CS3: SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

This Unit is about System Configuration in Computers.

What is System Configuration?

System configuration in systems engineering defines the computers, processes, and devices that compose the system and its boundary.

More generally, the system configuration is the specific definition of the elements that define and/or prescribe what a system is composed of.

Purpose

The purposes of this program are:

  • to set up the individual stations of the IGSS system (single user, server or operation stations)
  • to enable the communication between IGSS and the data collection devices (typically PLCs) in the plant
  • to configure the relevant communication drivers

Use

With the System Configuration program you can:

·   Define the station type and name of the individual stations in the system

·   Include up to 8 drivers that can run simultaneously in IGSS

·   Choose the relevant interface(s) for the driver

·   Define the required nodes and subnodes

The typical workflow

To put System Configuration into a broader perspective, here is an outline of the typical workflow when you set up a multiuser system.

1.                Create the new configuration in System Configuration.

2.                In System Configuration, define the IGSS servers and operator stations.

3.                Define the setup parameters for the servers.

4.                Define the setup parameters for the operator stations.

5.                Include the drivers you want to use and set up the individual nodes (PLCs).

6.                Design and install the configuration in Definition.

7.                Start and test the configuration (IGSS Starter and Supervise)

Key features and benefits

For a detailed list of features and benefits, click here.

Program components

The System Configuration program consists of the following key components:

Component.

Description

Location

SysConfig.exe

Program executable

[InstallPath]\Gss\

[MyDriver].dll

Two DLLs for each driver supported. The driver DLL and the configuration DLL.
For example, 7TAB.DLL and 7TABC.DLL.

[InstallPath]\Gss\

SysConfig.chm

The Help file for the System Configuration program.

[InstallPath]\Gss\
[Language Code]

DrvSpec.chm

The driver-specific Help file with information about the individual drivers and error codes.

[InstallPath]\Gss\
[Language Code]

DrvEvent.chm

The Help file which describes how to use event-oriented communication with IGSS.

[InstallPath]\Gss\
[Language Code]

THIS LINK EXPLAINS MORE ABOUT IT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_configuration

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