Setup a New Site with Redundant Servers

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Introduction

This guide takes you through the steps to setup two computers running Fernhill SCADA Server software in a redundant configuration.

This guide is intended for new sites that start out in a redundant configuration. If you want to add a standby server to an existing server see Add a Standby Server to an Existing Server.

Before You Begin

Before you start make sure you have the following equipment and information:

Note: These instructions refer to the computers using the labels Computer 1 and Computer 2. Attach temporary labels to the computers to help you identify each computer during the setup procedure.

Setup Procedure

  1. Install Fernhill SCADA on Computer 1 and Computer 2.
    Note: See Setup Programs for how to setup Fernhill SCADA.
  2. Stop the Fernhill SCADA Server on Computer 1 and Computer 2.
    Note: See Managing the SCADA Server for instructions on how to do this.
  3. On Computer 1, edit the SCADA Server Parameters file and add these parameters:

    ParameterValue
    StandbyServerName The IP Address, or Node Name, of Computer 2.
    StandbyServerPassword The common password.

    Note: See SCADA Server Parameters for information on how to edit the SCADA Server Parameters file.

  4. Start the Fernhill SCADA Server on Computer 1.
  5. Open the Server Monitor Tool on Computer 1. Wait for the Fernhill SCADA Server to indicate "Active server running without a standby server".
  6. On Computer 2, edit the SCADA Server Parameters file and add these parameters:

    ParameterValue
    StandbyServerName The IP Address, or Node Name, of Computer 1.
    StandbyServerPassword The common password.
  7. Start the Fernhill SCADA Server on Computer 2.
  8. Open the Server Monitor Tool on Computer 2. Wait for the Fernhill SCADA Server to indicate "Standby server synchronized to an active server".

Further Information

Fernhill SCADA Redundant Servers

For an overview of redundant server operation.

Fernhill SCADA Server

To learn about the Fernhill SCADA Server.

Fernhill SCADA

To learn about the tools in Fernhill SCADA.

Configuration Tool

To learn about configuring Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.