Local Connector Configuration Tips

Proficy Portal has the ability to retrieve data from local data sources using a local TCP/IP server configuration. This provides a layer of protection for the Proficy Portal server in the event of a local data server failure. In addition, this method of data source configuration provides additional logging capabilities, without sacrificing performance. To implement this method of data source configuration, use the Remote Interface (RIF) Configurator to set up a local TCP server, and then set up the data source in the Administration application. Local OPC, PI, and CIMPLICITY HMI data sources can be configured via the RIF Configurator. The following procedure describes the steps in greater detail.

NOTE: Limitations may exist with the number of available sockets. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the RIF Configurator with local connectors.

To configure a local connector via the RIF Configurator:

  1. To start the RIF Configurator, access it from Start menu | Programs | Proficy Real-Time Information Portal 2.6 | RIF Configurator.

  2. On the Remote Interface Service Location dialog box, select the Local option and click OK.

  3. Configure a TCP server. For help on doing this, click the Help button on the Server Startup Configuration window.

  4. Click Save on the Server Startup Configuration window.

  5. Stop the Proficy Portal server.

  6. Restart the RIF service. For help on doing this, click the Help button on the Server Startup Configuration window.

  7. Start the Proficy Portal server.

  8. Start Proficy Portal and access the Administration application.

  9. Add the appropriate data source with the following settings (for more information on adding specific types of data sources, see Adding Data Sources):

    • For the Server Name, enter LOCALHOST.

    • For the Port Number, enter the port number that you used to configure the TCP server. Allowable port numbers are 1025 - 65535.

    • Fill in all other information as required for the data source.

  10. Click the Apply button.

  11. Click the Test button to test the connection.