QUICK START: System Setup

SERVER INSTALLATION

EVE server software can be supported by different hardware units. Choose the solution that best suits your needs:

VIRTUAL MACHINE

Application environment installed on software and emulates hardware resources. Virtualization limits costs by reducing the need to purchase more physical hardware systems.

RASPBERRY PI

A highly popular computer, which can be used in many electronic projects, and for many other applications. They are very easy to find, Raspberry Pi’s are available all over the world without restrictions.

EVE X1[TRIAL Edition]

EVE X1 Server is the compact unit for smart building control. Hardware solution for advanced needs in the automation of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

NETWORK CONFIGURATION

When connecting for the first time, connect the LAN network adaptor to the network then connect the power supply. The Server will then boot from the on board card (from the MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi) which stores all the firmware and user data. The Server will now get an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP server). It is important that your Server is connected to the same network as your computer so you can use the Server Connection command on EVE Manager.

Connect to the server: Router

Open EVE Manager (downloads). Go to “Project” menu, then select “Connect” command. Connection dialog box will appear. Now select “Search” button and the whole network is searched to find the Server. The Server will be listed in the Search results list with the IP address, license ID (Server unique ID code) and name.

Highlight the Server in the Search results and enter the username and password (the default is ‘admin’ and ‘password’). Eventually select Ok command to connect.

Connect to the server: Direct

If there is no router available at the installation or you want to quickly program the Server in an installation then you can connect directly to the Server with your PC.

! Setting a manual IP address

If there is no DHCP server or router to assign an IP address to the Server, you must set one manually. By default, this should be in the range 192.168.1.x.

> How to change network settings (disable DHCP and use static IP address)

STEP 1: ADAPTERS

Open Windows Control Panel and go to the Network and Sharing Center. On the left you will see the Adapter settings option, click on this to see the adapters of your computer.

STEP 2: ADAPTER PROPERTIES

Right click on the Ethernet adapter (the one connected to the Server) to go the Properties of the adapter.

STEP 3: IPV4

Scroll down in the Networking tab to the entry ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on the Properties button to edit the IPv4 properties of the adapter.

STEP 4: IPV4 PROPERTIES

Here you can assign your computer a static IP address. Click on the option ‘Use the following IP address:’ and then fill in an IP address and subnet. The IP address for your laptop should be one that the Server would not be using. By default with no router the Server IP address is 192.168.1.100 so set your laptop IP address to a different address of your Server IP address, for example 192.168.1.1 (mimicking a router).

Hit enter after entering the IP address and the subnet will automatically be filled in as 255.255.255.0. This is fine, you can now click OK and then exit the Control Panel network adapter windows.

FIRMWARE UPDATE

Time to time we make new firmware updates which you need to install following this online procedure.

Admin panel

The browser will display a list of all the IP addresses of all the Servers in the network. In presence of a single EVE Server in the network you will directly land on the admin panel login of the only EVE Server connected to the local network (as shown in the picture).

On the admin panel login you’ll find all the most important information about your Server: firmware version, license ID, license status, public IP, MAC address.

Login with your username and password (the default is ‘admin’ and ‘password’). Once successfully logged in, the navigation menu will be display in front of you.

Utility menu

  • Open the Utility section from the menu
  • Click on “Check Now” to the online firmware update checking
  • If a new firmware update is available, click “Update
  • Wait the system reboot and login

If the system is already updated to the latest firmware version, then a message is shown.

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