Diagnostic Collection Tool (DCT) at System 800xA 6.1
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2.4 Diagnostics Collection Tool
2.4.1 New and changed functionalities in 800xA 126.96.36.199 The ABB Diagnostics Collection Tool is replaced with improved functionalities in various tools available in System 800xA. These tools are as below:
• System Reports - System Configuration Console now has "Reports" function to generate list of installed software on all nodes of 800xA System. Refer to System 800xA System Getting Started Installation Update and Upgrade (2PAA111708*).
• AC 800M Diagnostics - AC 800M Fingerprint Tool has improved functionality to collect diagnostic data from all controllers connected to networks.
• Advanced Diagnostics - The Advanced Services - Service Products Data Collector (SPDC) tool is used to collect Performance data and Software details of the nodes and controllers for analysis. The tool supports data collection of multiple control system variants. The collected data is packaged into compressed and encrypted cabinet (.zip) files and stored in local drive.
The collected data package (.zip) later can be uploaded to My Control System to generate reports e.g. Benchmark, Fingerprint or System Health Check and diagnostically analyze the system. Users can logon to My Control System portal through www.abb.com\myABB. It can also be uploaded to ServIS for Installed Base Management.
Latest version of the SPDC tool can be dowloaded from ABB Library and myAbb/My Control System portal. ABB Diagnostics Collection Tool will not be installed as part of 800xA 188.8.131.52 System. The tool will be automatically uninstalled during update to the System 800xA 184.108.40.206
My comment to the above "Reports" function to generate list of installed software on all nodes of 800xA System (v6.1):
" This new functionality is not as good as the previous Diagnostics Collection Tool (DCT).
The resulting report is one separate Excel sheet per node in the Excel workbook.
This gives no overview and no possibility to easily compare installed software on nodes.
In v6.1 we are missing the opportunity to easily compare installed software on nodes. "