Device Connection Settings
The General settings are common to all Allen Bradley devices, and the Connectivity settings are device dependent.
The user-defined name for this Device. The name chosen will show up in OPC Item Paths and under OPC-UA Server > Devices of the Configure page of the Gateway. The Device Name must be alphanumeric.
|Description||The user-defined description for the device. This is only used as a note to differentiate between devices.|
|Enable Device||Only devices that are enabled appear in Connections > Devices of the Status page of the Gateway and thus have their tags available for use.|
|Hostname||This is the IP Address of the Ethernet module to route through to connect a CompactLogix processor.|
|Timeout||The timeout settings refer to the communication between the device driver and the OPC-UA server and usually can be left at their default values.|
The Connection Path value is used to define the route to connect to the processor. The Connection Path format contains 4 numbers separated by commas. The first number is always 1 and tells the Ethernet module to route through the backplane. The rest of the numbers vary by device type, for a more in depth explanation of connection paths, see Allen Bradley Connection Paths Explained section.
|Concurrent Requests||The number of requests that Ignition will try to send to the device at the same time. Increasing this number can sometimes help with your request throughput, however increasing this too much can overwhelm the device and hurt communications with the device.|