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QUICK START: System Setup

SERVER INSTALLATION

Thanks to various inputs and outputs and interfaces, many devices can be connected directly to the X1 Server, connected to a 5V power supply, the X1 is ready! The X1 Server offers:

Server specification:

ON BOARD INPUT/OUTPUT

1x RJ45 ethernet interface

1x USB connector

1x KNX/EIB interface

2x modbus RTU connectors

1x 5V power supply connector

TECHNICAL DATA:

Size: 4m model Din rail

Ram: 512 MB

Disk size: SD card 16GB

Connectivity: 10/100

Usb host: Type A, USB 2.0

Power: 5VDC – 2,4 A

 

NETWORK CONFIGURATION

When connecting for the first time, connect the LAN network adaptor to the network then connect the power supply. The Server will then boot from the on board card (from the MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi) which stores all the firmware and user data. The Server will now get an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP server). It is important that your Server is connected to the same network as your computer so you can use the Server Connection command on EVE Manager.

Connect to the server

Open EVE Manager (downloads). Go to “Project” menu, then select “Connect” command. Connection dialog box will appear. Now select “Search” button and the whole network is searched to find the Server. The Server will be listed in the Search results list with the IP address, license ID (Server unique ID code) and name. 

*If you still cannot find your server use this link in your favorite browser.

Highlight the Server in the Search results and enter the username and password (the default is ‘admin’ and ‘password’). Eventually select Ok command to connect.

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If there is no router available at the installation or you want to quickly program the Server in an installation then you can connect directly to the Server with your PC.

! Setting a manual IP address

If there is no DHCP server or router to assign an IP address to the Server, you must set one manually. By default, this should be in the range 192.168.1.x.

HOW TO RESTORE FACTORY IP SETTINGS (STATIC/DHCP)

If you can no longer connect to your Server (e.g. can’t connect through IP), you can reset your IP with this guide. You can reset it using a STATIC IP or DHCP IP.

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PREPARE YOUR USB KEY

Step 1: Format a USB Key in FAT32.

Step 2: Download the latest version of the file: STATIC IP or DHCP IP.

Step 3: Extract the files from usb.zip.

Step 4: Drag and drop the eve.settings.txt inside the formatted USB.

Step 5: Remove the USB from the PC and plug it in your Raspberry or EVE X1.

Step 6: You can start/stop services to apply settings in the file, or simply restart the system.

Step 7: After you’ve restarted the system, wait 20 seconds and unplug the USB Key.

Step 8: Now the system will have the parameters that you have chosen in the configuration.

 

HOW TO EDIT eve.settings.txt

NETWORK_MODE=STATIC Choose between STATIC or DHCP*.
NETWORK_IP=192.168.99.10      Choose your desired IP. 
NETWORK_MASK=255.255.255.0     Choose your desired Subnet Mask. 
NETWORK_GATEWAY=192.168.99.1    Choose your desired Gateway. 
NETWORK_DNS1=192.168.99.1   Choose your 1st DNS SERVER. 
NETWORK_DNS2=8.8.8.8  Choose your 2nd DNS SERVER

*If NETWORK_MODE is equal to DHCP the system will be set in DHCP.

 

Note: If a file “db.eve” is present in the root of USB key it will replace the current PROJECT inside EVE X1 Server. You can use this method to install the same project on multiple server.

STEP 1: ADAPTERS

Open Windows Control Panel and go to the Network and Sharing Center. On the left you will see the Adapter settings option, click on this to see the adapters of your computer.

 

STEP 2: ADAPTER PROPERTIES

Right click on the Ethernet adapter (the one connected to the Server) to go the Properties of the adapter.

 

STEP 3: IPV4

Scroll down in the Networking tab to the entry ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on the Properties button to edit the IPv4 properties of the adapter.

STEP 4: IPV4 PROPERTIES

Here you can assign your computer a static IP address. Click on the option ‘Use the following IP address:’ and then fill in an IP address and subnet. The IP address for your laptop should be one that the Server would not be using. By default with no router the Server IP address is 192.168.1.100 so set your laptop IP address to a different address of your Server IP address, for example 192.168.1.1 (mimicking a router).

Hit enter after entering the IP address and the subnet will automatically be filled in as 255.255.255.0. This is fine, you can now click OK and then exit the Control Panel network adapter windows.

EVE WEB CONFIGURATION PANEL

Connection and Login

Open the browser and enter the server IP on the URL bar. Note. You need to be connected to the same server network, if you can’t access anymore to your server please refer to this guide.

In order to know how to obtain the correct IP of your server please refer to the dedicated “Server IP” guide.

Once typed the server IP on the URL bar press enter and the EVE login page will be loaded. Here you will find general information about your servers such as server version, license ID, public IP, MAC address and an overview of all the installed plugin modules with a link to the corresponding configuration page.

Above the login area where you need to type the password in order to get access to the server web configuration panel.

Note. The default password is “password” however we suggest to edit it once the project will be defined (please refer to “Multiuser management” guide).

Note. If you can’t access anymore to your server please refer to this guide.

Configuration panel menu

Once succesfully logged in, the web configuration panel menu will be display in front of you as you can see below:

Settings

NETWORKS

This is the panel you need to use in order to assign a static IP to EVE inside the network. To save you changes remeber to select the button below “Apply changes”. After doing this the new setting will be saved.

ZONE DATE AND TIME

This is the date time setting panel. It is very important to set time and date due to the role that this will play. In fact this setting is the one that EVE will consider when timers will be concerned on specific scene execution. Set time zone, date and time.

Below is a list of servers set by default where connect to update the time. You are free to make changes. Remeber to select the button below “Apply changes”. After doing this the new setting will be saved.

GATEWAYS

Starting with EVE Manager Ver.5 these settings are stored directly in the configuration software and automatically overwritten with every new upload of the project on the server.

ZONE DATE AND TIME

This is the date time setting panel. It is very important to set time and date due to the role that this will play. In fact this setting is the one that EVE will consider when timers will be concerned on specific scene execution. Set time zone, date and time.

Below is a list of servers set by default where connect to update the time. You are free to make changes. Remeber to select the button below “Apply changes”. After doing this the new setting will be saved.

Firmware update

ADMIN PANEL

The browser will display a list of all the IP addresses of all the Servers in the network. In presence of a single EVE Server in the network you will directly land on the admin panel login of the only EVE Server connected to the local network (as shown in the picture).

On the admin panel login you’ll find all the most important information about your Server: firmware version, license ID, license status, public IP, MAC address.

 

Login with your username and password (the default is ‘admin’ and ‘password’). Once successfully logged in, the navigation menu will be display in front of you.

UTILITY MENU

  • Open the Utility section from the menu
  • Click on “Check Now” to the online firmware update checking
  • If a new firmware update is available, click “Update
  • Wait the system reboot and login

If the system is already updated to the latest firmware version, then a message is shown.

PLUGINS UPDATE

After the Firmware update we strongly recommend to update the server plugins, to do so please follow this procedure:

The first step is to open EVE Manager on your Desktop, and move to Tools ->Plugins

A new little window will open and if there are updates available you will se the Download to PC button. Press it (STEP 1) and the download will start, after few seconds you can install (STEP 2) them by clicking Install.

STEP 1

STEP 2