PM866 in RNRP monitor through NE870
I have test environment with AS/CS/DC server NE870 and PM866 controller. NE870 splitting client/server network from control network. I managed to configure NE870 so I am able to to ping controller from the server, I am able to connect controller in the OPC server and even load application and go online.
For some reason, I am not able to see the controller in RNRP network status tool on the server. Is this normal behaviour or am I missing something here?
IP:172.16.4.141 /22, 172.16.80.141 /22
C>* 127.0.0.0/8 is directly connected, lo
C>* 172.16.4.0/22 is directly connected, vlan101
C>* 172.16.80.0/22 is directly connected, vlan210
C>* 172.17.4.0/22 is directly connected, vlan102
C>* 172.17.80.0/22 is directly connected, vlan211
C>* 192.168.8.0/24 is directly connected, vlan1
Try probing the controller (and NE870) with the RNRP Utility.
Use the "Get settings" and "Get network map" commands and post the results here.
Not likely, but possible scenario:
a) a bad RNRP Base Address or other explicit parameters set in controller is hindering RNRP from starting.
b) controller has NE870 set as default gateway (and know how to respond on ping & accept download)
To use implicit adressing mode in controller, only fill in IP address and mask on Eth1 and Eth2, leave all other fields at default (except for Eth2 Enable which must be true)
So, please find screenshots with config below and also enclosed NE870 configuration (.cfg file from download center, just added some FW rules). I did everything you suggested, but I can still see only the server in RNRP monitor. I tried to delete default GW, but I lost connection to controller immediately, so I put it back.
One more thing I forgot to mention, AS/CS/DC server is a VM running in VMware Workstation Player on my laptop, using Bridged connection directly to the physical network. Could maybe this cause the problem?
Any additional suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you
And yes, I am running the VM on an ABB laptop with McAfee, but I am not able to turn it off. Need to check with our IT.
-> The virtual machine "reach out".
However, the NE870's own multicasts must also reach the virtual machine on the inside of VMware Workstation.
That traffic is subject to be blocked by a firewall running in the laptop.
The ABB MCE McAfee firewall can be temporarily disabled, at least on my laptop.