Topic updated on September 17, 2021

Restarting a Node

If a node needs to be manually restarted, it can be accomplished through the workbench or from the operating system. Depending on the node type, either the runtime processes must be restarted, or the node must be rebooted for certain configuration changes to register.

Using the Workbench

To restart the node using the Workbench, do the following:

  1. Access the node and navigate to the Administration ->Node Administration panel.
  2. Click Restart.
    Restart dialog box appears.
  3. Click Restart Runtime .
    You will not be able to access the node while it is restarting.

If the workbench restart option is unavailable or unresponsive, a node can be restarted manually as listed below.

Windows nodes

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs ->deviceWise ->Runtime, and then select Stop deviceWise Core.
  2. From the Start menu, select All Programs ->deviceWise ->Runtime, and then select Stop deviceWise Transaction Server.
  3. From the Start menu, select All Programs ->deviceWise ->Runtime, and then select Start deviceWise Core.
  4. From the Start menu, select All Programs ->deviceWise ->Runtime, and then select Start deviceWise Transaction Server.

AIX or Linux nodes prior to Release 13.3.0

  1. Open a command prompt (as root).
  2. Type "/opt/dw/devicewise restart" (and then press Enter).

You will not be able to use the node while it is restarting.

Embedded nodes

These instructions apply for a Mitsubishi MESInterface IT node or an Enterprise Gateway for Siemens EPRC node.

  1. Ensure that the modules that reside in the same rack can be powered off and then powered back on.
  2. This includes the programs that may reside in the Q CPU or the Siemens S7-300 PLC, as well as any connected I/O.
  3. Toggle the reset switch or on/off switch to power off then on the rack and the modules.