The AVEVA™ Application Server 2020 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 historize 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.
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
Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:
Individuals who need to configure or modify Application Server applications
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 – AVEVATM 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Section 1 – Historizing Data for AVEVA Application Server
This section describes how Historian historizes data. It explains how to configure engines and platforms for historization and describes how to configure objects to historize attributes. It also discusses how to retrieve historical data with the Historian Client Web.
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 historization of alarms and events with Historian, as well as how to retrieve alarm history from SQL Server.
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.
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.
Section 1 – Application Redundancy
This section provides an understanding of the terminology, topology, and concepts of application redundancy and how it should be configured.
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.
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.