associated with RSLinx Enterprise workstations and shortcuts. A client must be accessing those predefines in order for the predefines to be displayed on the Diagnostic Monitor. error. RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor enables you to monitor the runtime values of internal counters and strings. Meanwhile. 34 . The diagnostics client must have access to a target workstation that has an application with predefined items associated with it. Using RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Troubleshooting Tools for RSLinx Enterprise RSLinx Enterprise provides a number of diagnostic tools that enable you to troubleshoot problems if they occur: „ „ FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor FactoryTalk Diagnostics event log In a FactoryTalk-enabled automation system. Rockwell Software products monitor system activity and generate detailed diagnostic messages. that are made available by network Data Providers for diagnostic purposes. Or you can monitor the log to identify potential problems and take corrective action before a problem occurs. To use RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor: „ RSLinx Enterprise must be installed and running on one or more host computers on the network. and audit messages from all participating products throughout a distributed system and routes them to Local Logs (also called event logs) on each computer. called predefined items. FactoryTalk Diagnostics collects these activity. you can review the events in the log that led up to the problem to assist in determining the cause.

Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information about diagnostic messages. The FactoryTalk Administration Console is intended to configure and manage your application. namely Supervisory Edition Distributed.• • • • • 6 • TROUBLESHOOTING Answers to common questions 6 • Placeholder Where is the online help for RSLinx Enterprise? From the FactoryTalk Administration Console. Why can’t I edit my Machine Edition configuration? Editing HMI servers within applications. Also remember that SE Station (“stand-alone”) applications and RSView ME applications do not require any type of RSLinx Enterprise activation. RSLinx Enterprise is not installed on your PC. so Supervisory Edition and Machine Edition users do not have to leave their main user interface. Applications that are “Networked” such as RSView SE Distributed or RSSql/BizWare applications do require an RSLinx Enterprise activation. To browse for tags and connect them to components in your system. you must be in the RSView Studio environment. 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. and Machine Edition (ME). Refer to chapter 3 for the installation procedure. RSView Studio can also make changes to RSLinx Enterprise configurations. An information message is logged if the activation file or the Master disk is not detected by the system when you launch RSLinx Enterprise. To edit SE or ME configurations. you must be in the RSView Studio environment or in the RSSql or BizWare tag browsers. browsing online for data items) is not supported in the FactoryTalk Administration environment. select Help > Contents > Work with RSLinx Enterprise. is not supported in the FactoryTalk Administration Console environment. Why can’t I browse for tags? Tag browsing (that is. If this file is not present. How do I know if I have a valid license? Check the FactoryTalk Diagnostics log. 35 . Supervisory Edition (SE) Station.

How to contact technical support Questions concerning installation and use of RSLinx Enterprise software are handled by the Rockwell Automation Customer Support Center.. and Canada. Refer to Appendix C for more information. For calls originating outside the U. 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 „ „ „ „ 36 . The center is staffed Monday through Friday.com/contact information. although there are some considerations that you must be aware of to avoid resource conflicts between these two applications. which can be found in the client software by selecting Help > About FactoryTalk Administration Console.S. call 440-646-5800 and follow the prompts.S. except on U.rockwellautomation.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Can I run RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic on the same computer? RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic can run simultaneously on the same computer. When you call.S.. you should be at your computer and prepared to give the following information: „ the product serial number and version number. To reach the Customer Support Center. from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern time zone for calls originating within the U. locate the number in your country by visiting support./Canada. holidays.

