Category: Networking

Network Resiliency – EtherChannel

An EtherChannel (or port group) is a group of two or more Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet switch ports bundled into a single logical link, creating a higher bandwidth link between two switches. Each EtherChannel can consist of up to eight compatible, configured Ethernet ports. The switch supports up to six EtherChannels.

Configure Stratix Switches for FactoryTalk Network Manager

FactoryTalk Network Manager was introduced by Rockwell Automation at last year’s Automation Fair in Houston. Its purpose is to give you insight into the performance of your network in context of your automation assets by leveraging information available via the Stratix managed switch. You can easily view your network […]

FactoryTalk Network Manager

Visibility into the performance of network operations What is FactoryTalk Network Manager Software? FactoryTalk® Network Manager software helps give you increased network visibility, real-time troubleshooting and simplified configuration and deployment. Get insight into the performance of your network in context of your automation assets by leveraging information available […]

Test, Certify and Verify your Industrial Ethernet Networks

Ethernet is the backbone of industrial control system networking.  And proper copper and fiber media installation is imperative to the operation of your network.  How do you know for certain that your contractor, or electrical team, installed the Ethernet media correctly?  Simple – you test it. Softing, a […]