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Release Notes for Rollup 2


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800xA History
Release Notes for Rollup 2
System Version 2.0

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Table of Contents
Section 1 - Release Notes
Introduction .......................................................................................................................7
Product Support .................................................................................................................7
Installation and Configuration ...........................................................................................7
Installation and Update......................................................................................................8
Known Problems ...............................................................................................................9
Installation..............................................................................................................9
Operation .............................................................................................................11
Configuration .......................................................................................................11
Fixed Problems ................................................................................................................12
Installation............................................................................................................12
Operation .............................................................................................................14
ABB 800xA History Archiving .......................................................................................21
Installation of ABB PAS - System Services.........................................................21
Installation of ABB Inform IT - History ..............................................................23
Access Installation ...............................................................................................24
Client Installation .................................................................................................25
Post Installation ...............................................................................................................28
800xA History Archiving Node ...........................................................................28
Revision History ..............................................................................................................31
Updates in Revision Index A...........................................................................................31

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Table of Contents

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Section 1 Release Notes


Introduction
This document represents the release notes for the current version of 800xA
History2.0 Rollup 2 (RU 2).
This document lists the problems that have been fixed in this release since the
previous release. It also enumerates known problems encountered in the final testing
of this product release and identifies the workarounds.
This document is included on the product media.

Product Support
Contact ABB technical support for assistance in problem reporting.

Installation and Configuration


800xA History 2.0 RU 2 media contains the full setup of the product software. For
installing 800xA History, refer 800xA History Installation Manual (2PAA107280200*).
For more information about administrating and configuring 800xA History, refer
800xA History Administration and Configuration Manual (2PAA107563-200*).
The 800xA History manuals are available in 800xA History Documentation
folder in the installation media.

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Installation and Update

Section 1 Release Notes

Installation and Update


800xA History 2.0 RU 2 supports:

Fresh installation of 2.0 RU 2

Update of 800xA History from 2.0 to 2.0 RU 2.

Update of 800xA History from 2.0 RU 1 to 2.0 RU 2.

(Refer 800xA History Installation Manual (2PAA107280-200* for more


information).

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Section 1 Release Notes

Known Problems

Known Problems
Installation
Table 1 lists the issues that may exist and affect the installation of the system or
product at the time of release. Workarounds, clarifications, or helpful hints have
been provided for each issue wherever possible.
Table 1. Installation Issue
Issue
Installation of 800xA History Archiving 2.0 on
32-bit OS nodes results in dll registration
errors.

Workarounds, Clarifications, and Helpful


Hints
Before installing 800xA History Archiving 2.0
on 32-bit OS machines, install the
vcredist_x86_vc9_6161.exe that is available
in 800xA History DVD media in the path:

800xAHistory-IN-1022-004 ..DVD/3rd Party SW/Common/MSVC2008x86


Vtrin option appears along with Vtrin .Net 3.5
in Start > All Programs > ABB during the
following cases:

In the 800xA History Data Collector nodes,


always use the Vtrin .Net 3.5 option.

1. When 800xA History Embedded Data


Collector is upgraded from version 1.0 SP2
(and its Rollups) to 2.0.
2. When a fresh installation of Embedded Data
Collector
If Vtrin option is selected, an error message
appears.
800xAHistory-IN-2000-001

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Installation

Section 1 Release Notes

Table 1. Installation Issue (Continued)


Issue
The attribute information present in OPC Event
Attributes table of Data Collector does not
reach the corresponding table in History
Server.

Workarounds, Clarifications, and Helpful


Hints
This issue is seen during the upgrade
scenario from 1.0 SP2 (and its rollups) to
History 2.0.
After upgrading to History 2.0, perform the
below steps in History Server.
1. Navigate to
<DatabaseDrive>\Application\Config\EventFo
rwarderIniFiles.
2. Open the files EventForwarder_<DCN>.ini
and EventForwarder_<HistoryServer>.ini
3. Update the value of the key as shown
below:
ProcessOpcEventAttributes=1

800xAHistory-IN-2000-003

4. Save and close the file.

In HA Configuration of 800xA History Servers, No workaround exists for this issue.


if the Hot-Standby History Server is unavailable
then the History Supervision aspect will not
update the correct status of Replica Node.
800xAHIS-IN-2001-001
800xA History Archiving of 800xA History 2.0
RU1 supports installation only on 800xA 5.1
FP4 RevD and 800xA 5.1 RevD.