Configure your anti-virus software to avoid checking the files EVRSI. Refer to the activation utilities online help file by selecting Help > Copy Protection. such as Norton Anti-virus. A • FrameMaker Quick Tips Protecting your activation files Certain anti-virus software packages.PAR.A About activations Rockwell Software’s products are copy-protected. If your activation becomes damaged. „ „ „ Restore from backup Upgrade the operating system Compress or uncompress the hard drive Defragmentation utilities will not harm activation files. Only a computer with access to the activation key can run the software. The key is located in an activation file. Store your Master disk in a safe place. and finally local floppy drives for activation. The activation file contains one activation key per product. Systems attached to extensive networks can take quite a while to search for activation files on all available drives. During the setup process. can corrupt the activation files. the software first checks your local hard drives. When you launch RSLinx Enterprise. You can use the CHECKDRIVES environment variable to specify and/or limit the drives your software checks for activation files and to specify the order in which they are checked. then network hard drives. do not perform the following operations with activation files on the hard drive. an error is logged to FactoryTalk Diagnostics. Each key contains one or more licenses depending on how many copies of the product you have purchased. which is originally located on the Master disk supplied with the RSLinx Enterprise product. Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information about diagnostic messages. To avoid damaging your activation files. the setup program gives you the opportunity to move the activation file from the Master disk to the root directory of the drive on which you’re installing the software. If the system fails to detect either the activation file or the Master disk.SYS and 386SWAP. 37 . the Master disk may be the only means to run your software in an emergency.

Attempts to copy.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Before running any type of utility that may modify the structure or organization of the hard drive. Refer to the online help for instructions on moving activation to a network drive (refer to the “Finding more information about activation” section in this chapter to access online help). You must use the move utility.EXE from your hard drive (located in C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSUtil if you accepted the default directory location during installation). Ensure all software programs are closed before initiating the EvMove utility. EvMove. Use this method if you will typically use RSLinx Enterprise on more than one computer. The activation key resides on a floppy disk (activation disk). 3. Use this method if you have purchased multiple licenses of the software and want several users to be able to activate the software over a network. Diskette drive. The activation keys reside on a network drive. move the activation key back to the Master disk. move or e-mail an activation file by other means will damage the file. Do not use the Move Activation utility if Rockwell Software products are currently running. to move activation files. Use this method if you will typically use RSLinx Enterprise on only one computer. remove activation from the hard drive: 1. and then to the hard drive of the new computer. Perform the hard disk operation. Move the activation files back to the hard drive. Use the Move Activation utility (EvMove) to move activation files from the hard drive to an activation disk. if you want to run RSLinx Enterprise on a desktop computer at some times and a portable computer at others. 2. Activating RSLinx Enterprise Depending on your needs. To run RSLinx Enterprise on a different computer. Network drive. Run EVMOVE. This is the default method if you activate RSLinx Enterprise during installation. you can activate RSLinx Enterprise from any of the following: Hard drive. 38 . The activation key resides on your computer’s hard disk. for example.

Finding more information about activation The online help (COPYPROT. select Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > Utilities > Move Activation or Reset Activation. 39 . Set this environment variable to tell your computer to look for activation on floppy drives CHECKDRIVES. select Programs > Rockwell Software > Utilities > Activation Help (if you accepted the default directory location during installation). Specify which drives to search for activation network activation. Look up error messages. get problem-solving suggestions You can access online help: „ „ „ A • FrameMaker Quick Tips from the Help button on one of the EvMove or Reset dialog boxes. See detailed instructions for using the Reset utility to repair a damaged activation file troubleshooting. without running either RSLinx Enterprise or the activation utilities. Move activation to a network server to allow multiple users access to the activation moving activation.EXE and RESET. Reset is used when an activation file has been damaged. See detailed instructions for moving activation resetting activation.• • • • • A • ABOUT ACTIVATIONS Running the activation utilities The utilities for moving and resetting activation are called EvMove and Reset respectively. The EVMOVE. From the Windows Start menu.EXE files are located on your hard drive (located in C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSUtil if you accepted the default directory location during installation). To run these programs. from RSLinx Enterprise by selecting Help > Copy Protection from the main menu.HLP) provides more extensive information on activation including subjects such as: KEYDISK.

