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Simatic Net DVD V8.1: Support for Various Protocols and Standards, such as Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, SNMP, OPC, and more


What is Simatic Net DVD V8.1?




Simatic Net DVD V8.1 is a software package that provides a comprehensive solution for industrial communication and network management. It enables you to connect your automation devices, such as PLCs, PCs, sensors, actuators, and drives, using various protocols and standards, such as Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, SNMP, OPC, and more. With Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can easily configure, monitor, diagnose, and optimize your network performance and data exchange. You can also benefit from features such as redundancy, security, synchronization, and integration with other Siemens products.




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Simatic Net DVD V8.1 is compatible with different operating systems, such as Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2016. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these systems. It also replaces the previous versions of Sim How to install Simatic Net DVD V8.1?




To install Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you need to have a valid license key and a DVD drive or a USB flash drive. You can also download the software from the Siemens website. Before you start the installation, you should check the system requirements and compatibility of your devices and applications. You should also backup your data and close any running programs. The installation process may vary depending on your operating system and the components you want to install. Here are the general steps for installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1:


  • Insert the DVD or the USB flash drive into your computer, or run the setup file from the downloaded folder.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen and accept the license agreement.



  • Select the components you want to install. You can choose from different options, such as Industrial Ethernet, SNMP OPC Server, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and more. You can also select the language and the installation path.



  • Wait for the installation to complete. You may need to restart your computer after the installation.



  • Activate your license key using the Automation License Manager tool.



Congratulations! You have successfully installed Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on your computer. You can now start using it for your industrial communication and network management needs.


Windows 7




If you want to install Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows 7, you need to have at least Service Pack 1 and Internet Explorer 11 installed on your system. You also need to have administrator rights and disable User Account Control (UAC) during the installation. You can enable UAC again after the installation is finished. Here are some additional tips for installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows 7:


  • If you want to use Industrial Ethernet components, you need to install WinCC Runtime Professional V14 SP1 or higher, or WinCC Runtime Advanced V14 SP1 or higher, or WinCC (TIA Portal) V14 SP1 or higher, or STEP 7 Professional V14 SP1 or higher, or STEP 7 Basic V14 SP1 or higher on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use SNMP OPC Server components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFINET components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFIBUS components, you need to have a CP card installed on your system and configure it using SIMATIC NET PC Software before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



Windows 10




If you want to install Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows 10, you need to have at least Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and Internet Explorer 11 installed on your system. You also need to have administrator rights and disable User Account Control (UAC) during the installation. You can enable UAC again after the installation is finished. Here are some additional tips for installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows 10:


  • If you want to use Industrial Ethernet components, you need to install WinCC Runtime Professional V15 or higher, or WinCC Runtime Advanced V15 or higher, or WinCC (TIA Portal) V15 or higher, or STEP 7 Professional V15 or higher, or STEP 7 Basic V15 or higher on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use SNMP OPC Server components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFINET components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFIBUS components, you need to have a CP card installed on your system and configure it using SIMATIC NET PC Software before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



Windows Server 2008 R2




If you want to install Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you need to have at least Service Pack 1 and Internet Explorer 11 installed on your system. You also need to have administrator rights and disable User Account Control (UAC) during the installation. You can enable UAC again after the installation is finished. Here are some additional tips for installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows Server 2008 R2:


  • If you want to use Industrial Ethernet components, you need to install WinCC Runtime Professional V14 SP1 or higher, or WinCC Runtime Advanced V14 SP1 or higher, or WinCC (TIA Portal) V14 SP1 or higher, or STEP 7 Professional V14 SP1 or higher, or STEP 7 Basic V14 SP1 or higher on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use SNMP OPC Server components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFINET components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFIBUS components, you need to have a CP card installed on your system and configure it using SIMATIC NET PC Software before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



Windows Server 2016




If you want to install Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows Server 2016, you need to have at least Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) and Internet Explorer 11 installed on your system. You also need to have administrator rights and disable User Account Control (UAC) during the installation. You can enable UAC again after the installation is finished. Here are some additional tips for installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on Windows Server 2016:


  • If you want to use Industrial Ethernet components, you need to install WinCC Runtime Professional V15 or higher, or WinCC Runtime Advanced V15 or higher, or WinCC (TIA Portal) V15 or higher, or STEP 7 Professional V15 or higher, or STEP 7 Basic V15 or higher on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use SNMP OPC Server components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFINET components, you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x86) on your system before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



  • If you want to use PROFIBUS components, you need to have a CP card installed on your system and configure it using SIMATIC NET PC Software before installing Simatic Net DVD V8.1.



How to use Simatic Net DVD V8.1?




