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This represents a VIM detected on the network that does not match any of the placeholders in the Simulation Net or the IO Net. There are several operations that can be performed on VIMs that are not configured in the open VIO configuration file.
Figure 1 - Context Menu of a VIM in the Decommissioned List
The actual options available depend on the type of VIM selected. Below is a complete list of all possible options.
This will decommission the selected VIM. This option should only be used when you are absolutely certain that the VIM is performing no critical function. Normally, this function is only used when a VIM is being re-configured for a new function and its original VIO configuration file cannot be found.
To reset a VIM, right click on the VIM in the Decommissioned list to get the context menu. Then select Decommissioned List.. The VIMNet Explorer will send a Decommission command over the network, and clear the VIM from its list. The VIM will then appear as an unconfigured, decommissioned VIM in the VIMNet Explorer
This operation will interrupt ALL field communications through the selected VIM.
This operation will delete ALL configuration in the selected VIM.
This will copy the configuration from a commissioned VIM to an existing, or new, VIM placeholder in the IO Net. This operation will not disrupt any active communications the selected VIM may be performing. This feature is designed to help recover from a lost VIO configuration file. See the Recover VIM Configuration guide for instructions on using this feature.
This will display the current VIM configuration and provide additional commands.
Figure 2 - Properties of a VIM in the Decommissioned List
From the VIM Properties dialog (Figure 2), the VIM can be identified by selecting Start Flashing radio box, and identify can be turned off by selecting Stop Flashing. The button will cause the VIM to re-run its initialization routines, as if the VIM's power had been cut and then restored. The reboot command will not remove any commissioning information or communications configuration, however, it will temporarily interrupt any field communications.
The Reboot VIM command will temporarily interrupt ALL field communications through the selected VIM.