simply reinstall the software. Format a floppy and move any activation file to it under Windows XP. (Please refer to the online help. but do not move the activation when given the opportunity. Insert your Master disk in the floppy drive.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Answers to some common questions Following are some common problems that people encounter with activation and their solutions. What should I do? If you have lost the activation because the activation file is damaged. you need to reset activation. they are located in the root directory. My activation files were damaged. Your activation files will not be lost unless you format the hard drive. 40 . Follow the Reset Codes instructions on the Rockwell Software Technical Support web page. Set the KEYDISK environment variable to TRUE. I accidentally deleted the software directory on my hard drive.) Then take that disk to your Windows NT machine and move the activation to it. 2000. If you have access to a machine with a different Windows operating system. Deleting the program files does not delete your activation. (You can move the activation back off the disk if you want to keep it where it was. Why can’t I move activation to a new floppy disk on a Windows NT system? It has to do with a disk modification that NT does not allow. follow these instructions to use the Master disk to activate the software as a temporary solution. 3. tamper with hidden files in the root directory. Run your software as usual.) 2. you can create a disk that will work under NT. or perform certain other hard drive operations (refer to the “Protecting your activation files” section in this appendix for more information). To get the software running again. Me. or 98. The activation files are not stored in the program directory. or call the technical support telephone number. The web page and telephone number are both listed on page ii of this guide. To use the Master disk to activate software: 1. Do I need to call Rockwell Software for replacement activation files? No. Your software will find the activation on the Master disk. If you cannot obtain a reset code immediately.

those platforms implement two-slot virtual backplanes.B Advanced topics The following topics are presented in this section: „ „ „ About the virtual backplane Supported network routes Moving RSLinx Enterprise configurations About the virtual backplane 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. which means that it is able to be both a source and a destination for packets sent over the backplane. Note that RSLinx Enterprise occupies a slot in the virtual backplane (as can RSLinx Classic). such as the SoftLogix5xxx controller. where RSLinx Enterprise sits in one slot (slot #0) and the 2711P-RN15S ControlNet Scanner card sits in the other (slot #1). For example. or to a controller sitting in the backplane. 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. This chassis-like model is carried over to the PanelView Plus (and VersaView CE) platforms in a minimalistic fashion. 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. B • FrameMaker Quick Tips 41 . or to any application that plugs into the virtual backplane. 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. both the PCICS and PKTCS device drivers plug into the virtual backplane. For ControlNet support.

This mean if you originally start on a PCCC route (for example. Ethernet or ControlNet) hops.g. 42 .) RSLinx Enterprise allows you to change the network type used when going across a route that includes multiple CIP (Control and Information Protocol.. The reverse is also true: you cannot start on a CIP route (e. Ethernet to ControlLogix to DH+ to PLC-5) and then switch to a PCCC route. RSLinx Enterprise does not support “offlink” routes. or an RSLinx Enterprise data server on a Windows computer connected directly to a DH+/RIO module in a ControlLogix rack. as shown below. DH-RIO). a PanelView Plus device connected directly to a PLC-5. you cannot switch to a CIP route such as ControlNet or EtherNet. An example of this would be a route from a Windows computer that connects from Ethernet through a ControlLogix Gateway to ControlNet to a PLC-5. e. as shown below.g.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE Supported network routes The preferred route for PCCC networks is for the RSLinx Enterprise engine to be connected to the end device (for example. Offlink routes are network paths in which the underlying network protocol changes.. DH+/DH485.

