This document talks about using Adura System Designer (ASD) for network segregation. For the devices on a firmware version prior to 2.5.0 wouldn't be recognized in sensorview. So in order to update a large number of devices it is beneficial that those devices are divided into smaller networks as it helps in speeding up the OAD update process. This is where ASD comes to play.
NOTE**: ASD should be used only for segregating devices which are on older firmware version than 2.5.0. For devices which are on 2.5.0 SensorView can be used to divide large number of devices into smaller networks for OAD update purpose.
Steps to segregate the network using ASD
1. Create a customer and add location
In order to use ASD, you need to create a customer entry and add a location. The Customer creation requires customer information like name, address, contact etc. The Name and Zip code are compulsory fields to create a customer entry.
In this section, we will import the floor plan, laydown devices as per the floor plan and configure the XPW bridge. Once that is done we will put the devices and the bridge in one zone.
Use the import button to access the floor plan and import it into ASD. Once the floor plan is imported, drag and drop the devices from the left hand panel onto the floor plan. Multiple devices can be selected using the mouse and the postion option can be used to align those devices.
Once the devices have been dragged and dropped into the floor plan, double click on them to enter the NetworkId. You will get the networkId by scanning the barcode for that device from the floor plan.
Now drag and drop the Gateway from the left side pane. Right click on the gateway icon to select 'Configure Gateway' option. Fill in the details according to the image below. The PANID and CHANNEL# are the ones where you want the devices to be migrated. The public IP address is the ip address of the XPW bridge. The one in the image is just an example.
Now to check if ASD is able to talk to your bridge and the connection is right. You can do so by clicking the 'System Startup' tab on the left pane. Select your XPW Bridge. Now on the right side, click on the 'RF Channel:xx,Pan ID 0xYYZZ'. Click on the 'Retrieve Current Channel'. You shall see the existing Channel & Pan Id of the bridge. This means that ASD is able to talk to your bridge.
Now right click on the gateway icon on the floor plan and create a zone. After right clicking go to 'ICONS' and then click 'Assign selected to new Gateway Channel Zone'. You will see a dotted zone created around the gateway icon.
Now we need to add devices to this zone that we created. You can select devices using mouse, or using the Ctrl-key and clicking one at a time. Right click the devices, goto 'ICONS' , 'add selected icons to existing zones' , select the correct 'GW Channel Zone'. Now you will see the devices inside a dotted line border marked with the Zone that you selected. So now we have the bridge and the devices placed into the same zone. Now we need to migrate these to the configured network setting.
You can verify if the right devices have been added into the floor plan. On the 'System Startup' tab select the correct bridge and go to the 'Actions' drop down menu. Select discover devices. This will display all the devices which are present on the same channel and panID of the selected XPW bridge. The ones which have been added on the floor plan turn green. All other devices which are able to talk to the bridge but are not present on the floor plan remain black.
Now that the devices and the XPW bridge are in same zone, and the bridge configured (Channel and pan where we want to move these devices to) we need to deploy(migrate) these devices to those settings.
Go to the 'Deployment' Tab on the top. Select the correct 'GW Channel Zone' and then click 'Open Gateway Zone'.
Now click on the 'Send Channel Info - LC's and SIs'. Then on the 'Actions' drop down menu, select the 'Smart Deploy' option. You shall see the list of devices that you are trying to migrate and the channel and PanId to which they are being moved to.
Once the deployment is successful, you shall see the following screen. The green check marks indicate that the devices heard from ASD and they received the network migration settings.
Rebooting the devices using XML-RPC
Using the XML-RPC send a 'Broadcast' of a 'RPC_SystemReboot'. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A LARGE VALUE OF DELAY.