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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 66579062, Entry date: 01/30/2019
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Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Process Historian/Information Server in a PCS 7 Environment

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In this entry you can find several instructions around the topic installation, configuration, commissioning and maintenance of the Process Historian (PH) and the Information Server (IS) within a PCS 7 environment.





Important Licensing Information

Consider the following product note in case of using bundle licenses and updating to PH/IS 2014 SP2:
Product note 


Determination of suitable hardware for the Process Historian 2014 with the "PH-HWAdvisor" tool

The Process Historian is used for long-term archiving of process data and messages. To ensure optimum operation and constant availability of data, the Process Historian 2014 has been subjected to a special delivery release since March 2016, which needs the determination of the suitable hardware. Since 5th of September 2016 the obligatory consultation of the Systems Support has been replaced by the described process and the "PH-HWAdvisor" tool.
Determination of suitable hardware for the Process Historian 2014 with the "PH-HWAvisor" tool 


Installing and commissioning

These documents contain installation requirements and handling instructions for the installation and commissioning of the Process Historian and Information Server using a Fujitsu Primergy Server. A recommended archive configuration is also available.
 Installation and Commissioning of Process Historian and Information Server in a PCS 7 Environment (13,3 MB)
 PCS 7 Archive Configuration for long-term Reports (940,6 KB)


Installation of the SIMATIC BATCH IS options

This document describes how to install the "Information server BATCH options" for a PH with batch data of different SIMATIC BATCH versions.
  Installation of the SIMATIC BATCH IS options (2,0 MB)
 

Calculating the expected Process Historian memory consumption of Batch data

With the Excel tool and related documentation you can calculate the memory consumption of a PH system for Batch data.
  PH memory consumption of batch data (672,0 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Calculation tool of PH memory consumption (18,9 KB) 


Long-term archiving of Batch data (PCS 7 V8.1 with PH/IS 2014)

This document contains the requirements as well as the necessary installation and configuration steps for setting up cyclic batch data archiving and report creation on the Information Server. It also explains the commissioning procedure for PH and IS.
 Long-term archiving of Batch data using the Process Historian (3,3 MB)


System diagnostics of a Process Historian/Information Server

You can determine the actual state of a Process Historian or Information Server using the checklist. Using the test points, you can determine the difference between the actual state and the set state and derive measures, if necessary.
 Registrierung notwendig  Checklist PH/IS Engineering (373,9 KB)

 

Backup and restore of a Process Historian database

This document contains the procedure for creating a complete backup of the PH database and restoring a backup.
  Setup a new Process Historian with an existing Historian Storage Database (1,6 MB)
  Migration of a Process Historian database (2,7 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Migration of a Process Historian SQL script.zip (1,1 KB)


Prioritization of Process Historian System Messages

The Process Historian cannot archive any data, if, for example, the connection between the OS system and the Process Historian is out of order or if sufficient hard disk capacity is no longer available. For this reason the Process Historian/PH Ready component on the OS system can trigger various OS messages. This Application Example describes how one can configure these messages with priority 16 in order to improve detection of the message for the operator or system administrator.

  Prioritization of Process Historian System Messages (1,1 MB)


Using of an iSCSI network attached storage (NAS) for Process Historian backups

This is a description how to use an iSCSI network attached atorage device in combination with a Process Historian 2014. It is created to support our customers to improve their PH installation by using an iSCSI storage device for
segment backups and database backups.
  Using of an iSCSI storage device for Process Historian backups (2,2 MB)

 

Upgrade from Process Historian 2013 to Process Historian 2014

The upgrade instructions describe not only the upgrade itself but also the pre-check, backup strategies, license updates and troubleshooting. You will be guided through the upgrade step-by-step with many helpful hints.
  Upgrade from Process Historian 2013 to Process Historian 2014 (2,8 MB) 


Integration in a domain

This document contains the procedures for accommodating an OS Single Station, an OS server and a combined Process Historian/Information Server in a domain. Notes on domain users and changing passwords.
  Process Historian/Information Server in a Domain (1,4 MB) 


Moving from Workgroup A to Workgroup B (workgroup change)

This document contains the procedure for entering a combined Process Historian/Information Server in another workgroup.
  Moving a Process Historian/Information Server from Workgroup A to Workgroup B (9,9 MB)


Configuring access protection for a Process Historian Database

This document contains the procedure for setting up access protection by creating different user accounts with varying access rights.
  Configuring Access Protection for a Process Historian Database (797,5 KB) 


Configuration of a redundant Process Historian

This document contains the requirements as well as the necessary installation and configuration steps for setting up Process Historian redundancy. It includes additional information on checking the database mirroring and on error correction.
 Configuration of a redundant Process Historian (11,3 MB)

 

Improving the performance of the Process Historian

This document contains a procedure for optimizing performance. For this purpose, the transaction log file and the Process Historian database are stored and operated on different drives.
 Improving the Performance of the Process Historian (2,2 MB)

  

Hard disk memory management for Process Historian

This document contains the procedure for managing the memory space by setting segments and explains further possibilities for freeing up hard disk memory.
 Measures to ensure sufficient free hard disk space on Process Historian (1,1 MB)


Moving the Information Server database

This document contains the procedure for moving the Information Server database (webframe) subsequently, e.g. due to insufficiend space.
  Moving the Information Server database (1,4 MB)


Setting up time synchronization

There are 2 possible ways for time synchronization:

To check the time synchronization between different computers, you can use the follwing tool:
  Checking time synchronization (571,0 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig Check_Time_Sync.zip (12,9 KB)

 

Visualization of the PH server state on a PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 operator station

The PH server state works only on a PCS 7 V8.2 operator station and PH 2014 SP2. This application example describes how to display the PH server state on OS single stations, OS servers and OS clients of PCS 7 V8.0 SP2.
  Visualization of PH server state (955,1 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig @Logo.pdl (21,5 KB)

Further Information
Manual - Process Historian 2014 SP3: Administration
Manual - Process Historian 2014 SP2: Administration
Manual - Process Historian 2014 SP1: Administration
Manual - Process Historian 2014: Administration
Manual - Process Historian V8.0 Update 1: Administration
Manual - OPC UA Information model for SIMATIC Process Historian 2014 SP1
Manual - Information Server 2014 SP2: Operating Manual
Manual - Information Server 2014: Operating Manual
Manual - Information Server V8.0 Update 1 Information Server Documentation
Manual - Information Server 2013 Administration
Application example - Creating Report Templates for the Information Server on the Process Historian Database in the PCS 7 Environment
Download - Trend Viewer for Process Historian 2014


Last changes
Reworked: "Setting up time Synchronisation"
New: Tool "checking time synchronisation" with corresponding manual

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