OpcDA_Connector service not working
we are facing an issue with the OPC server instances. in the special config tab of the service provider under project service group in event collector, the "Description of AE Server" came back to "ABB OPC Server for 800xA" even after selecting the particulsr AE Server Instance. I guess due to this issue only we the OpcDA_Connector service is not working.
Any Suggestions what we can do ?
Don't mix up OPC AE with OPC DA
Don't try to connect OPC AE (Event Collector) to the system's *own* OPC AE output. This would create a perpetual loop causing severe malfunction of the system.
I suggest erasing the "SG1_AA1WA1_BSRM" Event Collector Service Group and try creating a new group and provider from scratch. Remember that the OPC AE server's ID is to be chosen on group level, not provider level.
Both OPC DA (called OpcDA_Connector in 800xA) and OPC AE (called Event Collector in 800xA) require the OPC server to report "I am health and running OK" before these services enter "Service" state. An unhealthy OPC server will cause the DA or AE service to remain in "Synchronizing", etc. state.
As with OPC DA servers, an OPC AE server can be probed with some OPC AE test client. None is included with the product, but several circulate in ABB engineering teams. Ask your regional ABB contact for "Mr Crilfe" or "Herr Joines" (two of my favourite OPC AE test tools)