I have a project where I want to deploy 40 very similar Edge gateways and connect them all up to a main gateway. The Edge gateways will all connect to similar devices, which I am modelling with some nested UDTs to represent each device.
If I have to manually export and import the UDTs to each edge gateway, it will become very time consuming to update them each time I want to make a change. Can I ‘push’ UDT definitions to my Edge gateway using EAM? Can I create instances of a main gateway UDT on my Edge gateway without actually having the UDT on Edge? What’s the best way to handle this?
EDIT: Extra questions (because I’m struggling a bit to get my head around Edge):
Currently if I try to edit a tag from my remote edge gateway while in my main designer, I get the following message. Is there some way I can set up my Edge gateway to accept editing tags from the main designer?
Also what determines what my delay will be when setting up Edge as a remote tag provider? Say I have a modbus device that I’m polling every 100ms with Edge, then I set Edge up as a remote tag provider to my main gateway (same local network). Will my delay just be 100ms + network delay or is there some other parameter that influences this? I’m pretty new to OPC so I’m not sure I understand everything that’s going on behind the scenes.