After you have installed Simatic Net DVD V8.1 on your system, you can start using it for your industrial communication and network management needs. You can use different tools and functions provided by the product for various applications, such as Industrial Ethernet, SNMP OPC Server, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and more. Here are some general steps for using Simatic Net DVD V8.1:


  • Launch the SIMATIC NET PC Software from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.



  • Select the component you want to use from the menu bar or the toolbar.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen and use the help function if needed.



  • Save your settings and exit the program when done.



In the following sections, we will explain how to use some of the main components of Simatic Net DVD V8.1 in more detail.


Industrial Ethernet




Industrial Ethernet is a communication protocol that allows data exchange between automation devices using Ethernet technology. It offers high speed, reliability, security, and flexibility for industrial applications. With Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can use different Industrial Ethernet components for different purposes, such as IE HARDNET S7, IE S7-REDCONNECT, IE SOFTNET S7, IE SOFTNET PG, and IE S7 OPC REDUNDANCY. Here are some examples of how to use these components:


IE HARDNET S7




IE HARDNET S7 is a component that enables high-performance data exchange between S7 stations using Industrial Ethernet communication. To use IE HARDNET S7, you need to have a CP card installed on your PC and configure it using the SIMATIC NET PC Software. You also need to have a compatible S7 station, such as S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, or S7-1500, and configure it using the STEP 7 software. You can then use the IE HARDNET S7 tool to create and edit communication blocks, such as PUT and GET, for data exchange between the PC and the S7 station. You can also use the IE HARDNET S7 tool to monitor and diagnose the communication status and performance.


IE S7-REDCONNECT




IE S7-REDCONNECT is a component that enables redundant communication between S7 stations using Industrial Ethernet communication. It provides high availability and fault tolerance for critical applications. With IE S7-REDCONNECT, you can create and manage redundant network configurations, such as ring, star, or mesh topologies. You can also use the IE S7-REDCONNECT tool to monitor and diagnose the network status and performance.


IE SOFTNET S7




IE SOFTNET S7 is a component that enables data exchange between S7 stations and PC applications using Industrial Ethernet communication. It allows you to access data from S7 stations, such as inputs, outputs, flags, timers, counters, data blocks, and system information, using standard interfaces, such as OPC DA, OPC UA, or TCP/IP. You can also use the IE SOFTNET S7 tool to configure and test the communication parameters and functions.


IE SOFTNET PG




IE SOFTNET PG is a component that enables programming and diagnostics of S7 stations using Industrial Ethernet communication. It allows you to use your PC as a programming device (PG) for S7 stations, such as S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, or S7-1500. You can use the IE SOFTNET PG tool to establish and manage the connection between your PC and the S7 station. You can also use the STEP 7 software to program and diagnose the S7 station.


IE S7 OPC REDUNDANCY




IE S7 OPC REDUNDANCY is a component that enables redundant data access from OPC clients to S7 stations using Industrial Ethernet communication. It provides high availability and fault tolerance for OPC applications. With IE S7 OPC REDUNDANCY, you can create and manage redundant OPC server configurations, such as primary/secondary or load balancing modes. You can also use the IE S7 OPC REDUNDANCY tool to monitor and diagnose the OPC server status and performance.


SNMP OPC Server




SNMP OPC Server is a component that enables SNMP communication and monitoring using OPC technology. SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol, which is a standard protocol for managing network devices, such as routers, switches, printers, or servers. With SNMP OPC Server, you can access data from SNMP devices, such as device name, IP address, status, performance, or configuration, using standard interfaces, such as OPC DA or OPC UA. You can also use the SNMP OPC Server tool to configure and test the SNMP parameters and functions.


SNMP OPC Server Basic




SNMP OPC Server Basic is a component that enables basic SNMP functions using OPC technology. It allows you to access data from SNMP devices using standard MIB files (Management Information Base), which are text files that define the structure and content of the data. You can also use the SNMP OPC Server Basic tool to browse and select the MIB files and variables you want to access.


SNMP OPC Server Extended




SNMP OPC Server Extended is a component that enables extended SNMP functions using OPC technology. It allows you to access data from SNMP devices using custom MIB files or scripts that allow you to access more specific or complex data. You can also use the SNMP OPC Server Extended tool to create and edit the custom MIB files or scripts you want to use.


SNMP OPC Server Power Pack




SNMP OPC Server Power Pack is a component that enables advanced SNMP functions using OPC technology. It allows you to access data from SNMP devices using dynamic MIB files or scripts that can be updated automatically or manually. You can also use the SNMP OPC Server Power Pack tool to configure and manage the dynamic MIB files or scripts you want to use.


