Release Notes

( 9701-VWSx ) FactoryTalk View® Site Edition is a supervisory HMI software package for enterprise solutions. [FTView, FTViewSE
Version 11.00.00 (released 2/2019)

Catalog Number FactoryTalk View Site Edition 

These release notes describe version information for FactoryTalk View Site Edition, version 11.00.00 (released 2/2019).

Requirements

This release has the following requirements.

The following are the system requirements for FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00.

Hardware requirements

For the optimal performance of FactoryTalk View SE applications, the personal computer is recommended to meet or exceed the following hardware requirements.

Type Description CPU RAM
Operator Workstation FactoryTalk View SE Client
or
FactoryTalk View SE Station
Intel® Core™ i5 Standard Power processor 4 GB
Engineering Workstation FactoryTalk View Studio Enterprise
RSLinx Classic
FactoryTalk Linx
Studio 5000
Intel Core i5 Standard Power processor 8 GB
Application Server FactoryTalk View SE Server
FactoryTalk View Studio Enterprise
FactoryTalk Alarms & Events Tag Based Server
FactoryTalk Linx Data Server with FactoryTalk Alarms and Events enabled
Smaller systems:
Intel Core i5 Standard Power processor
4 GB
Medium to larger systems:
Quad core Intel Core Xeon family processor
8 GB

Software requirements

Operating systems

FactoryTalk View SE is tested on the following operating systems:

* For more information, see Answer ID 964391 for Windows 10 support and Answer ID 991031 for Windows Server 2016 support in the Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase.

** This operating system is supported with the Allen-Bradley® 61xx family of industrial computers and CompactLogix™ 5480 family of controllers.

Domain controller requirements

The following operating systems are supported for use as domain controllers for FactoryTalk View SE client computers. Using a domain is recommended for applications that include more than 10 computers. If your application includes 10 or fewer computers, they can be organized in a workgroup.

Features

This release includes the following system features.

FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00 has the following new and enhanced features.

New features

Enhanced features

Corrected Anomalies in This Release

This release corrects the following anomalies.

The following list identifies the anomalies corrected in FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00.

Known Anomalies in This Release

This release has the following known anomalies.

The following list identifies the known anomalies or limitations of FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00 at the time of the release.

Known Anomalies from Previous Releases

These anomalies are from previous releases but are still known in this release.

Functional Changes

This release has the following functional changes from the previous release.

FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00 has the following changes in functionality since the last release.

DeskLock utility

FactoryTalk View has enhanced the security of the utility. We strongly recommend that you reconfigure the utility to secure your system.

FactoryTalk View ME Application Manager

Application Manager is renamed to FactoryTalk View ME Application Manager and supports ME applications only.

FactoryTalk View SE Application Manager

Distributed Application Manager is renamed to FactoryTalk View SE Application Manager. The tool supports all types of SE applications.

Legacy HMI tag alarms

Starting from FactoryTalk View version 11.00, legacy HMI tag alarms are no longer supported.

After upgrading to version 11.00, legacy HMI alarm definitions in your existing application are stored in the HMI tag database. Use the FactoryTalk View Alarm Migration tool to migrate them to FactoryTalk Alarms and Events. For an example of instructions, see the YouTube page  of Rockwell Automation.

Redundancy

The Save edits to both active and standby HMI servers option is selected by default.

Application Notes

This release has the following application notes.

The following are the application notes for FactoryTalk View SE version 11.00.00.

Considerations for application server host computers

In a network application, it is possible for a single server computer that meets the recommended requirements to host all of the following components:

If a network application requires multiple HMI servers, data servers, or alarm servers, to distribute the load, it is recommended that you install the necessary software and run the servers on multiple host computers.

Running more than one HMI server on a single computer is not recommended. If you plan to deploy a network distributed application that uses more than two servers (or two pairs of redundant servers) and more than 20 clients, or if you would like architectural assistance, contact your local Rockwell Automation Sales office for architectural assistance.

For information about setting up redundant FactoryTalk View SE servers, see FactoryTalk View Site Edition User’s Guide .

FactoryTalk Diagnostics

FactoryTalk Diagnostics cannot log to a remote database using Microsoft Access. You can only log to a local database using Microsoft Access.

Find and Replace

If an HMI server at the root node of an SE Network distributed application has the same name as the application itself, the Find and Replace feature search results might include the application name even though you performed the search at the HMI server level.

