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The AVEVA™ Application Server training course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide an overview of the features and functionality of Application Server. This course provides lectures and hands-on labs to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use these features and functions for plant modeling.

 

The class demonstrates how to use Application Server technology to connect to field devices, process data, run scripts, handle alarms, and historise alarms and events. This course also provides a fundamental understanding of application maintenance, real-time alarm recording, and security settings, and describes how to set up redundancy for data acquisition.

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15 - 18 July Virtual £2400 / €3100 / $3100 Register
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a new application
  • Model the plant floor
  • Employ rapid prototyping using a data simulator
  • Acquire data from field devices
  • Configure data communication redundancy
  • Work with alarm and history configurations in an application
  • Maintain application functionality using import and export
  • Define the security model for the application
  • Apply Application Engine redundancy capabilities
  • Implement .NET Scripting to enhance application functionality
  • Back up and restore an application

Individuals who need to configure or modify Application Server applications.

Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:

  • Industrial automation software concepts

Module 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Course Introduction

  • This section describes the course and its objectives, intended audience, prerequisites, and agenda.

Section 2 – AVEVA™ System Platform Overview

  • This section describes fundamental concepts about AVEVA System Platform, including its clients, components, and services.

  • It also introduces the ArchestrA technology.

Section 3 – AVEVA™ Application Server Overview

  • This section describes AVEVA Application Server and its components and discusses what a Galaxy is and how to create one.

Section 4 – The Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

  • This section describes the The Integrated Development Environment (IDE), including the layout, its key functions, toolboxes and how to create them, and the application views available.

Section 5 – Automation Objects

  • This section describes automation objects, templates, and instances.

  • It discusses the Object Editor, explains the different states of automation objects and operations when editing objects, and gives a brief explanation of Object Wizards.

Section 6 – System Requirements and Licensing

  • This section describes the System Platform computer roles, the software and hardware requirements for Application Server, the ArchestrA Network Account, and how the product is secured and licensed.

Module 2 – Application Planning

Section 1 – AVEVA Application Server Project Workflow

  • This section describes the suggested project workflow.

Section 2 – Case Study

  • This section describes the simulated manufacturing environment to be used for the course and explains the naming conventions used in the simulated process.

Module 3 – Application Infrastructure

Section 1 – The Plant Model

  • This section describes the importance of the plant model and explains the usage of area objects and the Model view in the IDE.

Section 2 – The Deployment Model

  • This section describes the Deployment view of the IDE, discusses the hosting relationship between objects, explains the usage of the $WinPlatform and $AppEngine objects, and describes the Deployment options.

Section 3 – System Management Console

  • This section describes the overall functionality of the System Management Console (SMC).
  • It explains how to back up and restore using the Galaxy Database manager, and includes how to create a new Galaxy from a backup file.
  • It discusses how to use the ArchestrA Logger and Log viewer, and explains how to use Platform Manager.

Section 4 – The Runtime Environment

  • This section describes the runtime environment of the Galaxy, explains communication between automation objects’ attribute references, and introduces Object Viewer and Platform Manager tools.

Section 5 – Data Simulation

  • This section describes the OI Simulation Server and explains the configuration of an $OPCClient to the OI.SIM.

Module 4 – Application Objects

Section 1 – Introduction to Application Objects

  • This section describes the application objects in the Galaxy, discusses the basic configuration of the $UserDefined object, and explains the limitation of other application types as they relate to Object Wizards and Autobind.

Section 2 – Object Attributes

  • This section describes the Attributes tab and the features of an attribute.
  • It also discusses the configuration options available for application objects, including automatic and manual I/O binding capabilities.

Section 3 – Change Control and Propagation

  • This section describes attribute locking and unlocking.
  • It also discusses how template changes can propagate to previously derived objects.

Section 4 – Containment

  • This section describes containment with templates and application objects, and explains different modeling approaches.
  • It also discusses the naming conventions of contained objects.

Module 5 – Device Integration

Section 1 – Device Integration Servers

  • This section describes available servers, discusses OI servers, explains the configuration of an OI Server to a Controller, and describes how to backup the OI sever configuration.

Section 2 – Device Integration Objects

  • This section describes DI objects, explains the configuration of a DI object to an OI Server, and discusses how to monitor the connectivity of a DI object in Object Viewer.

Section 3 – Connecting Application Objects to Field Data

  • This section describes how to change the data source for objects using the autobind capabilities of application objects.

Section 4 – Device Integration Redundancy

  • This section describes DI redundancy and explains how to configure a Redundant DI Object.

Module 6 – History

Section 1 – Historising Data for AVEVA Application Server

  • This section describes how Historian historizes data.
  • It explains how to configure engines and platforms for historisation and describes how to configure objects to historise attributes.
  • It also discusses how to retrieve historical data with the Historian Client Web.

Module 7 – Alarms and Events

Section 1 – Alarms and Events Overview

  • This section describes alarms and events.
  • It explains alarms and events reporting of objects through areas, the alarm options for attributes, and how to monitor alarm attributes and states with Object Viewer.
  • It discusses the historisation of alarms and events with Historian, as well as how to retrieve alarm history from SQL Server.

Module 8 – Object Management

Section 1 – Object Export and Import

  • This section describes how to export and import objects from and to a Galaxy.
  • It also explains how to upgrade objects to new versions or revert to previous configurations.

Section 2 – Galaxy Dump and Galaxy Load

  • This section describes how to use the Galaxy Dump and Galaxy Load features of the IDE.
  • It explains how to use these features to modify and create instances of objects.

Module 9 – Security

Section 1 – Security Overview

  • This section describes how AVEVA Application Server handles security. It discusses the security models available in the IDE and describes how to configure general security permissions and operational permissions.

Section 2 – Object Security

  • This section describes the security classifications for object attributes and discusses the security audit trail.

Module 10 – Application Redundancy

  • Section 1 – Application Redundancy
    This section provides an understanding of the terminology, topology, and concepts of application redundancy and how it should be configured.

Module 11 – Introduction to QuickScript.NET

Section 1 – Introduction to Scripting

  • This section describes the scripting environment and basic scripting syntax. It also discusses the execution types and triggers.

Section 2 – Variables and Control Statements

  • This section describes the usage of variables and control statements in a script.

Module 12 – Galaxy Backup and Restore

Section 1 – Galaxy Backup and Restore

  • This section briefly describes the SMC and explains how to back up and restore operations using the Galaxy Database manager. It includes a discussion on how to create a new Galaxy from a backup file.

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