Re: [foxboro] Question on AIM*OPC running on off platform connected to 2nd Ethernet on P90s

Hi Ken,

A fast check that you can do and then feed the results to TAC is as follows:

On the AIM*OPC Server host run the OPC Explorer client (in the "Programs / AIM 
AT" group). 
Connect to the AIM.OPC.1 and add a group with a name op your choice. 
Right click on the new group and select "add items".
In the browsing pane navigate to the AW node to which you connect to get the IA 
data.

When the AW is selected you will see the "@status" alias as the only available 
tag in the tag pane below.
Double click on the alias and then add it to the list of tags to be added to 
the OPC Explorer.

When you will close the "tag studio" window and update the OPC Explorer the 
"@status" will show in its string value some information.

When all is OK the value is "AIM*AT server status [OK]".

If anything is expired (such as a temporary license) you will see here some 
useful info also.

For more in depth troubleshooting I strongly suggest to have someone from TAC 
guide you.



Hope this helps,

Alex Dumitru, Eng.
SI & IT
Invensys Systems Canada Inc.
Phone: (514) 421 8073
Fax:   (514) 421 8054


-----Original Message-----
From: foxboro-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:foxboro-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Fox, Kenneth
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 2:09 PM
To: 'foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [foxboro] Question on AIM*OPC running on off platform connected to 2nd 
Ethernet on P90s

One of our two AIM*OPC communication links from I/A  to the main Plant Computer 
is down and I have initiated a Foxboro CAR to track.
There are two independent identical OPC links which use AIM*OPC    and   AIM*AT 
    Ver. 3.3 - off platform box connected to P90s.
The links were maintenance free since late Dec 2009 and we had rebooted each AW 
multiple times since then.
The plant has been on line since Jan 2010 and we have made no configuration 
changes.
Last week one of the AW (AW8431)  was rebooted and the link did not come back.  
On a second reboot it came back.

          Then the other AW (Aw8430) was rebooted due to a Sys Mon issue and 
then its respective AIM*OPC link did not come back.
After two more reboots - three in total , the link is still not back and need 
guidance on next step.


        The RTime client running on the MPCS and connected to the AIM*OPC seems 
to "connect" but points do no populate.

Could it be something has expired and where are the important settings to check 
?


Ken Fox
Seabrook Station
603-773-7527
978-609-1589 cell
603-615-0098 page
kenneth_fox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:kenneth_fox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



 
 
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