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Wonderware Information Server v5.0 Install Guide

                   

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INSTALLATION GUIDE

Description

 

The following is a link to a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions for the installation of Wonderware Information Server version 5.0.

 

Author

Rufus Handsome

Publish Date 1/3/2013

Applies to Software

Wonderware Information Server

Applies to Version

5.0

Applies to System/Module

N/A

Article Version

01.01.00

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Before you Begin

Before you begin the installation, you should check Wonderware's OS Compatibility matrix on the the Wonderware Support site at www.wonderware.com/support

(Access to the Wonderware support site requires a one time registration.  You will need your Customer First Contract number and a corporate email address; use of a non-corporate email address such as Gmail or Yahoo will limit your access)

 

For information about new features, hardware and software requirements, product compatibility, installation and upgrades, and user documentation, see the ArchestrA® System Platform Readme, which is located in the root folder of the ArchestrA System Platform installation media.

 

 

Procedure Check List

 

Completed

Task Description

 

Locate a copy of the Wonderware 2012 System Platform installation DVD

 

Locate the licensing media provided with software

 

Have a PC which meets the hardware pre-requisites shown below

 

Confirm that the OS on which the installation is being performed meets the compatibility requirements shown below

 

Install SQL Server

Pre-Requisites

Hardware Requirements: Wonderware Information Server

The following are the hardware requirements and recommendations for Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0).

 

 

Required Minimum

Recommended

CPU

2.5 GHz Pentium 4

3.0 GHz Pentium 4

Memory

2 GB RAM

Greater than 2 GB RAM

Free hard drive space

10 GB of free disk space

20 GB or more of free disk space, depending on the number of InTouch HMI windows, ArchestrA Symbols, ActiveFactory Reports and ArchestrA Reports published to the site.

File system

NTFS

NTFS

 

Third-Party Application Prerequisites: Wonderware Information Server

The following table describes third-party prerequisites for Wonderware Information Server.

 

Module or Component

Details

Required Version

Recommended Version

WSS/SPS

Windows SharePoint Services (to use the MultiView feature)

3.0 SP2 (SP 2007)

3.0 SP2 (SP 2007)

SSRS

SQL Server Reporting Services (to use the ArchestrA Reporting feature)

2008 SP2

2008 SP2

MS Excel

Microsoft Excel (to use the ActiveFactory Reporting Website feature)

2007 (SP2) or 2010 (32-bit)

2007 (SP2) or 2010 (32-bit)

MSXML

Microsoft XML Parser / SDK. This is included on the installation DVD and is automatically installed.

4.20.9818.0

4.20.9818.0

Capicom

Microsoft Capicom module. This is included on the installation DVD and is automatically installed.

2.0.0.3

2.0.0.3

Microsoft ASP.NET

Microsoft ASP.NET. The Wonderware Information Server post-installation Configurator utility automatically configures ASP.NET.

2.0 or 3.5

3.5

MSI

Microsoft Windows Installer. This is included on the installation DVD and is automatically installed.

4.5

4.5

IIS

Internet Information Services. You must perform a default installation, and the Wonderware Information Server post-installation Configurator utility automatically configures IIS.

6.0, 7.0 or 7.5

6.0, 7.0 or 7.5

IE

Internet Explorer

7.0, 8.0 or 9.0

8.0

SQLXML

Microsoft SQLXML

3.0 SP3

3.0 SP3

OSIsoft OLE DB client connectivity software

Required on the Wonderware Information Server portal node for the Information Model to connect to an OSIsoft PI Server (OLE DB) data source.

3.3.0.1a

3.3.0.1a

Oracle client connectivity software

Required on the Wonderware Information Server portal node for the Information Model to connect to an Oracle data source.

10g and 11g

10g and 11g

Microsoft Office 10 client connectivity software

Required on the Wonderware Information Server portal node for the Information Model to connect to text (.csv) data source.

Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0

Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0

Wonderware Information Server supports IPv4 only.

You must install Microsoft Excel with the Visual Basic for Applications feature on the Wonderware Information Server computer in order for Wonderware Historian Client published reports to be viewed.

The Wonderware Information Server installation program scans for these components. If the MSXML and Capicom components are not installed, the installation program silently installs them to the target computer. Note the following important information regarding individual components:

 

Windows SharePoint Services:

To use the MultiView feature, you must install and configure Windows SharePoint Services WSS 3.0 before configuring the MultiViews feature in Wonderware Information Server. To use Windows SharePoint 3.0, you must install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later. Also install any WSS Language Pack for languages you want Wonderware Information Server to support. The MultiView feature is only supported on 32-bit operating systems.

SQL Server Reporting Services:

To use the ArchestrA Reporting feature, you must install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services and set up a reporting database before configuring the ArchestrA Reports feature in Wonderware Information Server. The versions of SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services used must match (for example, both 2008).

WebDAV Feature:

For the Process Graphics feature to work, you must install WebDAV before configuring the Wonderware Information Server. You can download WebDAV from the following links:

1. For 32 bit Windows 2008, visit www.wonderware.com/WIS/webDAVx86

2. For 64 bit Windows 2008, visit www.wonderware.com/WIS/webDAVx64

 

Detailed Steps

See link to video for step-by-step installation procedure.

Licensing

Wonderware Information Server

The following are the feature lines in the local license that enables Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0) functionality:

 

Feature

Description

SVoyager_Portal

Controls the license for the portal server.

SVoyager_WriteEnable

Controls tag server writeback for published Process Graphics windows.

SVoyager_svrconc

Controls the number of concurrent portal user sessions.

ActiveFactory_Web

Controls access to the web-based ActiveFactory controls.

 

ActiveFactory_Pro_Web

Controls access to the X/Y scatter plot functionality in the web-based ActiveFactory Trend control.

 

ActiveFactory_RWS

Controls access to the ActiveFactory Reporting Website functionality.

Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0) uses the following licenses:

  1. ArchestrA.lic to enable the portal functionality.
    Install this file in the node that hosts the portal.
  2. ArchestrAServer.lic to enable clients access to the portal.
    Install this file in the node that hosts the ArchestrA License Server.

 

Note: Wonderware Information Server 4.5 and earlier licenses cannot be used for Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0). Contact your local distributor for assistance.

 

Additionally, Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0) supports using a centralized licensing server to manage client licenses. For more information, see the ArchestrA License Manager Guide and the license server documentation in the LicenseServer folder of the Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0) installation media.

 

Validation of Solution

See video for steps to validate the installation, setup and configuration.

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