This topic describes cross-system host and node capabilities and considerations when you use Robot Network with Robot Schedule, Robot Console, and Robot Reports. Use this information as a guide when setting up your network configuration.

Robot Network and Robot Schedule

The following table shows Robot Network and Robot Schedule cross-system capabilities.

Capability

Robot Network 9 Node

Robot Network 10 Node

Robot Schedule 9

Robot Schedule 10*

Robot Schedule 9

Robot Schedule 10

Cross-system reactivity setup

Yes**

No

Yes***

Yes

Remote group member setup

Yes**

No

Yes***

Yes

Cross-system reactivity processing

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Remote group processing

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Statuses

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Packets

No

No

No

Yes

RBNSNDRBT command (to host)

No

No

No

Yes

* Robot Schedule 10 is not supported on a Robot Network 9 node.
** Available for other Robot Schedule 9 systems only. Robot Network 10 and Robot Schedule 10 do not support a Robot Network 9 node and Robot Schedule 9.
*** Available for other Robot Schedule 9 systems only. Robot Network 10 does not support cross-system reactivity setups and group member setups with Robot Schedule 9.

Other Robot Schedule Considerations

To use Robot Schedule 10 in a Robot Network 10 environment, be aware of the following items:

  • Make sure that Robot Network on the host and alternate host is at R10M00 or later before converting Robot Schedule.

  • You must upgrade the host and alternate host systems to Robot Network 10 before you can upgrade any of the nodes.

  • To use the RBNSNDRBT command between a node and a host, they must have the same version of Robot Schedule installed. That is, the command works between a node and a host if both have Robot Schedule 9, or both have Robot Schedule 10.

Robot Network and Robot Console

The following table shows Robot Network and Robot Console cross-system capabilities.

Capability

Robot Console 4

Robot Network 9 Node

Robot Network 10 Node

Cross-system message redirection setup

Yes*

Yes

Cross-system message redirection processing

Yes

Yes

Statuses

Yes

Yes

Packets

No

Yes

RBNSNDRBC command (to host)

No

Yes

* Robot Network 9 only provides a list of systems to Robot Console; Robot Console does not start any remote connections with other systems.

Robot Network and Robot Reports

The following table shows Robot Network and Robot Reports cross-system capabilities.

Capability

Robot Reports 7

Robot Network 9 Node

Robot Network 10 Node

Statuses

Yes

Yes

Packets

No

Yes

RBNSNDREP command (to host)

No

Yes

 


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Last Modified On: March 08, 2018