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Every FactoryTalk View Site Edition system has 5 components. In this example all 5 components are running on a single computer, computer A.

3. The HMI client which visualize information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller. 2. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source usually a controller. 4. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for an application to find what computer is hosting which component.

1. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, recipes, etc. for a logically defined area of the HMI system.

5. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment.

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FactoryTalk Site Edition (Local) Bill of Materials for Software Installation

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Computer A Application Server 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition with RSLinx Bundle Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes RSLinx Enterprise Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer B - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic

Use this drawing when: Note: For FactoryTalk View Design Guidelines, please refer to KnowledgeBase ID 32549 Remote connections are not required between client computers and server computers. An HMI application exceeds the FactoryTalk Machine Edition or PanelView Plus platform. For more information on FactoryTalk View Machine Edition applications, contact your local Rockwell Sales office.

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Overview Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Local)


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FactoryTalk View Studio Software: Configuration Create tags: There can be direct reference tags from a data source like a controller, system tags, and HMI tags defined by the user. Create displays. Configure alarming. Configure datalogging and/or trending. Create macros.

Optional Computer B (Engineering Workstation): Configuration Typical software installed on Engineering Workstation: Controller programming software Network programming software Operating System: Windows 2003, XP Pro, or 2000 SP4

Computer A (Local): Configuration FactoryTalk Directory HMI Server Data Server: - RSLinx Enterprise and/or RSLinx Classic FactoryTalk View Studio Operating System: Windows 2003, XP Pro, or 2000 SP4

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Computer B (Engineering Workstation): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more

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Computer A (Local): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more HMI Server limit of 1 HMI server for Stand-Alone software HMI Server: The total # of graphics is determined by licensed amount: 25, 100, 250, unlimited. Each HMI server requires a license. Graphic: There can be a max of 3000 tags or expressions on a graphic. Alarming: There can be a total of 40,000 alarms per HMI server computer, of which 10,000 can be analog. Datalogging: There can be 20 datalog models running simultaneously, each containing 1,000 tags. Trending: Each trend can contain up to 100 pens. Data Server - Tags the total from all controllers of up to 20,000 tags per data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, 10,000 tags for RSLinx Classic, more Data servers can be added as neccessary. - Tags that are on scan are tags on active graphics, HMI alarm tags, derived tags, event detector, VBA, Macros and data-logged. - Controllers up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic. - Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller.

Optional Engineering Workstation (Laptop or Maintenance PC)

Network Switch: Configuration Use a Layer 2 managed switch

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Controller: Configuration Use RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise to communicate with any Rockwell controller such as: Logix Family (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, etc.) PLC-5 SLC MicroLogix To get data from a third party controller, it needs to be OPC compatible. Use an OPC server such as Matrikon or KepWare. Note: EtherNet/IP I/O and Drives not taken into account, these can affect network traffic

Controller: Capacity Up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic - Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller

Computer A (Local): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40%, as shown in Windows Task Manager, for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes

Controller: Performance Controller performance not affected by HMI at default - 1 continuous task @ 20% System Overhead Time Slice

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Detail Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Local)


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Every FactoryTalk View Site Edition system has 5 components.


2. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, recipes, etc. for a logically defined area of the HMI system. 4. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. 5. The HMI clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller.

3. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source usually a controller.

1. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component.

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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network Workgroup-Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition server Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx - RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx - RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform

Use this drawing when:

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Remote connections exist between client computers and server computers. There are 10 or less computers in the network. For more than 10 computers, a domain controller computer is required. See Drawing FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain Centralized Windows security administration is not desired for the workgroup.

