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    B0860AZ

    Rev A

    August 30, 2012

     

    I/A Series® System

    FERRET V5.4

    (Windows® Platforms)

    and FERRET V4.5.3(UNIX® Platforms) User’s Guide

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    Invensys, Foxboro, I/A Series, the Invensys logo, Tricon, Triconex, Trident and TriStation are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, and affiliates.  All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Copyright 2012 Invensys Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved

    SOFTWARE LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

    Before using the Invensys Systems, Inc. supplied software supported by this documentation, you should read and understand the following information concerning copyrighted software.

    1. The license provisions in the software license for your system govern your obligations and usage rights to the software described in this documentation. If any portion of those license provisions is violated, Invensys Systems, Inc. will no longer provide you  with support services and assumes no further responsibilities for your system or its operation.

    2. All software issued by Invensys Systems, Inc. and copies of the software that you are specifically permitted to make, are protected in accordance with Federal copyright laws. It is illegal to make copies of any software media provided to you by Invensys Systems, Inc. for any purpose other than those purposes mentioned in the software license.

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    Contents 

    Figures..................................................................................................................................... v 

    Tables.................................................................................................................................... vii

    Preface.................................................................................................................................... ix 

    Revision Information ............................................................................................................... ix 

    Reference Documents .............................................................................................................. ix 

    Glossary ................................................................................................................................... ix 

    1. Introduction...................................................................................................................... 1

    Pointing Devices ....................................................................................................................... 1

    Keyboard ................................................................................................................................... 2

    Selecting Functions and Menu Items ........................................................................................ 2

    2. Executing the 50 Series FERRET Software........................................................................ 3

    Starting FERRET ...................................................................................................................... 3

    50 Series FERRET Run-Types Screen ....................................................................................... 4

    50 Series Data Topology Screen ................................................................................................ 5

    50 Series Site Information Screen .............................................................................................. 6

    50 Series FERRET Complete Screen ......................................................................................... 7

    3. Executing the 70 Series FERRET Software........................................................................ 9

    I/A Series V8.5 Secured Stations ............................................................................................... 9

     ATS Stations in Extender Mode ................................................................................................ 9

    Starting 70 Series FERRET ..................................................................................................... 10

    Executing 70 Series FERRET .................................................................................................. 11

    Running FERRET on Problem Stations ................................................................................. 11

    Installing FERRET on a Problem Station ............................................................................... 12 Merging Problem Station Data into a Single Site File ............................................................. 13

    Reviewing Results and Editing Parts List ................................................................................. 13

    4. 70 Series FERRET User Interface.................................................................................... 15

    Run Types Screen ................................................................................................................... 15

    Run Status Display .................................................................................................................. 18

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    B0860AZ – Rev A Contents

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    Site Info Screen ....................................................................................................................... 20

    Station Exclude Screen ............................................................................................................ 21

    User Defined SNMP Screen .................................................................................................... 22

    File Data / File Info / Paths Screens ........................................................................................ 24

    5. Command Line Parameters............................................................................................. 25

    6. FERRET Menus.............................................................................................................. 27

    File Menu ............................................................................................................................... 27

    Edit Menu .............................................................................................................................. 28

    View Menu ............................................................................................................................. 28

    7. Scheduled Runs (Unattended Execution) ........................................................................ 31

    Opening the Scheduled Run Dialog ........................................................................................ 31

    Creating a Scheduled Run ....................................................................................................... 33 Editing a Scheduled Run ......................................................................................................... 34

    Scheduled Run Wizard - Dialog 1 ...................................................................................... 34 Scheduled Run Wizard - Dialog 2 ...................................................................................... 36 Scheduled Run Wizard - Dialog 3 ...................................................................................... 37

    Scheduled Run Output Files ................................................................................................... 38

    8. FERRET for Triconex Equipment................................................................................... 39

    9. Considerations ................................................................................................................ 41

    Site Equipment List ................................................................................................................ 41

    Network Equipment Calculations ........................................................................................... 41

    FBM and ECB Counts ............................................................................................................ 42

    FERRET Output with Installed Base Repository .................................................................... 42

    FERRET Output and www.BuyAutomation.com ................................................................... 42

    10. FERRET Software Subdirectory.................................................................................... 43

     Appendix A. FERRET Site Log ........................................................................................... 45

     Appendix B. NetMon Report .............................................................................................. 47

     Appendix C. DiagFist Report .............................................................................................. 49

     Appendix D. Site Equipment Report................................................................................... 51

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    Figures 

    2-1. 50 Series FERRET Start Screen ..................................................................................... 4 2-2. 50 Series Data Topology Screen .................................................................................... 5

    2-3. 50 Series Site Information Screen .............