In Part One of this series, we discussed how PROFINET leverages IT protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to provide easy configuration and diagnostics over the network. Now in part two, we’ll cover PROFINET device naming, PROFINET Discovery and Configuration Protocol (DCP), and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP). Finally, in part 3 we’ll cover PROFINET application protocol features. All of these features show the ‘simple’ side of network management and ease of network troubleshooting when using PROFINET to make it the best and most comprehensive industrial protocol suite around.
Continue your education by completing a PROFINET Certified Network Engineer Course.
These certification classes are intense, hands-on courses. You will learn how the underlying technology works from the application to the frame level. After passing both a practical and written exam, you become certified.