Refer ABB 800xA History Archiving on page


21 to install and configure 800xA History
Archiving on 800xA versions other than 5.1
FP4 RevD and 5.1 RevD

800xAHIS-IN-2001-003

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Operation

Operation
Table 2 lists the issues that may exist and affect operation of the system or product
at the time of release. Workarounds, clarifications, or helpful hints have been
provided for each issue wherever possible.
Table 2. Operation Issues
Issue

Workarounds, Clarifications, and Helpful Hints

Status alarms of History Services in Standby No workaround exists for this issue.
DCN does not get reported in 800xA System
Alarm List.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-006
Compression of boolean tags does not work
properly

No workaround exists for this issue.

800xAHistory-OL-2001-008

Configuration
Table 3 lists the issues that may exist and affect configuration of the system or
product at the time of release. Workarounds, clarifications, or helpful hints have
been provided for each issue wherever possible.
Table 3. Configuration Issues
Issue
Deadband configuration on Log
Configuration Aspect is not available.

Workarounds, Clarifications, and Helpful Hints


No workaround exists for this issue.

800xAHistory-CN-2000-003

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Fixed Problems

Section 1 Release Notes

Fixed Problems
Installation
Table 4 lists the major system or product installation issues that have been corrected
since the previous version or service pack. A brief description of the correction is
also given.
Table 4. Corrected Installation Issues
Issue

Correction

During upgrade or restore of RTDB This issue has been fixed.


database in the Second node of
High Availability configuration, an
error Upgrading Database failed
[error 10] may appear and the
upgrade or restore process halts.
800xAHistory-IN-2000-005
The Aspect View of Special
Configuration on 800xA History
EventServer service may not
update properly when the system
is updated to the latest version of
800xA History.

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-IN-2000-006
This issue has been fixed.
With 800xA History extensions
loaded in System 800xA, a new
800xA History SyncService Group
and Provider get created
automatically in Service Structure
for each node that get added to
Aspect System as 800xA
Connectivity Server.
800xAHistory-IN-2000-007

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Installation

Table 4. Corrected Installation Issues


Issue

Correction

This issue has been fixed.


In 800xA History V2.0, while
converting Single History Server to
High Availability Servers, the
installation of Replica node fails if
the length of machine name is
more than 13 characters.
800xAHistory-IN-2000-008
History of all Tags deleted during
upgrade of 800xA History - 800xA
History 2.0 RU1

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHIS-IN-2001-004
In the event of NLB network cable As a workaround, stop the History Services of
the earlier Primary which was holding the
disconnection at the Primary
History Server, holding the Master Master Tokens.
Token of Services, the Hot-Standby
History Server does not take over
the Master Tokens for
EventForwarder and
TagConsistencyController. Due to
this, the newly created tags and the
events does not get collected in
either of History Servers.
800xHIS-IN-2001-002

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Operation

Section 1 Release Notes

Operation
Table 5 lists the major system or product operational issues that have been corrected
since the previous version or service pack. A brief description of the correction is
also given.
Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues
Issue

Description

This issue has been fixed.


If the corresponding 800xA History Log
template is not filled with the fields of Min
Value, Max Value and Description, 800xA
History Log Configurations created in
800xA is not synced to History Server.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-004
This issue has been fixed.
Process Portal A may sometimes be
unresponsive and eventually closes when
External Log template is used on a
property and Browse button in the Log
Configuration aspect is clicked.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-005
800xA History Sync Service and 800xA
History Event Collector Service does not
reach Initialize state when RTDB
Services are stopped.

This issue has been fixed.

Also, the Status alarms of RTDB services


are not reported in 800xA System Alarm
List.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-007
During very high load conditions, the
CPimsEventCollector Service will utilize
more memory.

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-008

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Operation

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue

Description

This issue has been fixed.


During very high load conditions, RTDB
OPC help tables may consume more disk
throughput time which may cause
CPimsEventCollector service to restart
periodically.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-009
This issue has been fixed.
Tag Configuration and Event Data from
Data Collector does not get transferred to
History Server due to an error in Vtrin
NetServer Internal service of History
Server. The occurence of this issue is very
rare.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-022
In redundant data collector configuration,
OPC DA data from History Server to
800xA does not get written if the primary
data collector is down.

This issue has been fixed.


OPC DA data from History Server gets written to
800xA through secondary data collector when the
primary is down.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-021
During very high load conditions, 800xA
Trends may stop trending historical data
with an error message in windows event
viewer related to
RTDB_OpcHdaServer35.exe.

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-016

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Operation

Section 1 Release Notes

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue
When there was a network disconnection
between the Data Collector and the
History Server, the History Supervision
aspect would not update to reflect the
correct status of History Services of
800xA History Server. A Workplace
restart was required to get the
Supervision aspect to reflect the proper
status.

