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This section contains all VIMs on the local network that are not listed in either the Simulation Net or I/O Net sections. The VIM will periodically send out a network broadcast packet that identifies itself. VIMNet Explorer listens on the network for those beacon messages. In the message is the MAC address of the VIM. VIMNet Explorer will compare that MAC address to all of the commissioned placeholders to see if the VIM is known or not.
Clears the decommission list and waits for all of the VIMs to report again. It also sends a broadcast message that causes the VIM to immediately broadcast their identification.
This is the name that was given to the VIM when it was commissioned. If the VIM is decommissioned, then it will have an automatically generated name based on its MAC address.
This is the IP address assigned to the VIM when it was commissioned. If the VIM is decommissioned, then it will say "<Unassigned>" instead of having an address.
This is the globally-unique address given to the VIM when it was created. This address cannot be changed.
In addition to the MAC address, the beacon messages contain the firmware type, firmware version, and commissioning status of the VIM. The VIM will be in one of the following states:
The decommissioned state means that the VIM is not configured with a name and IP address yet. The VIM must be commissioned to a placeholder in the I/O Net section before it can be used.
Commissioned - Unknown
The Commissioned - Unknown state means that the VIM was configured using a different VIO file than the one that is currently loaded into VIMNet Explorer. This does not mean that the VIM is bad, it simply means that the current VIO configuration file does not have it identified. The VIM may need to be reconciled or reset before VIMNet Explorer can configure it.
This indicates the driver type that is currently installed on the VIM.
|Driver Part Number||Displayed Firmware Name|
|IOD-4101, IOD-4111||Modbus TCP|
|IOD-4102, IOD-4112||Ethernet IP|
|IOD-4104, IOD-4114||Ethernet IP|
|IOD-4105, IOD-4115||FMC Subsea|
|IOD-4116||ODVA Ethernet IP|
This indicates the current version of the VIM firmware that is installed.