2. On that FactoryTalk Directory Server computer. and within the application are folders and sub folders for areas and sub areas. Any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have name will match a file directory of the same names. MOVING SHORTCUTS FROM ONE COMPUTER TO ANOTHER: SAME APPLICATION 1. if used.• • • • • B • ADVANCED TOPICS Moving RSLinx Enterprise configurations B • Placeholder 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. Your_RSLinx_Enterprise_server_name name will match the name of your RSLinx Enterprise data server in the application (the default is RSLinx Enterprise). shut down the RSLinx Enterprise service using the Windows Service Control Panel. MOVING SHORTCUTS ON THE SAME COMPUTER: DIFFERENT APPLICATION 1. locate the shortcuts. 2.xml file in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RNAServer\ Global\RnaStore\your_application_name\any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have\ your_RSLinx_Enterprise_server_name (This assumes 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. 3. Follow the instructions provided on the dialog. Change the computer name in the Computer hosting the RSLinx Enterprise server box to the new location of the RSLinx Enterprise server. You must reapply your shortcuts because the paths may not be set correctly. 43 . Identify the computer on which your FactoryTalk Directory Server is located. Note that these procedures move only the shortcuts and not the drivers themselves. Moving 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. A warning displays to alert you that this procedure changes the RSLinx Enterprise server reference. Before moving your files. only the shortcut name is preserved. Right-click the RSLinx Enterprise server in the application tree and select Properties.

Move the shortcuts. For each shortcut. you must reapply the path to the end device. 44 . Keep in mind that the FactoryTalk Directory server will have a directory for each application and for each RSLinx Enterprise server. Keep in mind that the FactoryTalk Directory server will have a directory for each application and for each RSLinx Enterprise server. Note that your shortcut names are copied.xml file to the path where your new application is. MOVING SHORTCUTS FROM ONE FACTORYTALK DIRECTORY COMPUTER TO ANOTHER: DIFFERENT To move shortcuts between computers. but not the associated paths. and you will be able to move from application to application. so you must reapply each shortcut. MOVING 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.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 3. follow the same path on the FactoryTalk Directory server as described in the previous section. all your shortcuts NAMES will be moved there. even with different FactoryTalk Directories. 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_server_name. For example: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RNAServer\ Global\RnaStore\your_NEW_application_name\any_area_or_sub_areas_you_have\ your_RSLinx_Enterprise_server_name 4. 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.

There is no need to move hardware configurations from one application to another. Note that you may not have the same drivers or same hardware on the second computer. adding device drivers to one application will make those same drivers available to the other applications.and directory-indifferent. The RSLinxNG.• • • • • B • ADVANCED TOPICS Moving your physical layout (drivers and devices) If you are using the same RSLinx Enterprise software on the same computer for multiple applications. Your shortcuts are also on the computer you copied to. This will effectively copy all the hardware information you need. so this may not always be a wise decision. 45 . 3. This means you can move the file between computers from directory to directory and need only to reapply your shortcuts.xml file is application.xml file in the directory C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RSLinx Enterprise. 2. MOVING FROM ONE COMPUTER TO ANOTHER B • Placeholder 1. (This assumes you have not changed your documents and settings location and that you installed Windows to the C:\ drive). Use Windows Explorer to locate the file an RSLinxNG. Copy the . but each one will need to be applied to the new hardware configuration.xml file from the source computer to the target computer and restart the RSLinx Enterprise service on the target computer. Shut down the RSLinx Enterprise service using the Windows Service Control Panel on both the source and the target computers.

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Select the Ethernet driver. If you do not already have a Serial-DF1 driver in RSLinx Enterprise. the procedure is valid for the 1784-PKTX as well. and click Delete. although there are some considerations that you must be aware of to avoid resource conflicts between these two applications. You are also disabling RSLinx Classic from receiving unsolicited packets across Ethernet. If your RSLinx Enterprise configuration consists of one of the following driver types and you need RSLinx Classic to communicate using that same driver. then you must share the driver within RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic: „ „ Serial-DF1 1784-PKTX To share one of these RSLinx Enterprise drivers with RSLinx Classic. If you already have an RS232 DF1 driver configured in RSLinx Classic. Consider these facts when planning your side-by-side operation. 4. From the Configure Drivers dialog.C Using RSLinx Enterprise with RSLinx Classic RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic can run simultaneously on the same computer. 47 . Exit and restart RSLinx Classic. see the online help. 6. and then click the Listen on Ethernet/IP Encapsulation Port checkbox. 3. For more information on this checkbox. Select View > Options and clear the Accept UDP Messages on Ethernet Port checkbox. however. Keep in mind that clearing this checkbox in RSLinx Classic deactivates the Gateway Server in RSLinx Classic. 7. Select the Advanced tab. right-click the mouse. and select Properties. select Communications > Configure Drivers. then add a Serial-DF1 driver. 5. execute the following steps: C • FrameMaker Quick Tips Serial-DF1 is used in this example. The driver no longer appears in the Configured Drivers list. select the DF1 driver from the Configured Drivers list. 8. 2. Launch either RSView Studio or the FactoryTalk Administration Console and navigate to the Communications tab. 1.

