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Easy network startup and device monitoring: FL NETWORK MANAGER

FL Network Manager

Start up your network quickly and easily with the FL Network Manager software. The software provides support for the following steps:

  • Scanning an existing network
  • IP assignment and device configuration
  • Multi-device configuration
  • Configuration file handling
  • Firmware Update
  • SNMP scripting

Network scan – detect existing devices easily

Software interface for the network scan in the FL Network Manager  

Configurable scanning options in the FL Network Manager

In existing networks, the Network Manager can be used to read devices using various mechanisms. In addition to the typical method of searching an IP area, other mechanisms such as DCP or SNMP broadcast can be used.

The devices that are found are clearly displayed in a table view and can be included in the project with a click of the mouse.

IP assignment and device configuration

Software interface for changing the IP address in the FL Network Manager  

Changing the IP address in the FL Network Manager

Thanks to support for a wide range of IP assignment mechanisms (BootP, DHCP, DCP), you can implement IP address assignment with just a few clicks of the mouse for Industrial Ethernet devices as well as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™ components. IP address assignment can also be planned with the aid of device MAC addresses.

The network components that you have integrated in your project can be configured in detail. Furthermore, typical parameters such as the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and device name can be conveniently modified in a table overview.

Easy handling of configuration files

Software interface for device configuration in the FL Network Manager  

Uploading the device configuration using the FL Network Manager

For quick device replacement or backup, configuration files can be simultaneously downloaded from multiple devices with just a few clicks of the mouse. The files are stored with the IP address and time stamp, enabling quick and easy assignment and revision management.

It also takes just a few clicks of the mouse to download the configuration files to the devices:

  1. Select the relevant devices
  2. Select the “Download configuration file to device” function
  3. Select the file for each device from the directory and start them all with just one click

Multi-firmware update

Software interface for multi-device firmware update  

Selecting the files for firmware update using the FL Network Manager

With the Network Manager, you can update all devices at the same time with just a few clicks of the mouse. The software provides all the necessary functions, which means that no additional tools are required.

  1. Select the devices
  2. Select the firmware files
  3. Start the update for all devices in parallel

Configure multiple devices simultaneously with the FL Network Manager

Software interface with multi-device configuration  

Multi-device configuration

Network Manager offers multi-device configuration which allows you to adjust the same parameters on different devices, such as activating redundancy mechanisms. With just a few clicks, you can easily activate a function on any number of devices in your network.

Configuration and diagnostics for every SNMP-capable device

Software interface with SNMP scripting  

SNMP scripting

Complete device parameterization can be done by creating SNMP scripts. These scripts can be saved and used again later in additional devices. This makes it possible to set parameters and run diagnostics on every SNMP-capable device. In addition to network infrastructure products such as switches, WLAN access points, and Ethernet extenders, you can also use them to configure I/O stations and Ethernet-capable power supplies from Phoenix Contact. Thanks to simple syntax and prefabricated templates, this is no longer an option just for IT experts.

Topology representation with integrated ring diagnostics

RSTP topology of the FL Network Manager  

RSTP topology of the FL Network Manager

For detecting and displaying Ethernet networks, the FL Network Manager supports a topological display with ring diagnostics. The topology detects network infrastructure components, end devices, VPN connections, NAT architectures, and presents them in various views. Moreover, there are detailed views with diagnostic parameters for RSTP, MRP, DLR, and extended ring redundancy protocols.

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