Creating a TCP server - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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To monitor TCP client devices in Security Center, you must add a TCP server to the plugin that the devices can connect to.

Before you begin

  • Create the plugin role.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. From the entity browser, select the Industrial IoT plugin role, and then click the Protocols tab.
  3. From the list of protocols, select TCP Server, and then click Add TCP connector ().
  4. In the Transport section, enter the following:
    The name that you want to apply to the device.
    The TCP port associated to the TCP server. This port is opened on the computer that hosts the Directory.
    End of message delimiter
    The characters used to segment the stream of data into multiple messages.
  5. In the Data Format section, enter the following:
    The type of parsing that should be done on the segmented message. The only supported format is plain text.
    The encoding used to convert the TCP stream bytes into a string. Supported values are UTF-8 and ASCII.
    Create device automatically
    Check this box to have the server automatically created as a device on the Devices page. If the box is left unchecked, you must enter the Device ID regular expression for the server.
  6. Click Apply.


The server is added to the list of TCP Servers.