Configuring the gateway

The versiondog Gateway can be used to configure a gateway to H1, MPI or PROFIBUS. The versiondog Gateway enables communication between the versiondog server and an automation device that cannot be accessed directly via the TCP/IP network of the versiondog server.

Illustration:

General information and requirements:

How to configure a gateway to H1, MPI or PROFIBUS:

  1. Open the file VDogGateway.ini using a text editor such as Notepad++

The file VDogGateway.ini can be found in the following location: <Drive:>\vdoggateway\VD$A\Configuration\

  1. Configure your desired settings. Possible settings are listed in the table below:
Section Key Value

[Rfc1006]

This section is used to configure the gateway from TCP/IP to H1, MPI or PROFIBUS

Enabled

Key for activating communication via RFC 1006

Y/N

Default: Y

Example: Enabled=N

[TCPIP]

This section is used to configure the port

Port

Key for configuring the port for communication via RFC 1006

{1...65535}

Default: 102

Port 102 is used for communication by default. If this port is already in use, then the service must be assigned a different port number

[SimaticNet]

This section is used to configure access to the SIMATIC NET PC software

Enabled

Key for activating the interface to SIMATIC NET

Y/N

Default: Y

Example: Enabled=N

AccessName

Key for configuring the access point which defines the desired communication channel in SIMATIC NET

{Name of the access point}

Default: S7Online

Example: AccessName=PC internal (local)

Example configuration:

[Rfc1006]
Enabled=Y

[TCPIP]
Port=65500

[SimaticNet]
Enabled=Y
AccessName=PC internal (local)

  1. Save the data and close the text editor

 

FAQ: versiondog Gateway cannot be started. What could be the reason?

The service "VDogGateway" communicates by default via port 102 (RFC1006). If this port is already being used by another application (e.g. by "Siemens IEPG Helper Service", name of service: "s7oiehsx.exe"), a different (unused) port number should be assigned to the service.

 

To assign a specific port number to the service "VDogGateway", the section "TCPIP" has to be added to the file "VDogGateway.ini" or the section "TCPIP" already contained by this file has to be modified as follows:

Path:

..\<Directory in which file "VDogGateway.exe" resides>\VD$A\Configuration

File:

VDogGateway.ini

Section:

 [TCPIP]

Key and value:

Port=<A number in the range 1..65535>

 

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