The Field Information Manager connectivity to ABB Ability System 800xA is supported for 800xA SV5.1 RevE, SV5.1 FP4 RevE, SV6.0.x and SV6.1 onwards versions. Please get in contact with your local ABB Service team if other system versions are required.
Basic part of the FIM connectivity to ABB Ability System 800xA is the FIM 800xA Connect software. The FIM 800xA Connect is based on a FDI Communication Server and allows the FIM client to access ABB Ability System 800xA.
The FIM 800xA Connect is implemented as a windows service and requires user name and password of a user that has 800xA administrator acceess. In addition the security between the FIM 800xA Connect computer and the FIM client computer has to be configured. A failing start of the FIM 800xA Connect service will leave a message in the application event log of the operating system.
FIM 800xA Connect supports only one Communication Server per ABB Ability System 800xA.
Even if the ABB Ability System 800xA offers multiple network interfaces, only one of them should be used as the Communication Server.
Configuration Change of the Connect Service
If the configuration of the Connect Service has changed, a restart of the computer or server node running the Connect Service is required. Only by doing so, it can be ensured that the recent changes are taken over.