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. In part two, we covered PROFINET device naming, PROFINET Discovery and Configuration Protocol (DCP), and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), which makes network management a cinch. Now, in part 3 we’ll cover PROFINET application layer device diagnostics and alarms, data records, and additional features, which give us complete accessibility and control in the event of a diagnostic or issue with the network. We often refer to this as “diagnostics down to the wire” which we’ll explain in detail below.
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