Creating jobs for PLC 5 controllers

  1. Start the AdminClient and then open the Jobs module
  2. In the project tree, select the component for which you want to create the job
  3. In the menu tab, click on Create or drag & drop the component into the Jobs section
  1. From the Upload type drop-down menu, select the value RSLogix 5
  1. Go to Job configuration
  2. From the Upload type drop-down menu, check that the correct upload type has been selected
  3. From the Execute drop-down menu, select if the job is going to be executed according to a schedule or using the BackupClient
  4. Make sure the required settings are in place for the following: general, notification, upload and compare, create a version automatically and job execution. For more information, see the AdminClient tutorial
  1. Configure the section RSLogix 5 settings
    1. The RSP File should have been automatically selected. This is located under project. If this is not the case, select this file from the drop-down list
    2. In Communications path, enter the gateway data. Depending on the software in use (RSLinx, Classic or FactoryTalk Linx), there are different ways of doing this:
    3. If you updated RSLogix Enterprise Edition via FactoryTalk Linx, you will need to enter the communications path manually:

      Proceed as follows:

      1. Open the FactoryTalk Linx Browser tool and right click on the project. This will in turn open the project’s configuration.
      2. Here, copy the path of the path (device path). This can be for example RSLinx Enterprise!Ethernet\10.0.220.145. The RSLinx Enterprise! part of the path is optional.
      3. Enter the path into the communications path field. This is located in the job configuration.

      If you are using RSLinx Classic and are using it on the same machine as your versiondog server,

      Proceed as follows:

      1. In order to select the path to the PLC, click on Search in Communications path
      2. Communications path will open. Then select the PLC that you want to be saved by the job

      If you are using RSLinx Classic and are not using it on the same machine as your versiondog server:

      Proceed as follows:

      1. Enter the path to the PLC manually. The path can be found in RSLinx Classic. The path has the following format: xxx!yyy

        • xxx is the name of the computer running RSLinx Classic
        • yyy is the name of the configuration for the PLC in RSLinx Classic
        • Do not forget the Separator ! between both parts of the path

      OR

      1. Open RSLogix 5
      2. Double click on Controller properties in the project tree
      3. Open the tab Controller communications
      4. Copy the text Comms path
      5. Enter the text into the section access path. This is located in the job configuration in the AdminClient
    4. If the project is password protected, enter the necessary password in the Controller Password section
    5. To be able to process password protected projects, the editor needs to be opened in English.

    6. By clicking on Warn when forced values are active, you can decide if you want to have a warning displayed when forced values are active in your project
    7. A displayed warning can be useful. This can for example be useful when using manual control at your facilities and there is the chance that the forced values could be overseen.

  2. Click on save and test the job by clicking on Execute selected jobs once

The job result (Backup) can be used for a detailed comparison, a disaster recovery and further processing.

FAQ: why does the upload freeze when I upload a password protected RSLogix 5 project?

versiondog remotely steers the editor when uploading a project and enters the password when required. It may be necessary to run versiondog under the system account and with the option Allow data exchange between service and desktop(user interactivity) activated.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Windows start menu
  2. In the search field, enter Execute and then click Enter
  3. In the text field, enter Openservices.msc
  4. Double click on VDogMasterService / VDogUploadAgent
  5. Go to the Login tab
  6. If required, incorporate the following settings from the screenshot below:
  7. In the Windows Registry, in the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows, change the value for the entry NoInteractiveServices to 0
  8. Restart the service VDogMasterService / VDogUploadAgent

 

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