„ „ 48 .• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE 9. then you need to restart the RSLinx Enterprise server so it can obtain sole ownership of the resources that were allocated by RSLinx Classic prior to clearing of the Accept UDP Messages on Ethernet Port checkbox..g. although you can exit RSView Studio and use the Service Control Manager to restart the RSLinx Enterprise service. The virtual backplane is a sharable component between RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise. Start RSLinx Classic and select Communications > Configure Drivers. 13. Name the driver. remember to select the remote driver (e.. 11. Select Remote Devices via Linx Gateway in the Available Drivers list and click Add New. it is sharable as well. Serial-DF1 (RS232 DF1 devices) and the 1784-PKTX/D drivers are the only driver types that can share access as described in this section. Select your computer name in the Server Name selection list to display a list of drivers to which you can connect. 10. The easiest way to restart RSLinx Enterprise server is to reboot the host computer. If you complete all of these steps and your local workstation does not show up in step 11 (above). When using RSLogix. TCP-1) instead of the direct serial DF1 (e. and click OK. AB_DF1-1). Since the PCICS plugs into the virtual backplane on the computer. You now have connectivity for both RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic clients.g. 12. Please keep the following in mind: „ The RSLinx Enterprise server only provides access to drivers for the RSLinx Classic package running on the local computer. and click OK to display the Configure Remote Devices via Linx Gateway dialog. Select the Serial DF1 driver you named from the Remote driver name list.

RSOPC Gateway consists of: „ a service that provides tag data to OPC clients „ D • FrameMaker Quick Tips a configuration tool that configures the runtime operation of the service. Refer to the RSOPC Gateway online help files for more information. To run RSOPC Gateway.000 tags. The option to install RSOPC Gateway is included on the installation CD. RSOPC Gateway is an OPC server that enables OPC clients to connect to FactoryTalk applications that contain RSLinx Enterprise and RSView Supervisory Edition servers and access tag data within those applications. CAUTION: RSOPC Gateway does not notify OPC clients when it is shutting down.D About RSOPC Gateway CAUTION: RSOPC Gateway service is started and stopped from the machine on which it is installed.000 tags depending on the activation. (Or. You must be aware of the effect this may have on your system. If your application requires this. local applications. the service can be stopped locally but re-started remotely. drive. The default DCOM settings prohibit launching RSOPC Gateway remotely and is the recommended setup. since. you can install an RSOPC Gateway on another machine. in this case. RSOPC Gateway also supports launching the service from a remote client. RSOPC Gateway supports up to 20 OPC client connections and up to 32. If you require more than 32. RSOPC Gateway Distributed is for FactoryTalk network applications. click on the FactoryTalk Administration Console Menu Bar. and system tags) and direct references Use RSOPC Gateway if you need to: „ „ Note that only one RSOPC Gateway is permitted to run on a given computer. you will need to change the DCOM settings. use RSLinx Enterprise as a data server for OPC clients use RSView Supervisory Edition as a data server for OPC clients to access HMI server tags (such as alarm. The help files are also included on the installation CD. It is the OPC client's responsibility to provide a mechanism to detect when it is no longer connected to the server and flag data as bad quality. select Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSOPC Gateway > RSOPC Gateway Configuration.) 49 . The configuration tool enables you to select the area or application from which you want to access data (called the scope) as well as start and stop the service. RSOPC Gateway Station is for use on stand-alone. However.