Description
This issue has been fixed.
The status of History Services of 800xA History
Server is now properly updated in the History
Supervision aspect when there is network
disconnection between the Data Collector and the
History Server.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-012
While the 800xA History Sync Service
was synchronized with the History
Services of Data Collector, a network
disturbance between the Aspect Server
and the Data Collector would result in
deletion of tags in Data Collector and
History Server.

This issue has been fixed.


Tags will no longer be deleted from the Data
Collector and the History Server even if there is a
network disconnection between the Aspect server
and the Data Collector during tag synchronization.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-013
This issue has been fixed.
After History Server restart from any
maintenance activity, backfill of data from
Data Collector to History Server does not
happen completely for the History Logs for
which Compression was Disabled.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-014
History Supervision aspect does not
switch over to next available Service
Provider or Service Group when the
connected 800xA History SyncService
Provider is out of service.

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-017

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Operation

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue
After restart of History Services in 800xA
History Embedded Data Collector, 800xA
History Sync service does not return
History Services status alarms from ACT
to RTN.
This happens only when there is delay in
start of History Services and 800xA
History Sync Service does not check for
the current status of History Services in
Data Collector, before reporting the active
alarms to 800xA.

Description
This issue has been fixed.
When History services are restarted in 800xA
History Embedded Data Collector, the 800xA
History Sync Service checks for current status of
History Services before reporting the status alarms
to 800xA.

800xAHistory-OL-1022-009
For 800xA History Logs, the Seamless
algorithm of 800xA trends does not
retrieve data older than 31 days
(approximately) with log update rate as 1
second.

This issue has been fixed.


The Seamless algorithm will now be able to retrieve
data as old as 365 days.

The oldest data retrieved by Seamless


algorithm depends on the update rate of
the Log Configuration.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-019
In redundant data collector configuration,
if one of the data collector that provides
data to 800xA Trends becomes
unavailable then the 800xA Trends plot no
data, though the data actually got
collected by another data collector and
stored in History Server.

This issue has been fixed.


In redundant data collector configuration, the
duration of unavailable data from one of the data
collector will now be retrieved from History Server
and be plotted in 800xA Trends, provided the
redundant data collector collects and buffers the
data to History Server.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-011

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Operation

Section 1 Release Notes

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue

Description

This issue has been fixed.


The fields Min Value, Max Value,
Engineering Unit and Description
available on 800xA History Log
Configuration aspect of formal objects will
not subscribe to OPC Properties from
Property Translations aspect available on
the corresponding object.
800xAHistory-OL-2000-023
Extracting the data from History found that This issue has been fixed.
there are many double entries means
same log with same timestamp but in two
entries.
800xAHIS-OL-2001-003
This issue has been fixed.
Multiple events in 800xA History. RTDB
and PPA Event List sees the one event for
when tags are in the alarm-off state, the
HAS RTDB (historian servers database)
displays 2 of the same event.
800xAHIS-OL-2001-004
800xA History Sync Service Provider
goes into Undefined state

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHIS-OL-2001-006
Deleted tags during 800xA History Sync
Service restart - 800xA History 2.0 RU1

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHIS-OL-2001-007

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Operation

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue
Different icon in Vtrin for Invalid variables
and Inactive variables.

Description
The modification of the icons on variables can be
done by navigating to
%app_datapath%\VtrinShared\Icons and creating a
new Icon file and renaming to the desired one.
For example a user wants a different Icon for
"Uninitialized" Tag. The default icon is a " ?".
So you can create a icon file in
%app_datapath%\VtrinShared\Icons and name it as
Uninitialized.ico and restart the Vtrin on this node.
The icons will be changed.
Please note this changes will not be moved from
DCN to History Server, because from DCN to
History the data is moved via Vtrinlink and not OPC
DA. Hence, these Icon changes are valid for Loca
DCNl Nodes only.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-026
800xA History v2.0 HA-RTDB; VTRIN
hang during synchronization of RTDB
tables (with EMO installed)

Another option for the user to know the Inactive tags


is by filtering option available in Vtrin (Active
Coloum)
This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-024
Not able to view the 800xA history
archived events

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHistory-OL-2000-025

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Operation

Section 1 Release Notes

Table 5. Corrected Operation Issues (Continued)


Issue

Description

No events retrieval from the history server This issue has been fixed.
after History Server is re-installed
800xAHIS-OL-2001-005
DCN1B trending issue 800xA History 2.0 This issue has been fixed.
RU1 & 800xA system version 5.1 FP4 Rev
D
800xAHistory-OL-2000-027
Issue in string data write from HA History
servers to 800xA

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHIS-OL-2001-008
Network Authentication between History
server and RODC (Read Only Domain
Controller)

This issue has been fixed.