Floating-point operations

Floating-point numbers may not precisely represent all real numbers. As a result, expressions based on floating-point arithmetic operations may not evaluate as expected. This is a side effect of how the CPU represents the floating-point data. For this reason, in certain cases you may experience loss of precision and get unexpected results of floating-point operations.

KEPServer

If you are using KEPServer Enterprise as an OPC server with FactoryTalk View version 9.00.00 or later and using an HMI tag to connect to a third-party device, you will not be able to access the tag value. The cause is that the security enhancements in FactoryTalk View version 9.00.00 or later affect the communications with third-party devices. To access the tag value, additional Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) configuration is required for KEPServer Enterprise on the computers.

For more information about the configuration, see Appendix, "Troubleshoot KEPServer Enterprise" in the FactoryTalk View SE Installation Guide.

Pre-installation configuration

Before you install FactoryTalk View SE, there are a number of steps required to set up the installation environment. This will help ensure that the installation proceeds smoothly and that your new or upgraded FactoryTalk system operates as expected. For detailed information about pre-requisites before installation, see Chapter 3, Pre-installation configuration of FactoryTalk View Site Edition Installation Guide.

Security requirements

For information on the security considerations when using Rockwell Automation products, including

System sizing recommendations

When you design and set up a FactoryTalk system, we recommend using the following guidelines. If you find that your system needs to expand beyond these guidelines, contact your Rockwell Automation sales or distributor representative to discuss your application design.

Component
Recommended guidelines
FactoryTalk Alarms and Events
 
FactoryTalk Alarms and Events servers per application
10 non-redundant servers or 10 redundant server pairs
FactoryTalk tag-based alarms per server
20,0001
Logix device-based alarms per server
10,0002
Total alarms per application
100,0003
FactoryTalk Linx
 
FactoryTalk Linx data servers per application
10 non-redundant servers or 10 redundant server pairs
Total device tags per application
1,000,0004
Tags per FactoryTalk Linx data server
100,0004
FactoryTalk View SE
 
HMI servers
10 non-redundant servers or 10 redundant server pairs
HMI tags per HMI Server
40,0005
Total data logged tags per HMI server (1 second scan rate)
5,000
FactoryTalk View SE client sessions simultaneously connected to the application
1204
FactoryTalk ViewPoint SE servers per application
4
FactoryTalk ViewPoint SE concurrent clients per ViewPoint server
50
  1. The number of alarm backing tags influences the maximum number of available alarms because they increase the resource requirements of the alarm server. When using backing tags for status and control, a good rule of thumb is to multiply the total number of backing tags by the total number of alarms, and ensure the result is less than 20,000. PlantPAx® users should refer to the PlantPAx Reference Manual PROCES-RM001 for alarm server sizing guidance for a PlantPAx application.
  2. This number is the sum of both instruction alarms and Logix tag-based alarms across all the controller shortcuts in each FactoryTalk Linx server.
  3. The total number of alarms per application includes all FactoryTalk Alarms and Events tag-based and device-based alarms in the application.
  4. Refer to Rockwell Automation Answer ID 1070902 for detailed information to determine system scalability for the total device tags per application.
  5. The maximum number of HMI tags that can be created on a single HMI server is 175,000. Extensive use of HMI tags has a significant performance impact on an HMI server, so Rockwell Automation recommends minimizing their use, and instead using direct-reference tags as much as possible.

Tag Browser

If you rename an HMI server while you are deploying an application, you may need to restart the computer in order to have the HMI tags show up in the Tag Browser.

Tools and utilities

Trend objects

The Trend objects cannot get the oldest data from FactoryTalk Historian server when you click the Oldest Data button.

TrendPro objects

Clicking on the X-axis or Y-axis takes it into the free layout mode. In this case, anything done to the canvas is how you want it and it does not resize. The free mode does not persist scale and removes tags from the trend. Avoid using the free mode in the trend.

UAC support

Turning off User Account Control (UAC) is not recommended.

This action
Prompts for authentication or confirmation before running this program
Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS)
RSViewWebManager.exe
CustomWebSite.exe
Updating Samples application directory information
RefreshSampleApplication.exe
Terminate processes
VSClean.exe
DeskLock
DeskLock2000.exe
Legacy Tag Database Conversion
LegacyTagDBConvertTool.exe

Unattended installation

The following table identifies the installation command-line parameters. Command-line parameters are case-insensitive. However, if a specified value includes a space, be sure to enclose the value in quotation marks (for example, "value with spaces").

