About Server to Viewer File Deployment

The CIMPLICITY file deployment system provides the tools to automatically synchronize selected files, including CimView screens, global scripts and global parameter files, from a CIMPLICITY deployment server to its viewers.

  • Deployment core files.
  • Deployment configuration steps.

Deployment core files

Server to viewer deployment is based on two core files.

File Description
gefdepl.dplcfg A configuration file:
  • Is created or modified when the deployment configuration is saved in the CIMPLICITY Configuration Editor.
  • Includes the details of the files that should be deployed, from where they should be deployed, to whom they should be deployed, and when they should be deployed.
  • Will be copied to the Viewers that are included in the synchronization.
NOTE:  The location on the Viewer is in the installation\Data folder: <localhost>\Program Files (x86)\Proficy\Proficy CIMPLICITY\Data
  • Cimsync.exe is a standalone executable running under user context.
  • When starting this executable, the user must be logged into the machine for the synchronization to occur.
  • Cimsync is located on each Viewer included in the synchronization, in the exe folder:
 <localhost>\Program Files (x86)\Proficy\Proficy CIMPLICITY\exe
  • In Terminal/Web Space servers, the user must log in with administrator credentials before launching the cimsync.exe file, and must remain logged in for the synchronization to occur. Only users connected to the Terminal/Web Space servers can see the changes.:

Deployment configuration steps

Step Number Description
Step 1 Plan the deployment configuration
Step 2 Configure deployment on the server.
Step 3 Set up a deployment viewer.