Ignition Edge was revised and expanded significantly as of release 8.0.10.

The Edge Gateway has many of the same options as the regular Ignition Gateway webpage along with a few Edge-specific settings. There are three tabs on the left: Home, Status, and Config. 

Home

The first time you go to the Edge Gateway Webpage, it shows you several steps to help you get started. Once you're up and running, the Home tab lets you download the Designer Launcher or Vision Client Launcher, or view a Perspective project. There are some resource links to help you get started with Ignition quickly: Inductive University, Quick Start Guide or Product Documentation where you can learn about Ignition modules, as well as the Appendix which contains a complete reference for components, expressions, and scripting functions.

When you're first introduced to Ignition, the Homepage is the landing page. It's where you'll find the Designer Launcher, Vision Client Launcher, and Perspective Sessions.

If you're running Perspective as the visualization method for your project, you can launch a Perspective Session from the Designer,  from the Gateway Webpage, or by entering the web address of the project in your web browser.









Status

The Status tab provides an overview of all of the systems in your Gateway while also enabling you to drill down into specific systems and get an in-depth view of what is currently happening. For complete information, see Ignition Gateway Status



Config

The Config tab provides access to configuration options for Gateway settings. This is where most of the settings that affect the whole Gateway are set up. Note that some settings such as database connections are not available for Edge. For complete information, see Ignition Gateway Config

Edge Gateway Settings

As of version 8.0.10, there is an additional set of Gateway Settings for Edge that are not available in regular Ignition. These settings enable you to modify the names of the Edge project, Edge Tag provider, and Edge historian. You can also set the visualization method (Vision or Perspective) here if you are using the Edge Panel plugin. 

  1. To get to the settings, choose Config > Gateway Settings on the Edge Gateway Webpage.



  2. Scroll down to the Edge Settings section. 



  3. Change the settings as desired, then click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen. 

The following table describes the Edge settings.

Edge Setting

Description
Project Name



The name of the Edge project. Default is "Edge." Only one project can exist in an Edge Gateway. As of release 8.0.8, you can change the name of this project with this setting.

Tag Provider Name

The name of the Edge Tag provider. Only one provider can exist in an Edge Gateway.

Historian Name

The name of the Edge Historian. Only one historian can exist in an Edge Gateway.

Visualization Name



The name of the default Edge Panel visualization method (Vision or Perspective). Only one visualization system can be used in an Edge gateway. This value is unused if the Edge Panel plugin is not licensed. Default is Vision.