Diagnostics in PCS 7
7.18 Diagnostic tools
Redundant single-station systems
The redundancy status is displayed in the process control messages.
Redundancy status display
For diagnostics in systems with redundant PCs, it is important to always have an overview of
the redundancy status. The redundancy status represents the status of the individual master
and standby computers. You use the redundancy status display for this.
● The status of the redundant server pair and the non-redundant server assigned to the OS
● The server status is displayed on the OS servers.
18.104.22.168 Time master role of the OS server (status)
The status of the time master OS server on the plant bus can be displayed in a plant picture.
A BCE network adapter or up to two communication processors (for example, CP 1623) can
be used as the access point for time synchronization.
You can determine the status of the access points in the process mode when the following
internal text tags are configured on a faceplate:
● Network adapter 1 : @TimeSyncDevice1State
● Network adapter 2 : @TimeSyncDevice2State
client are displayed on the OS clients.
● Not initialized
● No connection
Create a picture the OS
server in the WinCC
project. Insert a control.
Object palette >
"Default" tab > in the
"Smart Objects" tree >
drag the control and
drop it into the picture >
in the "Insert Control"
dialog box >
Select "PCS 7
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02
For additional information on
configuring, refer to the
Process Control System;