IEC61850 Upload error


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Vi har bef 4st instanser i drift som ligger installerade på en kombinerad AS/CS.

Ska nu drifta ett femte ställverk. Ny PC (icke xA-nod) är skapad för denna femte OPC-server eftersom det endast kan vara 4st på en xA-nod. Rätt?

Eller kan det endast vara 4st totalt mot samma AS-server?

Ny Service Provider skapad som kör på den kombinerade AS/CS-noden men med sökväg till den externa nya OPC-servern (Remote OPC Node) som ligger på en egen PC. Rätt?

Här funkar det fint att browsa och välja OPC DA-servern i den externa PC:n.

Denna Service Provider får vi till att gå upp i Service.

När vi sedan försöker göra Upload på SCD-filen händer det nedan.

Har du någon ide?


In English:

We have four operating instances installed on a combined AS / CS.

Will now operate a fifth switchgear. New PC (non xA node) is created for this fifth OPC server because it can only be 4st on an xA node. Right?

Or can it only be 4p total against the same AS server?

New Service Provider created as running on the combined AS / CS node but with path to the remote new OPC (Remote OPC) server (OPC) server located on its own PC. Right?

Here it works well to browse and select the OPC DA server on the external PC.

This Service Provider tells us to go to Service.

When we then try to make upload to the SCD file, it happens below.

Do you have any ideas?


When trying to upload the scd file in Control Structure this error appears.

From the log:

Connecting to: IEC 61850 OP DA Server Instance[5] on the machine xxxxx

Connected to the OPC Server!


Starting Control Structure retrieve...........

Error: WA5\xxxxxxx

Error: Uploading failed, OPC Server is using different configuration

Error: Failed to do Control Structure retrieve

The upload operation has failed!

End log

We are using the same file when uploading in 800xA as we did when uploading in CET.


Or does anyone know who I should contact in this matter?

BR asp

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asked 5 months ago



Please contact your regional ABB support center, or ABB sales representative.

There is no limit on number of OPC DA Connector service groups possible in a server, you can probably find examples when six is OK and there are for sure situations when two is too much.

It all depends on the application design, size of system, load and available resources.

Stefan Stromqvist   

answered 5 months ago


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Only 4 instances are allowed per OPC server in IEC 61850.

You can try appending directly without retreiving, it is seen that it does help in certain cases but with certain limitations for which you might have to work around.

Nishanth Mathew   

answered 5 months ago


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Hello, we have the same problem. did you come up with a good solution?



answered 5 months ago


By Asp on 12/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report


No, no solution. You can only import 4 SCD-files to a system so we tried to add our new sub network to an existing SCD-file. You can create the file but it doesnät work importing it into xA. ABB support is working on the case.
BR asp

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