Integration overview for the Modbus plugin - Modbus 4.1

Modbus Plugin Guide 4.1

series
Modbus 4.1
revised_modified
2020-05-06

You can integrate Modbus devices into Security Center using the Modbus plugin by following a sequence of steps.

The following table lists the tasks required for the integration with Security Center, and how to verify that the integration was successful.
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 In Security Center, create a georeferenced map. Maps can enhance your situation awareness as you represent and control your security devices directly on maps.
6 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 Modbus is in the list.
Deploy the plugin
7 On a Security Center server, download the plugin and install it.
8 Grant users the privileges that they need. This plugin does not add any privileges to Security Center.
9 In Config Tool, create the Modbus plugin role.
10 Schedule regular cleaning and backing up of the plugin database.
Enroll and configure the devices
11 Add the Modbus devices that you want to monitor.
12 Add data points to Modbus devices that you want to monitor.
13 Create templates to quickly add data points Modbus devices.
13 Configure how Security Center should poll Modbus devices.
14 Create rules and actions for Modbus devices.
Confirm that the integration works as expected
15 In Security Desk, confirm that you can monitor Modbus devices.
16 Confirm that you see events from the Modbus devices system in the supported reports.