How to configure a TAC Xenta server in Lonmaker when also being used as the communication port in TAC Vista

Issue

How to configure a TAC Xenta server in Lonmaker when also being used as the communication port in TAC Vista

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

TAC Vista

Lonmaker

TAC Xbuilder

TAC System plug-in

Cause

Needs to use the Xenta Server as a lonworks device and the Network Interface in TAC Vista.

Resolution

Using Xenta Server 7xx and LonMaker

 

  1. Create the Xbuilder project using “stand alone Xbuilder”
    1. Add the IO modules that the Xenta Server is using and assign neuron Ids
    2. Create the SNVTs for the Xenta Server.
    3. Send the project to target.
       
  2. Create LonMaker and TAC Vista database
    1. Create you LonMaker database, register the necessary plug- ins. TAC System plug- in and TAC Device plug- in are used for the Xenta Server.
    2. Add the nodes on you Network including the Xenta Server but not the IO modules. You can use a generic template for the Xenta Server and browse in the XIF file.
    3. Open system plug-in. Right click on The Xenta server and select “Configure…”. Browse in the Xbuilder project. Click on the “add and mach IO”. Click ok.
    4. Go to TAC Network – Settings, Set the Vista communication port to the correct Xenta server type. Also select if you want the IO modules to be commissioned in LNS. Click Ok


       
    5. Still in the system plug in right click on the Xenta Server and select “set as network interface”.
    6. Update TAC Network. Start the server and update TAC Vista Database form the system plug in. Create group bindings if you have any Xenta 401, 30x, 28x controllers.
    7. Close the system plug in.
    8. Resynchronize the drawing to database. Commission devices. Create bindings.
    9. Open TAC Vista workstation, right click and edit the Xenta server (This can also be done form the system plug in configure command). Send the project to target.