Configuring Factory Floor Status

The versiondog Factory Floor Status WebClient add-on is displayed in a web browser and does not require its own installation process. To be able to work with Factory Floor Status, you need to licence it and configure a few settings in your versiondog system. The configuration differs according to the server system:

How to configure Factory Floor Status for a single versiondog server

In addition to activating the licence in a single server system, you also need to enable the web server in order to work with Factory Floor Status. For more details, see Activating the web server

If the web server has already been enabled, you can immediately open Factory Floor Status once the licence has been activated. No additional steps are required.

How to configure Factory Floor Status for a parallel versiondog server

Carry out the following steps only on one server. It doesn't matter which server you choose, any changes made to one server in a parallel server system will be automatically adopted by the other server once a synchronisation job has been executed.

  1. Open the versiondog AdminClient
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. Open the module INI files
    The window Edit ini file is displayed
  4. In the Edit ini files window, select server.ini and click on Edit
    The file server.ini will open
  5. In the file server.ini enter the following:
    • In the section [AssetState], enter the key 5540=Y
      If this section does not exist yet, please enter it
    • In the section [AssetState], enter the key 5542=<Computer name or IP of one of the parallel servers>. The server you enter here will be the server on which the web server is running. If your parallel server system has not defined a web server, you need to define one
      If this section does not exist yet, please enter it
  1. Save the changes and close the file
  2. Click on Global settings
    The window Server settings and paths will appear
  3. Click on the tab Web server
  4. Configure the following settings in the Web server tab:
    • Check the box Enable web server
    • Enter the ports (Default port for HTTP is 80, default port for HTTPS is 443; Ports can be modified. You can specify an alternative port if necessary)
      HTTPS communication uses a versiondog certificate. For more details, see Access the web server.
    • Under versiondog server, you can add the computer name or the IP address of the executing server (same server as the one set to the key 5542 in the server.ini, see point 5)
      Delete the Local (localhost) line, if present.
  1. Click on OK to save your settings and start the web server.

 

FAQ: Problems are arising when any attempt to determine device data for the factory floor status is carried out. Does the entire factory floor status have to be deactivated? Or can jobs be specifically excluded when determining device data concerning the factory floor status?

If problems occur when determining the device data regarding the factory floor status, the factory floor status does not have to be deactivated. Jobs can be specifically excluded when determining device data concerning the factory floor status!

 

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How to exclude jobs from the filter for device data in Factory Floor Status:

  1. Open the versiondog AdminClient
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. Click on INI files
    The window Edit ini files will be displayed
  4. In the Edit ini files window, select the server.ini entry and click on Edit
    The file server.ini will then open
  5. In the file server.in, enter the jobs to exclude via the value ExcludedJob{n}={JobId} in the section [AssetState]. n is a placeholder for numbering from 1 to 65535. It does not have to be sequential; JobID is the ID of the job with exactly 32 characters. (See FAQ: Where can I find the 32 character job ID number (and how do I copy it to the clipboard)?

Example configuration:

[AssetState]
ExcludedJob1=A1B2C3D4E5F6A1B2C3D4E5F6A1B2C312
ExcludedJob9=A1B2C3D4E5F6A1B2C3D4E5F6A1B2C313

  1. Save the changes and close the file

You can run the web server from a browser. The following browsers are supported:

Other web browsers available on request!

For more information about the WebClient and how to use Factory Floor Status, see Webclient.