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Specifications Specifications 10/12/2021
Products: Enterprise Server
Functionalities: Engineering
Product version: 3.3

Enterprise Server

Enterprise Server

Enterprise Server

Introduction

An EcoStruxure BMS server is the core of the system and performs key functionality, such as control logic, trend logging, and alarm supervision. The Enterprise Server is the Windows application version of an EcoStruxure BMS server that collects site-wide data for aggregation and archiving, yet is flexible enough to run stand-alone applications. The Enterprise Server also serves as a single point of administration through WorkStation or WebStation for the EcoStruxure BMS, Schneider Electric’s intelligent Building Management System.

Features

The Enterprise Server is a central point in the EcoStruxure BMS architecture from which users can configure, control, and monitor the system.

Networking powerhouse

The Enterprise Server can run multiple control programs using a variety of protocols. It can manage alarms, users, schedules, and trend logs. Data from the Enterprise Server can be delivered directly to the user or to other EcoStruxure BMS servers and field devices throughout the site or enterprise.

Global view of the system

The entire site, including all of the automation servers and their associated devices, can be accessed and configured through the Enterprise Server.

This overview of the site provides easier mass change engineering and data analysis. The Enterprise Server also aggregates the event and alarm data from all its associated automation servers. Trend logs can be aggregated through the use of extended trend logs.

Text and graphics-based programming tools

Unique to the industry, the EcoStruxure BMS servers have both Script and Function Block programming options. This flexibility helps assure that a suitable programming method can be selected for the application.

Centralized alarms and data management

Alarms from multiple devices throughout the site, including automation servers, are collected by the Enterprise Server for centralized logging, display, and management. Users can also view event logs and trend logs from multiple servers.

The Enterprise Server hosts the historical and configuration databases. These databases store current information, including trends, alarms, user activity, and property information. Alarms can trigger email, SNMP, file, or client notifications, which can include alarm, point value, or trend log data. Notifications can also be triggered periodically by schedules or other binary values.

EcoStruxure BMS servers can be configured to automatically store all historical data, trend log data, event log and audit trail data, in a high-capacity, open, and well-proven database. If data needs to be available for longer periods of time, an external log storage can be incorporated into the EcoStruxure BMS without the need for extensive engineering work. The database supported is TimescaleDB, which is built on PostgreSQL. The capacity is limited only by the size of the selected storage media.

The data in the external log storage is available natively to the viewers built into the EcoStruxure Building Operation clients and to the built-in reporting functionality. No other software is required to access the data throughout the full retention period. The data is readily available for any analytics software that you already use, due to the open nature of PostgreSQL. Most reporting tools have native support for PostgreSQL.

The TimescaleDB extension to PostgreSQL optimizes the solution for time-stamped data and is well-suited for the EcoStruxure Building Operation historical data.

The system architecture is very flexible. All EcoStruxure BMS servers in an EcoStruxure BMS can write to and read from the same TimescaleDB database, or multiple databases can be used.

You can use the powerful Log Processor functionality for custom processing of trend data for viewing in charts, dashboards and for inclusion in reports. The Log Processor enables advanced calculations on one or multiple trend logs and point values.

Examples of advanced calculations:

  • Energy usage normalization

  • Virtual submeters and summaries

  • Calculation of Mean Kinetic Temperature

  • Unit conversions

  • Average, maximum, and mininum over custom periods

The output of the Log Processor can be saved in the database, including the External Log Storage or calculated automatically on demand.

Reporting

The EcoStruxure BMS servers provide built-in functionality for basic reporting that can deliver reports in any text format and XLSX, without any dependencies to other external software. Reports for XLSX can be enriched by using advanced functionality such as formulas, conditional formatting, charts and sparklines.

Reports can be generated on schedule, on an alarm event or other custom conditions, and you can get the output delivered via email or written to file.

Using Enterprise Server and Enterprise Central, reports can be converted to PDF, and you can elevate the data security and traceability even further by using the optional add-on for automatically signing PDF reports with a digital certificate upon generation. This validates that the content has not been altered after the report was generated.

Authentication and permissions

An EcoStruxure BMS provides a powerful permission system that is easy to manage, flexible, and adapts to all kinds of system sizes. The permission system provides a high standard of authentication. Authentication is done against the built-in user account management system or against Windows Active Directory Domains. The built-in account management system allows an administrator to establish password policies that meet stringent cybersecurity guidelines. When Windows Active Directory is used, the administration costs are lower because users do not have to be managed in multiple directories.

Advanced activity log

It is important to log more than basic activity. In an EcoStruxure BMS, every action is logged with a timestamp, the user who performed the action, and the values that were changed.

