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Configuring network settings for MindConnect Software Agent

Network configuration of MindConnect Software Agent requires information on the ethernet interfaces for data acquisition (ethernet labeled with X2P1) and MindSphere (ethernet labeled with X1P1). If your company uses a proxy server, it must also be configured to connect MindConnect Software Agent to MindSphere. Contact your IT administrator for details on your local network settings.

After enabling the connection to the MindConnect Software Agent you can edit the network configuration. You can enter either a static IP address or use DHCP. The last option is possible, if there is a DHCP server available in your company network.

Procedure

To configure the network setting, follow these steps:

  1. Select the asset in the "Asset" tab.
  2. Click on the asset icon, e. g. "MindConnect Software Agent".
  3. Click next to "Status" on the button Settings.
    The following graphic shows the "Edit MindConnect" screen:
    edit-mindconnect-window
  4. Activate DHCP if a DHCP server is available in your company network or enter the respective information for static IP address.
    The following graphic shows the IP address input fields:
    static-ip-address

    Note

    • It is recommended to add network routes instead of using Gateway field. It is applicable for "Production Interface" only.
    • Configuring “Production interface" is not necessary for the case of reading data from serial devices using Modbus RTU protocol and the setting DHCP is enabled by default.
  5. Enter the proxy data area "Communication Settings" if necessary and click "Save".

    • In this case, contact your network administrator to get the proxy data. For Proxy IP address input field, it is also possible to define the port number, for example: 127.0.0.1:8080.
    • For proxy authentication type NTLM: The domain and the username have to be provided as "username@domain" or as "domain/username".

    Note

    If nothing else is configured manually, MindConnect Software Agent will try to obtain IP addresses for both adapters via DHCP.

  6. Enter the available router gateways used in your company network.
    production-interface

  7. Click on "Save", to complete the configuration.

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Last update: September 29, 2022