or it can be made a client of a Network Directory Server configured on a different computer on the network. and it must exist on the computer that will run RSOPC Gateway. In a FactoryTalk Local Directory. A FactoryTalk Network Directory organizes project information and security settings from multiple FactoryTalk-enabled products across multiple computers on a network. The activation determines the maximum number of unique tags that can be added to the server and the directory (Network. Refer to the RSOPC Gateway online help for more information about activations. also called Distributed. For FactoryTalk Network Directory applications. and the FactoryTalk-enabled system cannot be shared across a network. where you can chose from multiple computers on which to install RSOPC Gateway. Products such as RSView SE Station and RSView ME use the Local Directory. that computer can then be used as a Network Directory Server. it is recommended that you install RSOPC Gateway on the same computer as the client. or Local. Products such as RSView SE Distributed and RSSql use the Network Directory. A Local Directory cannot be accessed remotely from any other computer or from the Network Directory on the same computer. When a Network Directory is configured on a computer. you must install RSOPC Gateway on the local computer. Where to install RSOPC Gateway For FactoryTalk Local Directory applications. This avoids having to use Remote OPC across the network. RSOPC Gateway will provide data only after it has obtained a valid activation that corresponds with the scope selection. you can install RSOPC Gateway on any computer. TIP: In FactoryTalk Network Directory applications. all project information and security settings are located on a single computer. also called Station) you can access. FactoryTalk Live Data is used as the network protocol in what is considered to be a more robust and secure fashion than Remote OPC.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE About activations RSOPC Gateway requires an activation for operation. 50 . Instead.

To install Remote OPC Client Setup. The Remote OPC Client Setup installs the OPC Foundation components. the OPC Test Client. and follow the installation instructions provided. OPC Test Client is a utility that enables you to test your data connections if you are using Remote OPC Client functionality. and all registry information needed to connect to RSOPC Gateway.• • • • • D • ABOUT RSOPC GATEWAY Remote OPC Client D • Placeholder To enable remote OPC Client connectivity for those servers that do not support server enumeration. select Option 4: Install Remote OPC Client from the product CD. install Remote OPC Client Setup. 51 .

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CIP. A file that contains information about the physical structure you defined for your system. bus. event file. defined drivers and devices. distributed application. Areas organize and subdivide a distributed Network application into logical or physical divisions. channel. configuration. In RSLinx Enterprise. Control and Information Protocol. application. Areas are not available with Local applications. a bus is defined as a network. A server that provides tags.). Coordinated Product Release. a channel is a 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. client. 53 . connecting to a server computer across a communications network. For example. a driver. data element. a tag (e. channel. A set of data elements used to implement a control system. This file includes all network paths.. In RSLinx Enterprise. The term can also refer to the computer that executes this software. OPC or HIM) or an HMI Project Component (e. a graphic display. For example. and object protocols. To copy and distribute project files to designated directories on other computers. separate plants in different geographical locations.g. deploy. A component or subsystem that uses data or functionality provided by some other component or subsystem (the server). data access server. See Network application. CPR. etc.Glossary 1 • Welcome activation file. Data Provider. data providers. See Network application. The software will run only if your system can find the correct activation file. One of the building blocks of RSLinx Enterprise. or chassis. Logic that knows how to speak to a particular class of products.g. separate areas may correspond with separate manufacturing lines in a facility. or different manufacturing processes. node. A read-only system file that “activates” a Rockwell Software product.. Local application area. An individually addressable item of data. a Data Provider acts as a multiplexor for multiple clients and optimizes what data can be read together for more efficient handling. driver.