Parameter
Description
/?
Shows the usage options for installation parameters.
/Q
Silent Install. Install runs in a quiet mode without any user interface.
This parameter is recommended if you are deploying the software installation using an IT tool or script, and don’t expect to see any error or restart messages. When using this parameter, your IT tool or script should check the error codes, and respond as needed. For example, if the installation returns error code 1641, then the IT tool or script should restart the computer and relaunch the installation after restart.
This parameter is required if /QS or /Record is not specified.
/QS
Unattended Install. Install runs in a quiet simple mode and shows progress through the UI. It does not accept any input, but still shows error or restart messages.
When using this parameter, you will not have to check the error codes, and the installation will stop and show a prompt if there are error or restart messages. For example, if an immediate restart is required to complete the install, a restart message will be shown for you to confirm the restart. Installation resumes automatically from the point of interruption after restart.
This parameter is required if /Q or /Record is not specified.
/IAcceptAllLicenseTerms
Acknowledges acceptance of the license terms and agreement to continue the installation.
This parameter is required.
/AutoRestart
Automatically restarts the computer after the installation is complete. Used when a restart is required to complete the installation.
This parameter is optional. If this parameter is not used, silent install (/Q) will return error code 1641 or 3010 if a restart is required, and unattended install (/QS) will result in a confirmation prompt that must be agreed to before the installation is completed.
/SetupLanguage="value"
Specifies which language will be shown during install process.
This parameter is optional. If this parameter is not used, the default language is the current user or operating system user interface language.
The value must be one of the following:
  • ENU
  • CHS
  • DEU
  • ESP
  • FRA
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • PTB
/Record
Records the installation options chosen to a recording file.
This parameter is optional.
/Playback
Plays back a recording file to specify the installation options.
This parameter is optional.
/Repair
Runs a repair operation on the installed products.
This parameter is optional.
/Product="value"
Specifies which product will be installed.
This parameter is required.
The value must be the one of following:
  • Studio Enterprise
  • Site Edition Server
  • Site Edition Client
  • Site Edition Station
  • FactoryTalk ViewPoint SE
  • Stand-alone FactoryTalk Linx Server
  • Stand-alone FactoryTalk Directory Server
/Uninstall
Uninstalls components that are already installed with the product specified.
This parameter is optional.
/ProductLanguage="value"
Specifies the language version of the software being installed.
This parameter is optional. If this parameter is not used, the default language is the same as the setup language.
If the software does not support multiple languages, this parameter is not available.
The value must be one of the following:
  • ENU
  • CHS
  • DEU
  • FRA
  • JPN
/InstallDrive="value"
Specifies the installation drive.
This parameter is optional. If this parameter is not used, the default install drive is C:.
/SerialNumber="value"
Specifies the serial number of the software being installed. This is used to activate the software during installation.
This parameter is optional. If it is not specified the software must be activated manually after installation if activation is required.
Some software does not require activation. If activation is not required, this parameter is not available.
/ProductKey="value"
Specifies the product key used to get activation keys during installation.
This parameter is optional. If it is not specified, the software must be activated manually after installation if activation is required.
Some software does not require activation. If activation is not required, this parameter is not available.
/Version="value"
Specifies the version of the software to activate which corresponds to the product version associated with the SerialNumber and ProductKey.
This parameter is optional. If it is not specified, the installer will use the most recent product version available.
Some software does not require activation. If activation is not required, this parameter is not available.

Error codes

The following table identifies the error codes that can be returned by an installation.

Error Code
Value
Description
ERROR_SUCCESS
0
Installation completed successfully.
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
87
One parameters is invalid.
ERROR_INSTALL_USEREXIT
1602
Installation cancelled by user.
ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE
1603
Fatal error during installation.
ERROR_BAD_CONFIGURATION
1610
Configuration data for product corrupt. Contact support personnel.
ERROR_REBOOT_CONTINUE
1641
Restart required to continue installation.
ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED
3010
Restart required to complete installation. After restart, product is successfully installed.
ERROR_REBOOT_PENDING
3012
Restart pending. Restart computer for installation to continue.
ERROR_SUCCESS_NOT_APPLICABLE
3013
The installation cannot proceed because the products are already installed.

VeriSign Universal Root Certification Authority certificate

If the VeriSign Universal Root Certification Authority certificate does not exist on the local computer, the certificate is installed while installing Rockwell Automation software. Use Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to view the certificate in Console Root > Certificates (Local Computer) > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates .

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