SIMCA-online technical guide (Q769)
Planning, setting up, administering, understanding and troubleshooting a SIMCA-online system can be complex tasks. This document provides guidance on these topics. This document also covers technical detailed descriptions on how the SIMCA-online server executes configurations (configured projects from SIMCA). In addition, the guide also addresses frequently asked questions to the SIMCA-online support email address.
This guide was updated 2018-09-04 for SIMCA-online 15.1, but most topics apply to previous versions as well. A full changelog is available at the end of the document.
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2016-01-19.Revised to be up-to-date with SIMCA-online 14 including the outline of a typical installation. Also documented multi-threading improvements, firewalls, local centering is now configured per unit and phase combination, caching of data for generated variables, symptoms of out-of-order data in a data source, changes in batch conditions or discrete data result in batch models being repredicted, improved guidance for troubleshooting project execution, catch-up executions are now optimized, info about the Web API. Removed some guidance that applied only to SIMCA-Batch On-Line. Many other minor corrections and additions.
2015-05-28. Revised to be up-to-date with SIMCA-online 13.3.1 and 13.2.1. Improved the documentation on how SimApis work; better explanations on nodes and tags, and SimApi error handling. New section on unit group/unit/sub-batch layouts, and how it affects project execution. Other new content include information on how generated variables are evaluated, how batch conditions are read, and how local centering works. Many other minor corrections and additions.
2014-05-19. Major revision with new content for SIMCA-online 13.2 and 13.3 and updated content derived from customer interaction. Seven new pages on the topics of system recommendations, typical installation outline, backups, server migration, SimApi deployment issues, SimApi technical documentation, project configuration tips, improved server execution logic description and troubleshooting, expanded discussion of data source compression and interpolation issues, and lots more. The Umetrics knowledge base was also updated with many new articles.
2013-06-11. Improved sections 3.7, 6.13, and 7.4. Other minor improvements. Fixed typos.
2013-05-31. First public version.