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Connecting MindConnect Nano to MindSphere network

The following options are available for integrating the device in existing or planned system environments and networks.

MindConnect Nano network

① X63 port

② PN/IE LAN X1 P1 port

③ PN/IE LAN X2 P1 port

Note

The two network adapters are separated from each other. There is no direct connection between the two networks possible to ensure network security. Therefore, you can not create any configuration from the cloud to the field level (e.g. OPC UA server).

The following table explains each connection port in detail:

Port Description
X63 USB 2.0 port, high current. Configuration file on USB stick.
Required during onboarding process.
PN/IE LAN X1 P1 RJ45 Ethernet connection 1 for 10/100/1000 Mbps. Access to the Internet (to MindSphere).
Required to start onboarding process.
PN/IE LAN X2 P1 RJ45 Ethernet connection 2 for 10/100/1000 Mbps. Access to the plant network or asset (e.g. S7, OPC UA).
Required to complete onboarding process.

Prerequisite

For 250 datapoints read per second, the upload bandwidth should be at least 0.5 Mb/s.

Procedure

Before you start onboarding, connect MindConnect Nano to MindSphere, as follows:

Insert Ethernet cable into the port labeled with X1 P1 to connect MindConnect Nano to MindSphere.

Note

MindConnect Nano MAC address

The type plate on of the MindConnect Nano shows 2 MAC addresses. The first MAC address belongs to port X1 P1.

Connecting the port X1P1 (Nano)

Connecting the port X1 P1 for Internet (MindSphere)

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Last update: May 19, 2022