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1 - Presentation 1.1 Introduction The inSentry is a connectivity device that allows you to remotely monitor the temperature, humidity, and status of two contact devices via a standard Web browser, providing greater power management control and flexible monitoring. Figure 1-1 inSentry 1.2 Package Contents •...
1.3 Resources The inSentry CD-ROM contains Quick Installation Guide, User Guide, MIB files and the iupgrade software that you can use to configure the inSentry. • inSentry Quick Installation Guide gives detail on how to install and configure a inSentry using a Windows OS workstation. •...
1.4 Features The inSentry has the following features: • Hot-swappable feature Hot-swappable feature simplifies installation by allowing you to install the EMD safely without powering down the inSentry. • Monitors the temperature and humidity feature Monitors temperature and humidity information of any desired environment to protect your critical equipment.
2 - Installation 2.1 What you need To install inSentry on a network and change its default configuration, you need a workstation running Microsoft Windows (9x, Me, NT4.0, 2000, XP or later). If your network dynamically configures IP address, all you need is a workstation with a Web Browser.
Pin Number Description Normally-open/closed Contact 1 Return Contact 1 Signal Input Contact 2 Return Contact 2 Signal Input Table 2-1 EMD Screw Terminal Pin Assignment...
2.3 Configuration through the Serial Port Hardware Preparation of inSentry 1. Procure a workstation (Microsoft Windows 9x, Me, NT4.0, 2000, XP or later, installed). 2. Connect the supplied RJ45/DB9(M) serial cable form the inSentry’s RJ45 connector labeled “EMD-2” to the COM port on the PC (see Figure 2-2). 3.
Figure 2-3 Hyper Terminal folders in the accessory programs group 2. Enter a name and choose an icon for the connection (see Figure 2-4). Figure 2-4 New Hyper Terminal Connection Select direct COM port connection (see Figure 2-5).
Figure 2-5 Select Direct to COM Port Connection 4. Setup the COM port parameters - 9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit and no flow control (see Figure 2-6). Figure 2-6 Setup of the COM Port Parameters 5.
6. Select “1” to enter the inSentry Configuration screen (see Figure 2-8). Figure 2-8 inSentry Configuration Menu Setting System Group From the configuration menu, press “1” to select this function and set the IP address, Gateway address and other group parameters. The definitions of these parameters are listed below (see Figure 2-9).
Setting Control Group From the configuration menu, press “2” to modify the access password and enabled/disabled status of the available network protocols (see Figure 2-10). Figure 2-10 Control Group Configuration Menu No. Function Description Example/Remark HTTP Login UserName HTTP access login string “inSentry”...
No Function Description Example/Remark Technical Support 1. SysContact Alphanumeric string Team 2. SysName Alphanumeric string inSentry Technical Support 3. SystemLocation Alphanumeric string Lab. The time interval in seconds the inSentry update measurement (Temperatures and 4. Poll Rate Humidity) from sensor, valid value is between 3 to 60.
Setting EMD Configuration Group If you wish to set EMD simple setting, you can select the “EMD-1 Setup” or “EMD-2 Setup” to change the status and name of the EMD-1 and EMD-2 (see Figure 2-13,2-14,2-15). Group Figure 2-13 EMD Configuration Group Figure 2-14 EMD-1 Configuration Group...
Setting Access Control Table If you wish to use a workstation with SNMP Manager installed, or if you wish to set more restrictive inSentry access, you can use the access table to add the IP address of the PC’s on which you wish to modify the access permissions (see Figure 2-16).
Setting Trap Receivers If you want to use a PC and perform the SNMP manager ‘trap’ function in order to manage EMD through inSentry, the IP address of the PC must be added to the inSentry list (see Figure 2-17). NOTE: The Set Trap Receivers configuration is used only for SNMP Network Manager.
2.4 Configuration through TELNET command 1. Make sure that you have a TCP/IP network already installed. 2. Run command shell (i.e. Windows MS-DOS prompt). 3. inSentry will initially try to acquire an IP address from the DHCP network service, if exist, on the network. 4.
2.5 Configuration through a Web Browser Hardware Preparation of inSentry 1. Procure a workstation with Ethernet card on which a Web Browser is installed. 2. Connect the network cable (twisted-pair cable) from the workstation’s LAN port to an active 10BaseT hub port. 3.
Assume the IP address of the workstation is 18.104.22.168. NOTE: Default IP address of inSentry is 172.17.XXX.ZZZ where XXX and ZZZ is the last two pairs of the MAC address of inSentry in decimal. Ex: Mac address = 00 E0 D8 04 0A 15 then the default IP = 172.17.10.21 NOTE: See the Windows manual for detailed information on how to add a routing condition to the PC.
2.6 Initial Configuration 1. Select inSentry Configuration from the inSentry Management of the main menu to setup the network configuration parameters (see Figure 2-20). 2. Click the Become Administrator button at the bottom of the screen. Enter inSentry as the login name and admin as the password. (Case sensitive) 3.
3 - Managing inSentry via Web Browser NOTE: If you do not add the IP address of the workstation to the Access Control Table (via RS232 or Telnet) or the SNMP/HTTP Access Control (via Web Browser) in inSentry, you can only view the in EMD status; it will not be able to perform any configuration on inSentry/EMD.
