A connector is used to connect your physical machines to your defined machines in innius. Currently there are 2 types of connector:
- OPC UA Connector
- eWON Flexy Connector (which is based on MQTT)
To read more about the specific connectors, click on the above connector types.
A connector in innius can be used to connect multiple machines in innius. Basically you need one connector per eWON Flexy modem or OPC UA Server. So every physical machine which is connected to that particular eWON Flexy modem or OPC UA Server is connected to innius through the same connector.
It is possible to add machines in innius to the connector after it has been created. This can be done by clicking on the Connector name, on the machine overview page when it is grouped by connector. Then you can easily manage the connector and add or remove machines. If you add a new machine to the connector, it will be picked up automatically, so nothing needs to be changed in the connector configuration itself.
If you add sensors to your machine in innius later on, you don't need to reconfigure the connector. The new sensors will be recognized by the existing connector and after a short period of time the data will come into innius automatically. If this doesn't happen fast enough for you, you can easily restart the connector by hand. See the specific Knowledge Base article for your connector type to see how.