Migrating controllers from a stand alone system into an existing LAN system.

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POTENTIAL FOR DATA LOSS.
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Issue

What is the best practice for migrating controllers from a stand alone Continuum system into an active LAN system?

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

  • Migrating
  • Continuum
  • Database

Cause

Controllers must be migrated from a stand alone system into an existing Continuum LAN system.

The ACCID of some or all of the controllers on the stand along system are already in use on the LAN system.

Resolution

  • All address conflicts should be dealt with before the controllers are brought onto the LAN system.
  • With the workstation in Offline mode, each controller on the Stand alone system is manually created on the LAN system. 
  • If the controllers ACC ID will conflict with a controller on the LAN system an appropriate change must be made when creating the controller on the LAN database.
  • Where the controllers are BACnet controllers and the intent is to have all controller on the same network, the Network ID (UDP) id must be changed to match the id of the LAN system.
  • The Comm2 network ID of each stand alone controller should be noted and should be changed in cases where the id is already in use on the LAN system.
  • Import files should be used to build the IP level controllers