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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109746780, Entry date: 09/04/2017
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GettingStarted: Understanding and Using SINEMA Server V14

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The SINEMA Server V14 software is a network monitoring tool with diverse features and comprehensive functions. This document supports first-time users and familiarizes them with the basic functions and setting options of SINEMA Server.

Reason
The SINEMA Server V14 software is a network monitoring tool that was designed specifically for industrial applications. Its diverse features and comprehensive functions allow early identification of network problems and the timely introduction of measures.
The features provided by SINEMA Server include:

  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of all network components using SNMP

  • Automatic topology detection

  • Saving data to long-term storage

  • Seamless integration of network diagnostics into HMI systems

  • Comprehensive diagnostic and reporting functions.

Motivation
This document supports first-time users and familiarizes them with the basic functions and setting options of SINEMA Server. It is divided into chapters. This takes you step by step through the setting options of SINEMA Server and provides you with the necessary basics.

Guide through the documentation
This document covers the following technological key points:

  • Preparing the infrastructure

  • Scanning networks

  • Basics of the device list

  • Basics of events

  • Basics of the topology

  • Explanation of topology modes

The chapters and subchapters normally have an identical, modular structure.
Each chapter starts with a theoretical section called “Valuable information” that explains the basics and principles of the function. This part is followed by a practical section that provides detailed instructions with screenshots.

Reference system
To make it easier for you to get started with SINEMA Server and understand the functions, this document is based on a small reference system.

Documentation
  GettingStarted (6,0 MB)

In the Archive file you find the GettingStarted for SINEMA Server V13.
 Registrierung notwendig  Archive.zip (10,3 MB)

Further Information
For more information about SINEMA Server, please refer to the following entries
“SINEMA Server” videos
How do you transfer network information from the SINEMA Server to SCADA systems?
How do you use SINEMA Server for a firmware update of SCALANCE devices?
How does SINEMA Server V13 identify the topology of the network?

Last Changes
GettingStarted for SINEMA Server V14 included.

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.
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