WorkStation/WebStation interface

Through any client, the user experience is similar regardless of which EcoStruxure BMS server the user is logged on to. The user can log directly on to an Enterprise Server to engineer, commission, supervise, and monitor the automation server as well as its attached Central IO modules and field bus devices. For more information, see the WorkStation and WebStation specification sheets.

Open building protocol support

One of the cornerstones of the EcoStruxure BMS is support for open standards. The Enterprise Server can natively communicate with three of the most popular standards for buildings: BACnet, LonWorks, and Modbus.

Native BTL-listed BACnet support

The Enterprise Server communicates directly to BACnet/IP networks. The Enterprise Server is BTL-listed as a BACnet Building Controller (B-BC), the most advance BACnet device profile, and as a BACnet Operator Workstation (B-OWS). This capability provides access to the full range of BACnet devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. See the BTL Product Catalog for up-to-date details on BTL listed software revisions on BACnet International's home page. The Enterprise Server can also serve as a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD) to facilitate BACnet systems that span multiple IP subnets.

Native LonWorks support

The Enterprise Server works with a range of LonTalk adapters to communicate to TP/FT-10 LonWorks networks. Integrated LonWorks functionality enables access to LonWorks devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. LonWorks networks can be commissioned, bound, and configured from the Enterprise Server using the built-in LonWorks Network Management Tool. No third-party tools are needed. To increase ease of use, LNS device plug-ins are supported. This allows for easier engineering and maintenance of LonWorks devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. There are some limitations on how LNS device plug-ins can be used.

Native Modbus support

The Enterprise Server natively integrates Modbus RS-485 master and slave configurations, as well as TCP client and server. This allows full access to third-party products and the range of Schneider Electric products that communicate on the Modbus protocol, such as power meters, UPS, circuit breakers, and lighting controllers.

Web Services support

The Enterprise Server supports the use of Web Services based on open standards, such as SOAP and REST, to consume data into the EcoStruxure BMS. Use incoming third-party data (temperature forecast, energy cost) over the Web to determine site modes, scheduling, and programming.

EcoStruxure Web Services support

EcoStruxure Web Services, Schneider Electric’s Web Services standard, is natively supported in the EcoStruxure BMS servers. EcoStruxure Web Services offers extra features between compliant systems whether within Schneider Electric or other authorized systems. These features include system directory browsing, read/write of current values, alarm receipt and acknowledgement, and historical trend log data. EcoStruxure Web Services requires user name and password to log on to the system.

MQTT IoT protocol support

The Enterprise Server and automation servers support MQTT as an option for publishing information to other systems. MQTT is a messaging transport protocol which has become increasingly popular in recent years. With its small footprint, light bandwidth utilization, and simplicity, it is ideal for M2M and IoT communication. Use MQTT to enable the Enterprise Server and automation servers to publish values to other systems through any MQTT broker or server, for example, Amazon, Microsoft, or IBM.

IT friendly

The EcoStruxure BMS servers communicate using the networking standards. This makes installations easy, management simple, and transactions more secure.

TLS support

Communication between clients and the EcoStruxure BMS servers can be encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.2). The servers are delivered with a default self-signed certificate. Commercial Certification Authority (CA) server certificates are supported to lower the risk of malicious information technology attacks. Use of encrypted communication can be enforced for both WorkStation and WebStation access.

Supported Protocols
  • IP addressing

  • TCP communications

  • DHCP for easy network configuration

  • DNS for simple lookup of addresses

  • HTTP/HTTPS for internet access through firewalls, which enables remote monitoring and control

  • NTP (Network Time Protocol) for time synchronization throughout the system

  • SMTP or SMTPS with support for SSL/TLS based authentication, enables sending email messages triggered by schedule or alarm

  • SNMP enables reception of application alarms in designated network management tools

Specifications
Hardware requirements
Processor power, memory, and storage capacity should be scaled upwards to accommodate targeted system size as impacted by the total quantity of automation servers and expected historical archiving. Enterprise Server is tested on many different servers with varying configurations. The typical configuration is an 8-core 3.6 GHz processor, 32 GB of memory, and SSD storage capacity of 1 TB.
Processor
Minimum: Intel Core i5 @ 2.0 GHz or equivalent
  
Recommended: Intel Core i5 @ 3.0 GHz or better
Memory
Minimum: 4 GB
  
Recommended: 8 GB or higher
Storage capacity
Minimum: 100 GB
  
Recommended: 1 TB
Storage device
Recommended: Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD)
An Enterprise SSD is recommended to maintain the necessary speed and stability. The database and the binaries should both be installed on the Enterprise SSD.
Other devices
Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device is required.
Software requirements
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
  
