Installing the CGDS - Substation Workbench Client Software (Substation Designer)
Revised: April 16, 2013, 78-21154-01
Installing the CGDS Substation Designer Client
Installing the CGDS - Substation Workbench client (Workbench Designer) is straightforward and automated.
This procedure need only be at the time the Substation Designer client software is installed, or at times when the network addresses have changed and reconfiguration is necessary.
Step 1 Verify that the client computer meets the hardware qualification.
Note The CGDS client computer should operate at 2 GHz or greater, have at least 2 GB of RAM, and have at least 1 GB of available hard disk space after the installer has removed any temporary installation files. The client computer will also require an Ethernet connection. The computer should be running Windows 7.
Step 2 Insert the CGDS - Substation Workbench Client Installation DVD in the client computer and launch it.
Step 3 Complete the installation process presented on the DVD.
Tip You will need to have on hand several pieces of information, such as the server IP address, and a valid user name and password. Obtain these before you start the installation process. If you are unable to provide the information required to complete an installation step, obtain the required information from your CGDS System Administrator.
Launching CGDS Substation Designer
Locate the installer executable on the installation media. Double click on the Installer to begin loading. The following page will appear.
Figure 4-1 Loading the CGDS Substation Designer
After the CGDS Substation Designer software has finished loading, the CGDS Substation Designer identification page will appear.
CGDS Substation Designer Identification Page
Click Next with your mouse.
The CGDS License page will appear:
Accepting the CGDS - Substation Workbench License
The license for Release 1.0 of CGDS - Substation Workbench is simple Right to use (RTU) license. This applies regardless of which option the customer chooses:
•Design, Model, Configuration only
Note Information about the various software options for CGDS - Substation Workbench is available in the CGDS - Substation Workbench Data Sheet (Document Part Number 78-21159-01).
In CGDS Release 1.0. the license is trust-based. Subsequent release phases will involve more flexible and robust licensing.
CGDS License Page
Accept the agreement by clicking the button marked "I accept the terms of the License Agreement".
The next page to appear is used to set the path to the CGDS client software in the Client Computer.
Setting the CGDS - Substation Designer Installation Folder
At this screen, set the path for the CGDS - Substation Designer installation folder. A specific path can be specified. Alternatively, the user can select the default path.
Figure 4-4 Setting the Path for the Client Software Installation Folder
After entering the path or accepting the default, click Next.
The options selected to this point will appear in the Pre-Installation Summary page.
The Pre-Installation Summary page provides the user an opportunity to review and confirm the following installation parameter selections:
2. Installation Folder
3. Shortcut address
4. Available and Required Disk Space
Pre-Installation Summary Page
Click Install to launch the installation of the Microsoft .Net Framework 4, the CGDS Substation Designer Client package, and other required software.
Once the installation begins, progress is monitored from the Installation page.
CGDS - Substation Workbench Install Screen
When the installation is finished, the configuration page for network connectivity for attachment to the server appears.
Configuring the Client IP Address
The CGDS Substation Designer is on a client computer that connects to the CGDS - Substation Workbench server using Ethernet. This requires an IP address, which is configured using this screen. Even if the client exists within the server (for instance, by running on a virtual machine), it is still necessary to provide an IP address.
In addition to client-to-server communications, the CGDS Substation Designer communicates with network devices it can control using the Web Services Management Agent (WSMA). WSMA is a function of the Cisco IOS, through network devices can be fully managed. WSMA operates in both listener mode (Connections are initiated by external applications.) and initiator mode (WSMA initiates the connections.). WSMA supports HTTP, HTTPS, Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2) and TLS transports; provides XML encoded model for configuration and operational data; publishes schemas for web services; avoids screen scraping; allows faster NMS application development; and provides faster response times compared to traditional telnet-based access mechanisms. WSMA also requires IP addresses.
Note Some items in the next few screens may not be necessary or available in your particular installation. This will depend upon the Substation Workbench option ordered.
Figure 4-7 Configure the Client with the Server IP Address
Click Next to enable the monitoring of Intelligent Electronic Devices.
Click Next to go to the CGDS Monitoring Server IP Address Configuration page.
Configuring CGDS Monitoring
A Network Monitoring System is used in CGDS applications where the data stream from various network devices is captured, interpreted, and possibly recorded. Not all CGDS - Substation Workbench installations require this configuration.
Figure 4-8 Configuring the CGDS Network Monitoring Service
In addition to an IP address, this connection may require a user name and password.
Note If you are not aware of the IP address, user name, and password of the NAM server, contact your CGDS System Administrator.
Click Next to configure the CGDS Substation Designer database connector.
Figure 4-9 Configuring the CGDS - Substation Workbench Database Connector
In CGDS - Substation Designer Release 1.0, the database is Oracle 11g, Standard Edition. The Oracle Database resides in the CGDS - Substation Workbench server. In addition to an IP address for connecting to the server, a username and password may be required to access this database.
Note If you are not aware of the IP address of the CGDS server, or of the user name, and password of the database, contact your CGDS System Administrator.
The installer will complete the configuration, and then remove the installation files.
Figure 4-10 Installation Finish and Installer Clean Up
When the progress bar indicates the installation is finished, the following screen appears.
Figure 4-11 Restarting the System
To complete the installation, select Yes, restart my system
The system will restart.
This completes the installation of the Substation Designer, the client software for the CGDS - Substation Workbench