Using BACnet IP to add a SmartStruxure Lite MPM to a StruxureWare Building Operation Enterprise Server or Automation Server

Issue

Using BACnet IP to add a SmartStruxure Lite MPM to a StruxureWare Building Operation Enterprise Server or Automation Server

Product Line

SmartStruxure Solution, SmartStruxure Lite

Environment

StruxureWare Workstation

Cause

SmartStruxure Lite systems may desire an Enterprise Level Solution to bring multiple sites into one system.

Resolution

  1. Configure the SmartStruxure Lite MPM for BACnet IP as shown in Lessons Learned Article #14001.
  2. Ensure that the BACnet Network ID is Unique to the system and does not match the Network ID in use by the Enterprise Server
  3. Save the BACnet Configuration
  4. Be sure to Right Click on the Root Object of the MPM and save the database.
  5. Open StruxureWare for Building Operation Workstation
  6. Right Click on the Server Object and add a BACnet Interface
  7. Ensure that the BACnet interface has a unique BACnet Network ID which does not match the Network ID used by the MPM
  8. Expand the BACnet Interface
  9. Click on the Server Object and select the Device Discovery Tab
  10. Select BACnet Devices
  11. NOTE: There have been instances of Skype causing interference with this process. Please completely close Skype if you are using it and unable to discover any devices.
  12. ALSO NOTE: There may be 2 instances of the MPM shown. If so, use the MPM that is part of the Enterprise Server BACnet Network
  13. Drag the MPM to the BACnet Interface/IP Network object in the Enterprise Server System Tree
  14. Right Click on the Device and Upload it
  15. If any devices are connected to the MPM such as a Zigbee Wireless State or Enocean switch, these will be discovered in the BACnet Network configured in the MPM
  16. Add these devices to the Enterprise Server by dragging and dropping them to the BACnet Interface/IP Network object
  17. Right Click and upload all devices.