OPCDA not starting and always intializing
I am using 2 redundant combined aspect and connectivity servers 1 out of 2 configuration
1-I was working on the primary station every thing was working fine then when I added the redudant (secondary) one and configured the OPCDA service for it the server didn't start and it was stuck in the intializing phase
2- I deleted the OPCDA service from both the primary and the secondary servers
and added them and now the OPCDA service in both the primary and the secondary servers are stuck in the intializing phase :S
Voted best answer
1. Download the application into controller.
2. Connect the controller(IP address) in OPC Configuration Panel(DA & AE) for both Connectivity server.
3. Enable to Service Provider for both Primary and Secondary Connectivity Server.
4. Makesure you have connected correct OPCDA Service Group to OPC Data Source Definition for the Control Netwok.
If you have followed above basic procedure then you should not face much issues.
Still facing issue, request you to collect the log files contact your regional support line.
The steps mentioned in the previous answer should solve this problem. A comment though on how to create OPC DA service providers.
It is always a good idea to create the OPC DA service providers from the Data Source aspect for the control network. By doing this the OPC DA service providers will be configured correctly.
Product Manager System 800xA Operations
The OpcDA Connector service will remain in synchronizing state until the OPC server returns "OPC_STATUS_RUNNING".
The status can easily be checked using the Start->Run... advdsopcclient.exe test tool that is shipped with System 800xA
If you are using AC800 OPC server, the above requires at least one (1) controller to be connected and downloaded to.
No smiley face = no service state