SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor

Intelligent and comprehensive diagnostics – local and remote

The diagnostics and messaging software SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor is the perfect support for fast detection and efficient avoidance of potential system failures. It enables you to minimize standstills by implementing preventive measures beforehand and thereby reducing the associated costs.


Benefits

Investment protection and cost reduction

  • Diagnostics and reporting functions for PC temperature, fans, hard disks (RAID, SMART, CF card, SSD), operating system status (watchdog) and operating hours counter for timely detection of faults and preventive maintenance

  • Automatic event logging, detailed text messages and scheduled tasks reduce response times and minimize costs

  • Local and global diagnostics reduce the time for service deployment and avoid travel expenses

  • Management of multiple IPCs from a single point enables efficient and new service concepts

  • Simple and flexible interaction with other systems via OPC or SNMP

  • Fast response times due to fault messages via e-mail and text messages


Functions

SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor monitors, reports, visualizes and logs the system states of the SIMATIC IPCs. It communicates with other systems and reacts when events occur.


It monitors

It reports

It visualizes

It logs

It communicates

Reaction to alarms

In addition, DiagMonitor offers the possibility to save and restore BIOS settings locally, or to perform a BIOS upgrade.

Furthermore, customers can integrate their own applications over a programming interface.

Display of the system status

SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor provides a quick and clear overview of the system status of your SIMATIC IPCs. Critical conditions are immediately reported and made available both locally or on remote systems.

When installed on a standard PC, you can monitor SIMATIC IPCs via remote access.

Planning maintenance intervals

The operating hours counter allows you to specify the maintenance intervals not only for your SIMATIC IPC, but also for other devices in your system. This will inform you in good time about the time for preventive maintenance, for example, replacing the CMOS battery of the industrial PC or changing the filter of a pump.

Logging operating data

The operating data of the SIMATIC IPC can be documented, evaluated and logged for quality assurance of the plant/machine by recording in the Windows Event Viewer and using the options for graphical display/analysis in the Performance Monitor.

Web server / business card

With the DiagMonitor Web server, users can view and manage the data of the stations monitored by the SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor via http or https connection in an Internet browser, regardless of the location, PC architecture and operating system.
Access rights for monitoring data can be configured and managed individually for each user.

The Web business card provides personal information about the SIMATIC IPC. It displays:

  • Device data, for example, product name, BIOS version, motherboard number

  • System status (error yes/no)

The user is thus provided important information about the status of the system and can display the current status of the BIOS version, for example.

Security notice

In order to securely operate a plant or machine, it is also necessary to implement suitable protective measures (for example, a cell protection concept), and automation and drive components in a comprehensive IT security concept for the entire plant or machine that correspond to the latest state of technology. The products of other manufacturers need to be taken into consideration if they are also used. Additional information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity