Steps to Configure the iFIX Collector

iFIX Steps

  1. On the Desktop, double-click the iFIX 6.5 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.
  10. From the iFIX Startup dialog box, select iFIX to start iFIX. The iFIX WorkSpace should start automatically, by default.

  11. From the iFIX WorkSpace, and click the Administration tab.
  12. Select the Configure Historian Server option. The Configure Historian Server dialog box appears.

  13. Be sure that your Historian Server appears in the list, and that it is set as the Default.
  14. Click the Get Collectors button to get the iFIX Collector.
  15. 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.

  16. Close the Configure Proficy Historian Server(s) dialog box.
  17. Restart the iFIX WorkSpace.

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