Steps to Configure the Historian to iFIX Connection

Temporarily Disable Strong Security in Historian

  1. From the Start menu, select Historian Administrator.

  2. After the Historian Administrator appears, click the DataStores link.

  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Select Disabled for both the Enforce Strict Client Authentication and Enforce Strict Collector Authentication options, as shown in the previous figure.
    Note: Disabling these features makes it easier during initial setup and testing. You can later enable these features again should you want enhanced security.
  5. Click Update to apply the settings.

Add the Historian Collector in the iFIX SCU

  1. On the Windows Desktop, double-click the iFIX icon to start iFIX. The iFIX Startup dialog box appears.

  2. Select the SCU (System Configuration Utility) option. The SCU appears.

  3. On the Configure menu, select Tasks.

    The Task Configuration dialog box appears.

  4. Next to the Filename field, click the browse (…) button. A Select Files window appears.
  5. Select the ihfixcollector.exe file from the iFIX folder (by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\GE\iFIX).
  6. In the Command Line field, enter the following command:
    Important: The RUNASDOS command line can only be used if iFIX is installed on the same computer as Historian.
    Note: If Historian was on a different computer than iFIX, you would need to use the NOSERVICE REG=CollectorName command line instead (where collector name would default to MachineName_iFIX). Since we are not installing on different computers here, you do not need to use the NOSERVICE REG command line in this instance.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Save the SCU settings, and then close the SCU app.

Configure Historian in the iFIX WorkSpace

  1. From the iFIX Startup dialog box, select iFIX to start iFIX. The iFIX WorkSpace should start automatically, by default.

  2. From the iFIX WorkSpace, and click the Administration tab and locate the Configure Historian area.

  3. From the Configure Historian drop-down menu, select the Configure Historian Server option. The Configure Historian Server dialog box appears.

  4. Be sure that your Historian Server appears in the list, and that it is set as the Default.
  5. Click the Get Collectors button to get the iFIX Collector.
  6. Select the iFIX Collector name (Blue_iFIX in the following example), and then click Set Default to set the selected collector as the default collector.

  7. Close the Configure Proficy Historian Server(s) dialog box.
  8. Restart the iFIX WorkSpace.