PROFINET




PROFINET is a communication protocol that allows data exchange between automation devices using Ethernet technology. It offers high speed, reliability, security, and flexibility for industrial applications. With Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can use the SOFTNET PN IO component for PROFINET communication and configuration. Here is an example of how to use this component:


SOFTNET PN IO




SOFTNET PN IO is a component that enables data exchange between PROFINET IO devices and PC applications using Ethernet communication. It allows you to access data from PROFINET IO devices, such as inputs, outputs, parameters, or diagnostics, using standard interfaces, such as OPC DA, OPC UA, or TCP/IP. You can also use the SOFTNET PN IO tool to configure and test the communication parameters and functions.


PROFIBUS




PROFIBUS is a communication protocol that allows data exchange between automation devices using serial technology. It offers high speed, reliability, security, and flexibility for industrial applications. With Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can use different PROFIBUS components for different purposes, such as PB SOFTNET, PB SOFTNET DP Slave, CP 5613 / CP 5614 Software, and PB OPC REDUNDANCY. Here are some examples of how to use these components:


PB SOFTNET




PB SOFTNET is a component that enables data exchange between PROFIBUS DP devices and PC applications using serial communication. It allows you to access data from PROFIBUS DP devices, such as inputs, outputs, parameters, or diagnostics, using standard interfaces, such as OPC DA, OPC UA, or TCP/IP. You can also use the PB SOFTNET tool to configure and test the communication parameters and functions.


PB SOFTNET DP Slave




PB SOFTNET DP Slave is a component that enables simulating a PROFIBUS DP slave device on a PC using serial communication. It allows you to test and debug your PROFIBUS DP master device or application without having a real slave device. You can also use the PB SOFTNET DP Slave tool to create and edit the slave configuration and data.


CP 5613 / CP 5614 Software




CP 5613 / CP 5614 Software is a component that enables programming and diagnostics of PROFIBUS DP devices using CP cards and serial communication. It allows you to use your PC as a programming device (PG) or an operator panel (OP) for PROFIBUS DP devices. You can also use the CP 5613 / CP 5614 Software tool to establish and manage the connection between your PC and the PROFIBUS DP device. You can also use the STEP 7 software to program and diagnose the PROFIBUS DP device.


PB OPC REDUNDANCY




PB OPC REDUNDANCY is a component that enables redundant data access from OPC clients to PROFIBUS DP devices using serial communication. It provides high availability and fault tolerance for OPC applications. With PB OPC REDUNDANCY, you can create and manage redundant OPC server configurations, such as primary/secondary or load balancing modes. You can also use the PB OPC REDUNDANCY tool to monitor and diagnose the OPC server status and performance.


What are the advantages of Simatic Net DVD V8.1?




Simatic Net DVD V8.1 is a software package that provides a comprehensive solution for industrial communication and network management. By using Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can enjoy many advantages, such as:


  • Compatibility: Simatic Net DVD V8.1 is compatible with different operating systems, such as Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2016. It also supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these systems. It also replaces the previous versions of Simatic Net DVD products.



  • Performance: Simatic Net DVD V8.1 offers high speed, reliability, security, and flexibility for industrial communication and network management. It enables you to connect your automation devices using various protocols and standards, such as Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, SNMP, OPC, and more. It also enables you to configure, monitor, diagnose, and optimize your network performance and data exchange.



  • Reliability: Simatic Net DVD V8.1 offers features such as redundancy, security, synchronization, and integration with other Siemens products. It provides high availability and fault tolerance for critical applications. It also protects your data and network from unauthorized access and interference.



  • Flexibility: Simatic Net DVD V8.1 offers a modular and scalable solution for industrial communication and network management. You can choose from different components and options according to your needs and preferences. You can also customize and extend the functionality of the product using custom MIB files, scripts, or dynamic MIB files.



These are some of the main advantages of using Simatic Net DVD V8.1 for your industrial communication and network management needs. You can experience these advantages yourself by installing and using the product on your system.


Where can I get more information about Simatic Net DVD V8.1?




If you want to get more information about Simatic Net DVD V8.1, you can use the following resources:


  • Manuals: You can find the manuals for Simatic Net DVD V8.1 in the DVD or the USB flash drive that contains the product. You can also download the manuals from the Siemens website. The manuals provide detailed information about the product, such as installation, configuration, operation, troubleshooting, and technical specifications.



  • Online Support: You can access the online support for Simatic Net DVD V8.1 from the Siemens website. You can find answers to frequently asked questions, download updates and patches, report issues and feedback, request technical assistance, and more.



  • Forums: You can join the forums for Simatic Net DVD V8.1 from the Siemens website. You can interact with other users and experts, share your experiences and tips, ask questions and get answers, and more.



  • Contact Details: You can contact the Siemens customer service for Simatic Net DVD V8.1 by phone or email. You can find the contact details from the Siemens website or the product documentation. You can get support for sales, service, or technical issues.



These are some of the useful resources that can help you get more information about Simatic Net DVD V8.1. You can use these resources to learn more about the product and get the most ou


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