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Configuring Diagnostics Conditions; Requirements For Diagnostics - Siemens PCS 7 Service Manual

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Configuring diagnostics conditions

4.1

Requirements for diagnostics

Requirements
Several requirements must be fulfilled to ensure that the status of a PCS 7 system can be
diagnosed effectively. The most important requirements are:
● Diagnostics are enabled for the components.
● Diagnostic options were activated during configuration
Information on configuring the diagnostic options
The primary configurations can be found in the following documentation:
● Configuration manual
● Configuration manual
● Manual
You can search for information in the index of these manuals by entering "Diagnostics ..." as
a key word.
Checking PC components
● You check PC components using software tools of PCS 7 (such as a maintenance station
● The following configuration actions assist you in diagnosing PC components:
Configured element
Lifebeat monitoring
Diagnostic screen for PC diagnostics
WinCC "System Info" channel
Diagnostics for systems with redundant
OS PCs
Checking module properties
1. Open the project in the SIMATIC Manager.
2. In the component view, select the SIMATIC station.
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02
Process Control System PCS 7; Engineering System
Process Control System PCS 7; Operator Station
Process Control System PCS 7; Maintenance Station function manual
SIMATIC; SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager)
or PC DiagMonitor) and the operating system.
Reference
Process Control System PCS 7;
Configuration manual
Operator Station
Process Control System PCS 7;
Configuration manual
Operator Station
WinCC Information System ,
Online help for
"Communication > System Info"
Process Control System PCS 7;
Configuration manual
Operator Station
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