Diagnostics and upkeep
The following diagnostics options are available.
LEDs of the module
For information on the LED displays, refer to the section LEDs (Page 18).
STEP 7: The "Diagnostics" tab in the Inspector window
Here, you can obtain the following information on the selected module:
● Entries in the diagnostics buffer of the CPU
● Information on the online status of the module
STEP 7: Diagnostics functions in the "Online > Online and diagnostics" menu
Using the online functions, you can read diagnostics information from the CP from an
engineering station on which the project with the CP is stored. You obtain the following static
information on the selected module:
● General information on the module
● Diagnostics status
● Information on the Ethernet interface:
– Ethernet interface
● Information on Plant Cloud Services:
– Operation center
– List of data points
– Protocol diagnostics
– Device-specific event
The information under the "Security" entry is not used for the CP.
If you want to operate online diagnostics with the station via the CP, you need to select
Activate online functions, see section Communication types and SNMP (Page 43).
You will find further information on the diagnostics functions of STEP 7 in the STEP 7
CP 1243-1 PCC
Operating Instructions, 02/2015, C79000-G8976-C384-01