Integration overview for the Industrial Protocol Interface plugin - Industrial Protocol Interface 3.0

Industrial Protocol Interface Plugin Guide 3.0

Industrial Protocol Interface
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You can use the Industrial Protocol Interface plugin to make Security Center visible to BACnet clients and SNMP managers by following a sequence of steps.

The following table lists the tasks required to expose Security Center to BACnet clients and SNMP managers using the plugin.

Step Task Where to find more information
Understand prerequisites and key issues before deploying
1 Learn what you can do using the plugin.
2 Before installing the plugin, read the release notes to learn about the new features, the known issues, and the limitations.
3 Learn about the different components and how they connect together.
4 Ensure that the server where the plugin will be installed meets the recommended system requirements and is running a compatible version of Security Center.
Prepare Security Center
5 Verify that the Security Center license has a valid certificate for the plugin. Go to the Config Tool home page, click About > Certificates, and confirm that Industrial Protocol Interface is in the list.
Deploy the plugin
6 On a Security Center server, download the plugin and install it.
7 Grant users the privileges that they need to use the plugin.
  • Industrial Protocol Interface does not add any plugin-specific privileges.
  • Administrators need the Add roles, Delete roles, and Plugins privileges.
  • Security Desk operators do not need special privileges to use this plugin.
8 In Config Tool, create the Industrial Protocol Interface plugin role.
9 (Optional) Change the plugin configuration to suit your particular needs.
10 Schedule regular backing up of the plugin database.
11 (Optional) Enable failover.
Work with data points
12 (For BACnet clients) Map Security Center events to BACnet data points and add rules
13 (For SNMP managers) Create and forward Security Center events as SNMP traps