Note: For FactoryTalk View Design Guidelines, please refer to KnowledgeBase ID 32549

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In this example of a distributed system in a workgroup configuration, there are 6 clients each on their own computer. Two server computers, one with an HMI server and one with a Data server. The FactoryTalk Directory is on its own computer. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data server, FactoryTalk Directory and HMI clients could be used. Note: The HMI and Data servers can be running on one computer:

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Overview Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Workgroup


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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network Workgroup-Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition server Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Supported Limits: 10 HMI Servers per application 10 Data Servers per application 50 Clients per applications

About this Configuration: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Workgroup Use this option when: 1. Remote connections exist between client computers and server computers. For example, when a client or data server is located on another computer different from the HMI server computer. 2. And when there are 10 or less computers in the network. For more than 10 computers, a domain controller computer is required. See Drawing: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain 3. Centralized Windows security administration is not desired. When desired please refer to Drawing: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain Every FactoryTalk View Site Edition system has 5 components: 1. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, recipes, etc., for a logically defined area of the HMI system. 2. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source usually a controller. 3. The HMI client or clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller. 4. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component. 5. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. In a distributed system there are HMI servers or data servers on more than one computer, and HMI clients on one or more computers. In this example of a distributed system in a workgroup configuration, there are 6 clients each on their own computer. Two server computers one with an HMI server, and one with a data server. The FactoryTalk Directory is on its own computer. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data servers, FactoryTalk Directory and HMI clients could be used.

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Computer A (FactoryTalk Directory): Configuration FactoryTalk Directory, uses Network directory for distributed Operating System: Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2000 SP4

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FactoryTalk View Studio Software: Configuration Create tags: There can be direct reference tags from a data source like a controller, system tags, imported tags, and HMI tags which are defined by the user. Create displays. Configure alarming. Configure datalogging and/or trending. Create macros.

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Computer E (HMI Clients): Configuration When determining the number of clients in a system, consider the demand on the controller for data and the worst-case load. Every client with graphics open puts tags on scan. Operating System: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP PRO, or Windows Server 2000 SP4, 2000 Pro SP4

Computer A (FactoryTalk Directory): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more Network Switch: Configuration Use a Layer 2 managed switch

Computer E (HMI Clients): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes Computer E (HMI Clients): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more

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Computer B (HMI Server): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more HMI Server: The total # is determined by licensed amount: 25, 100, 250, unlimited. Each HMI server requires a license. Graphic: There can be a max of 3000 tags or expressions on a graphic. Alarming: There can be a total of 40,000 alarms per HMI server computer, of which 10,000 can be analog. Datalogging: There can be 20 datalog models running simultaneously, each containing 1,000 tags. Trending: Each trend can contain up to 100 pens.

Computer D (Engineering Workstation): Configuration

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Typical software installed on Engineering Workstation: - Controller programming software - Network programming software - HMI programming software Operating System: Windows 2003, XP PRO, or 2000 PRO SP4

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Computer B (HMI Server): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes

Data Server Operating System: Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2000 SP4 Windows IIS (Internet Information Services) required on servers for distributed configuration

Controller: Configuration Use RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise to communicate with any Rockwell controller such as: Logix Family (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, etc.) PLC-5 SLC MicroLogix To get data from a third party controller, it needs to be OPC compatible. Use an OPC server such as Matrikon or KepWare Note: EtherNet/IP I/O and Drives not taken into account, these can affect network traffic

Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more

Controller: Capacity Up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic - Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller

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Computer C (Data Server): Capacity Computer C (Data Server): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes Tags the total from all controllers of up to 20,000 tags per data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, 10,000 tags for RSLinx Classic, more Data servers can be added as neccessary. Tags that are on scan are tags on active graphics, HMI alarm tags, derived tags, event detector, VBA, Macros and data-logged. Controllers up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller

Controller: Performance Controller performance not affected by HMI at default - 1 continuous task @ 20% System Overhead Time Slice

Note: Good up to 10 total computers

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Detail Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Workgroup


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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network - Workgroup Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition sever Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx Includes RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Supported Limits: 10 HMI Servers per application 10 Data Servers per application 50 Clients per applications

About this Configuration: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Workgroup Use this option when: 1. Remote connections exist between client computers and server computers. For example, when a client or data server is located on another computer different from the HMI server computer. 2. And when there are 10 or less computers in the network. For more than 10 computers, a domain controller computer is required. See Drawing: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain 3. Centralized Windows security administration is not desired. When desired please refer to Drawing: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain Every FactoryTalk View Site Edition system has 5 components: 1. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, recipes, etc., for a logically defined area of the HMI system. 2. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source usually a controller. 3. The HMI client or clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller. 4. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component. 5. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. In a distributed system there are HMI servers or data servers on more than one computer, and HMI clients on one or more computers. In this example of a distributed system in a workgroup configuration, there are 6 clients each on their own computer.Two sever computers one with an HMI server, and one with a data server. The FactoryTalk Directory is on its own computer. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data servers, FactoryTalk Directory and HMI clients could be used.