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
The following Microsoft Windows 10 editions are supported: Pro and Enterprise.
The following Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 editions are supported: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation.
The following Microsoft Windows Server 2016 editions are supported: Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials.
The following Microsoft Windows Server 2019 editions are supported (not supported for I/NET integrated system): Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials.
Required additional software
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 and later
The Microsoft .NET Framework is required by Software Administrator.
External log storage option
PostgreSQL 11.0 and later
  
TimescaleDB 1.2 and later
Quality assurance testing has been performed by Schneider Electric with TimescaleDB and PostgreSQL installed natively in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019. Other deployment scenarios have not been tested by Schneider Electric.
Communication
TCP
Binary, port fixed, 4444
HTTP
Non-binary, port configurable, default 80
HTTPS
Encrypted supporting TLS 1.2, 1.1, and 1.0, port configurable default 443
SMTP
Email sending, port configurable, default 25
SMTPS
Email sending, port configurable, default 587
SNMP
version 3
  
Application alarm distribution using trap
NTP
Time synchronization
BACnet
BACnet/IP, port configurable, default 47808
  
BTL B-BC (BACnet Building Controller) a
  
BTL B-OWS (BACnet Operator Workstation) a
a) See the BTL Product Catalog for up-to-date details on BTL listed firmware revisions on BACnet International's home page.
Supports the following LonTalk adapters:
NIC709-PCI
  
NIC709-USB
  
NIC709-USB100
  
NIC709-IP
  
NIC852
Other protocols may be used for particular additional functionality. See Technical Documentation.
LNS
LNS version
OpenLNS
Installed on WorkStation PC
LonMark
Resource files version
14.00
Part numbers
Enterprise Server - 10, EcoStruxure Building Operation Enterprise Server license for a PC server,
includes support for 10 automation servers and 3 concurrent clients
SXWSWESXX00010
Enterprise Server - 50, EcoStruxure Building Operation Enterprise Server license for a PC server,
includes support for 50 automation servers and 3 concurrent clients
SXWSWESXX00050
Enterprise Server - 100, EcoStruxure Building Operation Enterprise Server license for a PC server,
includes support for 100 automation servers and 3 concurrent clients
SXWSWESXX00100
Enterprise Server - 250, EcoStruxure Building Operation Enterprise Server license for a PC server,
includes support for 250 automation servers and 3 concurrent clients
SXWSWESXX00250
Add-on options
ES Hosting AS Pack - 01, License to add 1 automation server
in addition to the original Enterprise Server purchased size.
SXWSWASES00001
ES Hosting AS Pack - 10, License to add 10 automation servers
in addition to the original Enterprise Server purchased size.
SXWSWASES00010
ES Hosting AS Pack - 50, License to add 50 automation servers
in addition to the original Enterprise Server purchased size.
SXWSWASES00050
ES Hosted Node Pack - 5, License to add 5 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00005
ES Hosted Node Pack - 10, License to add 10 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00010
ES Hosted Node Pack - 25, License to add 25 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00025
ES Hosted Node Pack - 50, License to add 50 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00050
ES Hosted Node Pack - 100, License to add 100 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00100
ES Hosted Node Pack - 300, License to add 300 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00300
ES Hosted Node Pack - 600, License to add 600 Non-SpaceLogic servers/controllers.
SXWSWNDES00600
SW-EWS-1, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Consume only for one Enterprise Server or one Enterprise Central
SXWSWEWSX00001
SW-EWS-2, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume for one Enterprise Server or one Enterprise Central
SXWSWEWSX00002
SW-EWS-3, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume, plus Historical trend log data for one Enterprise Server or one Enterprise Central
SXWSWEWSX00003
SW-GWS-1, Web Services (Generic Consume) option
For one Enterprise Server or one Enterprise Central
SXWSWGWSX00001
SW-SNMP-1, Alarm notifications via SNMP option
For one Enterprise Server or one Enterprise Central
SXWSWSNMP00001
SW-SMARTDRIVER-1, Communication to external devices via SmartDriver
For one SmartDriver license
SXWSWSDRV00001
SW-SMART-CONNECT, Smart Connector deployment license
For one Smart Connector deployment
SXWSWSCDL100001
SW-ESDBTS-1, TimescaleDB connection option
For one Enterprise Server
SXWSWESDBTS001
SW-ESCMPLPK-1, Regulated Industries Compliance Pack option
For one Enterprise Server
SXWSWCMPLPK001*
SW-ESPDF-1, Building Operation PDF signing option
For one Enterprise Server
SXWSWESPDFSS01
SW-ESMQTT-1, MQTT publish option
For one Enterprise Server (allows child automation servers to inherit capability)
SXWSWMQTTSRW01
Building Operation Zoning option
For one Enterprise Server
SXWSWESSDZR001
* SXWSWCMPLPK0001 includes SXWSWESDBTS001 and SXWSWESPDFSS01.
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