3.2 inSentry Monitoring This main menu contains all the measurements and data read from the inSentry. All the sub-menus are read-only for all users; write-mode access is not allowed. Comprehensive View This page gives a snapshot of all parameters of inSentry, and the parameters will updated...
EMD-1 Alarm Schedule This page let user to configure all necessary schedules of disabling the EMD-1 alarms. User can disable the alarm by choosing the alarm type. Figure 3-4 EMD-1 Alarm Schedule Set Up Screen EMD-2 Setup This page let user to configure all necessary parameters “EMD-2".
InSentry Identification This page lets you get all the inSentry information. Figure 3-7 inSentry Identification Screen Alarm Table Select “Alarm Table” from the Monitoring on the main menu to get a table of the EMD alarms present This menu will refresh automatically. Figure 3-8 Alarm Table Screen...
3.3 inSentry Management This menu contains the control parameters of the EMD connected to the inSentry. All the sub-menus are available in read-only for all users, whereas only the administrator has access in read/write mode. Date and Time This page lets you set the inSentry internal date and time manually.
Access Control This page displays a list of the workstation enabled for read/write access to inSentry. Figure 3-12 Access Control Screen NOTE: As administrator, can customize this configure to limit different workstation or subnet using different password with different Access Type. While different workstation or subnet using itself password with Read/Write Access Type to login, only allow modifying the inSentry parameters and itself Access Type, to prevent someone arbitrarily change unless it login with Admin...
External Links This page describes the setting of External Links. Up to four links can be set up by this page, each link can configure to an external web page that user can easily to connect to related web pages. Figure 3-15 External Links Screen...
3.4 inSentry History Through this menu you can view all types of EMD & inSentry log messages displayed in chronological order such as the History Log, Extended Log, Sensor Events Log and inSentry Events Log. These log messages can help you detect and diagnose problems with your inSentry.
Sensor Events This page lists all the events that have occurred since the table was cleared. The existing values are overwritten when the maximum number of entries (rows) has been reached. Figure 3-18 Sensor Events Screen inSentry Events This page lists all the inSentry events that have occurred since the table cleared.
4 - Monitoring inSentry via Java Monitor inSentry provides three real-time graphical user interfaces written in Java applet to give user an exceptional way to monitoring the EMD in LAN or WAN. Java monitor: Display the EMD key parameters in graphic representation. EMD History Log monitor: Display the EMD history log in graphic representation.
vice versa. Poll Rate- Configure the poll rate that the Java monitors to get the next value of the EMD parameters. Default is 5 seconds. Event Message- Enable and disable display of the warning messages. Exit- Exit from Java monitor. Status Bar Figure 4-2 Status Bar in Java Monitor The status bar displays the current status of the EMD.
4.2 History Log Monitor By clicking the Java button at the top right-hand side on the inSentry Home Page, a EMD History Log Monitor will be open in a separate window. This monitor displays the EMD history log in line graph. By default, all the EMD parameters will be display on the same graph.You can select any combination of the parameters to be displayed on the graph by checking the check box beside each parameter on the monitor screen and click the Refresh button.
4.3 Extended History Log Monitor By clicking the Java button at the top right-hand side on the inSentry Home Page, a EMD Extended History Log Monitor will be open in a separate window. This monitor displays the EMD extended history log in line graph. By default, all the EMD parameters will be display on the same graph.
5 - Managing inSentry via SNMP Setting SNMP parameters in inSentry If you intend to manage your inSentry/EMD via SNMP NMS (Network Management station), you may want to customize some of the SNMP settings (such as System Name, System Contact and System Location and so on).
Appendix A Technical Information Technical Information about inSentry Technical Specification 16-bits AC1105 Fast Ethernet RISC Processor Phoenix Kernel 2MB (1Mbit x16) TFBGA Flash ROM Memory 2MB (1Mbit x16) SDRAM Serial Communication Two asynchronous serial ports LAN Chip Auto-Sense 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet controller Network Connection 10/100TX RJ-45 jack connector EPSON 4543...
Diagram of Front Panel 10/100 LAN LED POWER LED STATUS LED Diagram of Back Panel EMD-1 EMD-2 Reset Power Port 0 Port 1 Switch Button Inlet Connector Switch Description DIP-switch definition Function Mode Manufacture Diagnostic Mode Reserved Reserved Operating Mode LED Indicator LED definition No.
Serial Cable Definition The Cable for EMD-1 &EMD-2 port of inSentry (Straight-Through CAT5 network cable) RJ45 RJ45 COLOR WHITE/ORANGE ORANGE WHITE/GREEN BLUE WHITE/BLUE GREEN WHITE/BROWN BROWN NOTE: Cable length not to exceed 20m/65.6ft. The Cable for EMD-2 port of inSentry (PC cable) RJ45 DB9 (Female) Description...
Appendix B Firmware Upgrade General information To be able to perform firmware upgrading, inSentry must be connected to the same network as the workstation from which the file is to be sent. In the inSentry Control menu, check that the Network Upgrade is enabled and that you have the login string information and the Community Read/Write Password.
Updating inSentry Firmware from UNIX To be able to upgrade the firmware using a UNIX operating system, you must have the command tftp installed in your system. For uploading of the new firmware to inSentry, execute the following command line: # tftp tftp>...