800xAHIS-OL-2001-001
Some Historian DCN nodes capture Event This issue has been fixed.
Class ID set to 0
800xAHIS-OL-2001-002
Time Bound query of 800xA History Event This issue has been fixed.
Retrieval
800xAHistory-OL-2000-018

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Appendix A Installation on 800xA System


ABB 800xA History Archiving
Please follow the steps below to install and configure 800xA History Archiving on
800xA versions other than 5.1 FP4 RevD and 5.1 RevD.
800xA History Archiving comprises of two components.
1.

ABB PAS - System Services

2.

ABB Inform IT - History

Installation of ABB PAS - System Services


PAS Services are required to perform archiving of History Data. These services
work along with Inform IT History and perform the archiving of History data.
Install this component on 800xA node which is designated to perform archive
functionality. This component must be installed on 800xA Connectivity Server and
must not be installed on 800xA History Embedded Data Collectors, redundant
800xA Connectivity Server(s).

Follow the steps below to install ABB PAS- System Services.


1.

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Insert the DVD1 of respective 800xA media and navigate to Information


Management\Historian and double click ABB PAS - System Services.

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Installation of ABB PAS - System Services

2.

Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

Select IM Base as the installation type and click Install Now on the welcome
page.

Figure 1. InstallShield Wizard

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Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

3.

Installation of ABB Inform IT - History

Click Finish after successful installation.

Figure 2. Finish Wizard


4.

Click Yes to restart the node.

Figure 3. Restart Confirmation Screen

Installation of ABB Inform IT - History


Installation of ABB Inform IT - History is further classified into two categories.
1.

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Access Installation

2.

Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

Client Installation

Access Installation
Install ABB Inform IT - History Access component on 800xA node which will be
performing Archive of 800xA History data. This component must be installed on
800xA Connectivity Server and must not be installed on 800xA History Embedded
Data Collectors, redundant 800xA Connectivity Server(s) and dedicated Aspect
Server(s).
Follow the steps below to install the server.
1.

Insert the DVD1 of respective 800xA media and navigate to Information


Management\Historian and double click ABB Inform IT - History.

2.

Select History Access and click Install Now on the welcome page,

Figure 4. Welcome Page

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Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

3.

Client Installation

Click Finish after the installation is successful,

Figure 5. Finish Screen

Client Installation
Install ABB Inform IT - History Client component on all other 800xA nodes. With
the client component installed, the Archived data can be read on the corresponding
node of 800xA.
Follow the steps below for Client Installation.
1.

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Insert the DVD1 of respective 800xA media and navigate to Information


Management\Historian and double click ABB Inform IT - History.

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Client Installation

2.

Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

Select History Client and click Install Now on the welcome page.

Figure 6. History Client Install Screen

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3.

Client Installation

Click Finish after the installation is successful.

Figure 7. Finish Screen

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Post Installation

Appendix A Installation on 800xA System

Post Installation
800xA History Archiving Node
Add the hsArchiveService.exe service to the Windows firewall exception list
from the following location:
C:\Program Files(x86)\ABB Industrial IT\Inform IT\History\bin
To configure the Archive Services:
1.

In the node installed with 800xA History Archiving, click Start > Programs >
Administrative Tools > PAS > Password Administration. The Set PAS
Service Account dialog appears as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8. Set PAS Service Account Dialog

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2.

Type the 800xA Service user name in Service Account.

3.

Type the password associated with the entered user name in Password and
confirm the password by retyping the same password in Confirm Password
and click OK.

4.

Click OK in the Password Set dialog.

5.

Restart the node.

6.

Open Process Administration Service by using PASGUI in the Run command.

7.

Click Yes in the PAS Service Message to run configuration utility.

8.

Click OK in the Communication Settings window.

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9.

800xA History Archiving Node

Click OK on the ComStacksTool dialog and close Process Administration


Service utility.

10. Open Plant Explorer window and then navigate to Service Structure >
Industrial IT Archive, Service.
11. Right-click the Archive Service object and then create a new Archive Service
Group object.
12. Create a new Archive Service Provider object under service group and select
the Archive node name from the drop-down list where 800xA History
Archiving is installed and click Apply.

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Revision History
This section provides information on the revision history of this User Manual.

Revision History
The following table lists the revision history of this User Manual.
Revision
Index

Description

Date

Final version published for 800xA History 2.0 RU1

March 2014

Final version published for 800xA History 2.0 RU2

May 2015

Updates in Revision Index A


The following table shows the updates made in this User Manual for 800xA History
2.0 RU2.
Updated Section/Sub-section

Description of Update

Front Cover

Document ID changed

Release Notes Section

Added the known problems and fixed problems

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