Every FactoryTalk View Site Edition system has 5 components.


2. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, tags, macros, etc. for a logically defined area of the HMI system. Computer E (Domain Controllers): Configuration 3. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source usually a controller. 4. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. WINS Server DNS Server DHCP Server Replicating Requires Server-Class OS - Windows Server 2003 - Windows Server 2000 SP4 5. The HMI clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller.

1. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component.

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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network - Domain Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition server Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E Domain Controller There should not be any application software installed on the Domain Controller computer. Computer F HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Note: For FactoryTalk View Design Guidelines, please refer to KnowledgeBase ID 32549

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Use this drawing when: Remote connections are required between client computers and server computers. There are more then 10 computers in the network. Centralized Windows security administration is desired for the system.

In a distributed system there are HMI servers or data servers on more than one computer, and HMI clients on one or more computers. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data server, Factory Talk Directory, and HMI clients could be used.

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Overview Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain


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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network - Domain Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition server Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E Domain Controller There should not be any application software installed on the Domain Controller computer. Computer F HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Supported Limits: 10 HMI Servers per application 10 Data Servers per application 50 Clients per applications

About this Configuration: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain Use this option when: 1. Remote connections exist between client computers and server computers. For example, when a client or data server is located on another computer different from the HMI server computer. 2. There are more than 10 computers in the network. 3. Centralized Windows security administration is required. Every FactoryTalk SE system has 5 components: 1. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, tags, macros, etc. for a logically defined area of the HMI system. 2. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source - usually a controller. 3. The HMI client or clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller. 4. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component. 5. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. In a distributed system there are HMI servers or data servers on more than one computer, and HMI clients on one or more computers. This example of a distributed system in a Windows domain shows a tested system well within the maximum limits of the software. This example system is defined as having 20 clients, each on their own computer, up to 2 non-redundant HMI servers on a computer, and up to 2 data servers. The FactoryTalk Directory is on its own computer. For a typical system using RSLinx Enterprise as a data server, there can be 20 CLX, PLC, or SLC controllers and a total of 20,000 tags. For an RSLinx Classic data server there can be 10 CLX controllers or 20 PLC/SLC controllers and a total of 10,000 tags. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data servers, FactoryTalk Directory and HMI clients can be used.

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FactoryTalk View Studio Software: Configuration Create tags: There can be direct reference tags from a data source like a controller, system tags, imported tags, and HMI tags which are defined by the user. Create displays. Configure alarming. Configure datalogging and/or trending. Create macros.

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Computer E (Domain Controllers): Configuration Computer D (Engineering Workstation): Configuration Typical software installed: - Controller programming software - Network programming software - HMI programming software - Operating System: Windows 2003, XP Pro, or 2000 SP4 WINS Server DNS Server DHCP Server Replicating Requires Server-Class OS - Windows Server 2003 - Windows Server 2000 SP4

Computer A (FactoryTalk Directory): Configuration FactoryTalk Directory, uses Network directory for distributed Operating System: Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2000 SP4

Computer A (FactoryTalk Directory): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more

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Computer B (HMI Server): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more HMI Server: The total # is determined by licensed amount: 25, 100, 250, unlimited. Each HMI server requires a license. Graphic: There can be a max of 3000 tags or expressions on a graphic. Alarming: There can be a total of 40,000 alarms per HMI server computer, of which 10,000 can be analog. Datalogging: There can be 20 datalog models running simultaneously, each containing 1,000 tags. Trending: Each trend can contain up to 100 pens. Network Switch: Configuration Use a Layer 2 managed switch. Computer F (HMI Clients): Configuration When determining the number of clients in a system, consider the demand on the controller for data and the worst-case load. Every client with displays open puts tags on scan. Operating System: Windows Server 2003,Windows XP PRO, or Windows Server 2000 SP4, 2000 PRO SP4 Computer F (HMI Clients): Performance