54 . A data item (tag) whose server is not currently available but whose name is still available for browsing. For example. GUI. Also called a distributed application. FactoryTalk Administrative Console. if you bought seven copies of RSLinx Enterprise. A stand-alone tool used to configure and administer FactoryTalk applications. enterprise-wide access to real-time manufacturing information (for example. Having to do with using a single computer to carry out a task. A Local application is accessible only from the local computer where it resides. Authorization to use a specified number of instances of software. and viewing system-wide diagnostic messages. Also called stand-alone applications. offline data item. Even if the computer is connected to a network or a Network application resides on the same computer. FactoryTalk Live Data. Local application. creating user accounts and user groups. A software system that uses several interconnected computers that share information and processing duties to accomplish its tasks. FactoryTalk Directory. tags). This tool may be used to perform such tasks as creating areas and data server elements. and use. browse. selection.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE FactoryTalk. You can move the activation file for RSLinx Enterprise to seven different computers. FactoryTalk Administration Console installs along with most FactoryTalk-enabled software products. A FactoryTalk Directory can contain multiple applications. and locate all the data and services available to it. HMI. All of the computers participating in a particular application share a common FactoryTalk Directory located on a network computer. license. Local applications do not support areas. Graphical user interface. Human-machine interface. configuring security permissions. Offline data items are read directly from a processor’s project file. then the RSLinx Enterprise key on the Master Disk contains seven “licenses” of RSLinx Enterprise. FactoryTalk is a set of enabling services and technologies that allow Rockwell Automation products to work together to provide information sharing across all layers of an enterprise. which allows multiple automation systems on the same network. the Local application remains self-contained and does not share its data or nay of its project elements. A Network application organizes project elements from multiple FactoryTalk-enabled products. FactoryTalk Live Data provides reliable. The FactoryTalk Directory contains the information that allows a distributed automation system to organize. A product’s activation key contains a license for each copy of the software you have purchased. Network application. local.

and business and office applications that are supplied by different vendors. PCCC (PC3). A subsystem that provides services for clients via a set of interfaces. Represents a specific path to a processor.” A graphic display. tag. Having to do with the operation of a control system. runtime. A logical name for a variable in a device or in local memory. This symbolic reference to a physical device is similar to a topic in RSLinx Classic. A link from one data element to another. a tag can represent a process variable in a Logix 5000 controller. reference. 1 • Placeholder 55 . Apply OPC standards makes interoperability possible among automation and control applications. shortcut. 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. just as they are defined in that processor. which supply it with runtime data. Programmable Controller Communication Commands. stand-alone application.• • • • • • GLOSSARY online data item. for example. packet. OPC. The transmission unit exchanged at the network layer. A data item (tag) whose server is currently available to supply data. The referring element is called the “source element” and the referenced element is called the “target element. Online data items are read directly from a processor. For example. Also called Local applications. server. field systems and devices. A set of industry-standard specifications that define interfaces for communicating with automation devices and services. Having to do with 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. typically reference tags. redundancy.

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FactoryTalk Diagnostics EvMove „ 38 Explorer pane „ 16 „ „ 28 34 F FactoryTalk Administration Console starting „ 15 user interface components „ 16 FactoryTalk Automation Platform about „ 4 installing „ 11 FactoryTalk Diagnostics „ 4. exploring „ 23 Communications tab „ 18 communications. contacting „ 36 D data server.Index Index A activation „ 35. 40 damaged „ 40 file „ 37 installing „ 12 key „ 37 moving „ 40 network „ 39 resetting „ 39 RSOPC Gateway „ 50 troubleshooting „ 39 utilities „ 39 adding a data server „ 19 adding a device automatically „ 28 manually „ 29 adding drivers „ 28 anti-virus software „ 37 Application tab „ 17 applications. 37. B browsing for devices „ 28 tag „ 35 virtual backplane E „ 29 C CHECKDRIVES „ 37. about „ 6 autorun „ 10 consulting services „ 2 contacting Customer Support Center „ 36 Rockwell Software „ 2 copy protection „ 37 creating shortcuts „ 30 Customer Support Center. creating „ 30 devices adding „ 28 moving „ 45 Diagnostics Monitor. 39 checklist. about „ 6 areas. installation and configuration „ 8 CIP (Control and Information Protocol) „ 42 Communication Setup Editor. basic concepts „ 4 „ 4 57 . adding „ 19 defragmentation utilities „ 37 deleting the software directory „ 40 design-time environment „ 5 Device Shortcuts area „ 24 device shortcuts. RSLinx Enterprise 34 drivers adding „ 28 moving „ 45 „ 3. adding drivers to event log. setting up „ 27 compressing the hard drive „ 37 configurations creating „ 27 moving „ 43 Ethernet network. 34 FactoryTalk Directory „ 4 FactoryTalk Live Data „ 4 FactoryTalk.

