System Platform Maintenance

The Wonderware System Platform Maintenance course is a 4‐day instructor‐led class designed to provide a basic understanding of the Application Server, Device Integration Servers and Historian software as components of the System Platform, as well as the skills necessary to perform diagnostics and maintenance tasks in an existing application. The class provides lectures and hands‐on labs designed to illustrate the discovery, identification and resolution of runtime problems, installation and upgrade guidelines, and best practices.

Course Information

Length: 4 days
Fee: $2225
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Objective: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Wonderware System Platform components, architecture and environment
  • Apply best practices for product upgrade and installation
  • Install and understand the license file
  • Perform application backups and restore operations, dump and load object configuration to CSV files, and export and import objects to an application
  • Understand application and Device Integration redundancy
  • Use Microsoft Windows and Wonderware System Platform monitor tools for troubleshooting and monitor system health
  • Follow the signal from the application to the field devices
  • Historize objects and view historized data using the Historian Client Trend tool
  • Organize Historian tags in groups


  • Maintenance personnel
  • IT personnel
  • Other individuals who need to maintain Application Server, Historian and Device Integration servers in their manufacturing processes.

Prerequisites: The prerequisites for this course are:

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Experience in the Manufacturing Industry

Course Outline:

Module 1 - Introduction
Section 1 - Course Introduction
Section 2 - System platform overview
Section 3 - Support resources

Module 2 - Application Infrastructure
Section 1 - Application server overview
Lab 1 - Creating a Galaxy
Section 2 - The Deployment Model
Lab 2 - Creating the Deployment model
Section 3 - The Runtime Environment
Lab 3 - Using Object Viewer and the Platform Manager
Section 4 - The plant model
Section 5 - Application objects
Lab 4 - Extending the plant model and creating application objects
Section 6 ‐ Extending application objects
Lab 5 - Adding Field attributes and UDAs
Section 7 - Application redundancy
Section 8 - Object import and export
Lab 6 - Exporting and importing objects
Section 9 - Galaxy Dump and Galaxy load
Lab 7 - Configuring instances through a CSV file
Section 10 - Galaxy backup and restore
Lab 8 - Backing up and restoring a Galaxy

Module 3 - Device Integration Objects
Section 1 - Connecting To The Field
Section 2 - Device Integration Objects
Lab 9 - Importing and Configuring the MBTCP DI objects
Section 3 - Data Access Servers
Lab 10 - Installing and configuring DASMBTCP
Lab 11 - Using the $DDESuiteLinkClient object
Section 4 - Device Integration Redundancy

Module 4 - System Health and Troubleshooting
Section 1 - Log viewer
Section 2 - Monitoring System performance
Section 3 - Applied troubleshooting
Lab 12 - Following the signal

Module 5 - Wonderware Historian
Section 1 - Historian principles and SMC interface
Section 2 - Timesync methods and the real time window
Section 3 - Historize attributes
Lab 13 - Historizing attributes
Lab 14 - Querying historized data and visualizing it with Trend
Section 4 - Troubleshooting Historian data
Section 5 - Organize historian tags using groups
Lab 15 - Creating Groups in Trend

Module 6 - System Platform and License installation
Section 1 - System platform installation
Section 2 - License File installation


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