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Computer C (Data Server): Configuration Data Server Operating System: Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2000 SP4 Windows IIS (Internet Information Services) required on servers for distributed configuration

Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes Computer F (HMI Clients): Capacity Recommended processor speed is 2-3 GHz or more Recommended RAM is 1-2GB or more

Computer B (HMI Server): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes

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Controller: Configuration Use RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise to communicate with any Rockwell controller such as: Logix Family (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, etc.) PLC-5 SLC MicroLogix To get data from a third party controller, it needs to be OPC compatible. Use an OPC server such as Matrikon or KepWare Note: EtherNet/IP I/O and Drives not taken into account, these can affect network traffic

Controller: Capacity Up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic - Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller

Computer C (Data Server): Capacity Computer C (Data Server): Performance Recommended steady-state CPU Utilization is 40% for all applications running, to allow for performance spikes Tags the total from all controllers of up to 20,000 tags per data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, 10,000 tags for RSLinx Classic, more Data servers can be added as neccessary. Tags that are on scan are tags on active graphics, HMI alarm tags, derived tags, event detector, VBA, Macros and data-logged. Controllers up to 20 total controllers to 1 data server computer for RSLinx Enterprise, up to 10 for RSLinx Classic Recommended no more than 4 data server computers to each controller

Controller: Performance Controller performance not affected by HMI at default 1 continuous task @ 20% System Overhead Time Slice

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Detail Drawing of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain


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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Network - Domain Bill of Materials for Software Installation Computer A FactoryTalk Directory Install FactoryTalk Services Platform, included with FactoryTalk View Studio Computer B HMI Server 9701-VWSy FactoryTalk View Site Edition server Licensed by # of displays: 25, 100, 250, unlimited Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer C Data Server 9355-RSLExx RSLinx Enterprise and/or 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic, if needed Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer D - Engineering Workstation 9324-RLx RSLogix 5, 500, or 5000 as needed for controller type 9357-x RSNetWorx if needed 9355-WABx RSLinx Classic 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Studio Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Computer E Domain Controller There should not be any application software installed on the Domain Controller computer. Computer F HMI Client 9701-VWSx FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client Includes FactoryTalk Services Platform Supported Limits: 10 HMI Servers per application 10 Data Servers per application 50 Clients per applications

About this Configuration: FactoryTalk View Site Edition (Network) - Domain Use this option when: 1. Remote connections exist between client computers and server computers. For example, when a client or data server is located on another computer different from the HMI server computer. 2. There are more than 10 computers in the network. 3. Centralized Windows security administration is required. Every FactoryTalk SE system has 5 components: 1. The HMI server, which is the HMI project and contains all of the graphics, tags, macros, etc. for a logically defined area of the HMI system. 2. The Data server, which sends and receives data from a data source - usually a controller. 3. The HMI client or clients, which display information to the user and can accept user input to be sent to the controller. 4. The FactoryTalk Directory, which acts as the look up service for a distributed application to find what computer is hosting which component. 5. FactoryTalk View Studio, allows users to create applications in a single design environment. In a distributed system there are HMI servers or data servers on more than one computer, and HMI clients on one or more computers. This example of a distributed system in a Windows domain shows a tested system well within the maximum limits of the software. This example system is defined as having 20 clients, each on their own computer, up to 2 non-redundant HMI servers on a computer, and up to 2 data servers. The FactoryTalk Directory is on its own computer. For a typical system using RSLinx Enterprise as a data server, there can be 20 CLX, PLC, or SLC controllers and a total of 20,000 tags. For an RSLinx Classic data server there can be 10 CLX controllers or 20 PLC/SLC controllers and a total of 10,000 tags. This is just an example, and other combinations of HMI servers, data servers, FactoryTalk Directory and HMI clients can be used.