supported „ 42 Network vs Local applications „ 6 O Offline Tag File „ 25 online help. 34 RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties. 24. 5 RSLinx 2. contacting „ 2 RSAssetSecurity „ 4. 5. see RSLinx Classic RSLinx Classic „ 6.x. 36 RSLinx Classic. RSView „ 5. 11 Remote OPC Client Setup „ 51 resetting activation „ 39 9 restoring from backup „ 37 Rockwell Software. RSLinx Enterprise HMI server properties. accessing „ 1 P PCCC networks „ 42 Primary tab „ 24 R redundancy „ 24 Release Notes „ 2. 35 master disk „ 37 moving activation „ 40 devices and drivers „ 45 RSLinx Enterprise configurations shortcuts „ 43 „ 43 N network activation „ 39 network routes. editing „ 5 „ I installation and configuration checklist installing RSLinx Enterprise „ 9 installing RSOPC Gateway „ 10 „ 8 K KEYDISK „ 39 Knowledgebase „ 2 L Local vs Network applications.• • • • • RSLINX ENTERPRISE GETTING RESULTS GUIDE H hardware requirements. „ 5 58 . General tab „ 20 RSLinx Enterprise Server Properties. using with RSLinx Enterprise „ 47 RSLinx Enterprise adding a device „ 28 adding drivers „ 28 basic concepts „ 4 Communication Setup Editor „ 23 configuration components „ 6 creating a configuration „ 27 creating shortcuts „ 30 definition „ 3 design-time vs runtime „ 5 Diagnostics Monitor „ 3 features and benefits „ 3 installing „ 9 Local vs Network applications „ 6 moving configurations „ 43 setting up communications „ 27 starting „ 15 starting existing application „ 22 starting new application „ 19 system requirements „ 9 troubleshooting „ 33 updating an existing installation „ 13 user interface „ 15 using with RSLinx Classic „ 47 RSLinx Enterprise Diagnostics Monitor „ 3. 35 RSView Studio „ 3. Redundancy tab „ 21 RSOPC Gateway about „ 49 activation „ 50 installing „ 10 where to install „ 50 RSView Machine Edition „ 5. RSLinx Enterprise „ 6 M Machine Edition. 35 RSView Supervisory Edition „ 35 runtime environment.

39 troubleshooting activation „ 39 Index U uncompressing the hard drive „ 37 updates. RSLinx Enterprise „ 9 starting RSLinx Enterprise „ 15 existing application „ 22 new application „ 19 status bar. FactoryTalk Administration Console „ 18 59 . RSView „ 35 system requirements.• • • • • INDEX S Secondary tab „ 24 setting up communications „ 27 shortcuts creating „ 30 moving „ 43 software requirements. FactoryTalk Administration Console „ 18 Supervisory Edition. RSLinx Enterprise „ 9 troubleshooting „ 33. checking for „ 12 updating an existing RSLinx Enterprise installation „ 13 upgrading the operating system „ 37 V virtual backplane about „ 41 browsing „ 29 T tag browsing „ 35 technical support „ 36 topics. see shortcuts training programs „ 2 W Windows NT „ 40 workspace.

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