Aurora Platform 5.5 Release Notes

Release Date:  October 21, 2016

A PDF Version is available as an attachment at the bottom of the article.

Aurora Platform 

Accumulator Tags

Accumulator Tag Attribute

Entity Tags have a new attribute called Accumulator.  If this attribute is set on an Entity Tag in Admin then the application will store meaningful values at the one minute, 15 minute, 1 hour, 1 day and 1 month logging intervals to be used by other application functions; e.g. reporting and heat map.  An Accumulator Tag is essentially an accumulator of itself.  Accumulator Tags are for viewing energy consumption vs energy demand.

Note:  If an entity goes offline and the application is logging 0 values for a period of time then the application will resolve the invalid data as soon as the application starts receiving valid data again.

Admin Entity Tag Configuration

How to configure an Accumulator Tag: 

  1. Logon to Admin
  2. Select the Admin menu option
  3. Select the Server Config menu option
  4. Navigate and select the Entity | Tag
  5. Select True in the Accumulator Value list of values field and the application disables the Scaling fields
  6. Enter the associated Pulse Count Multiplier
  7. Select the Save Tag button option 

Logon using Active Directory

Single Sign-On

As an Administrator, they will be able to add a User’s Window Authentication Id in the Avise User Configuration.  Once a User has been setup in the application with the User’s Window Authentication Id then the application will sync up with the User’s Window Authentication.  Going forward the User can access the application without having to enter a Username or Password into Aurora.  If the User is setup but the Window’s Authentication Id has not been setup, then the application will request a Username and Password logon.

Admin User Configuration

 

How to configure a User for Single Sign-On: 

  1. Logon to Admin
  2. Select the Admin menu option
  3. Select the Users menu option
  4. Select the User name from the User(s) list of values
  5. Enter the User’s Window Authentication Id in the Active Directory Logon field
  6. Select the Save option 

Next time the User logs onto their computer with their Active Directory they will be able to access Aurora Application without entering their Username or Password. 

Note:  Please instruct the User when they are done using the application to log out. 

Application Menus Updated

The application menu options have been updated to provide a more functional application and to gain more real estate on each page.

Multi-Site Menu

Multi-Site Menu 

Multi-Site Operations Menu Options

 Multi-Site Energy Menu Options

 

Multi-Site Site Group Menu Options

 

Multi-Site Site Group Configuration Tool

 

Multi-Site User Menu Options

 

Aurora Site Menu

Live View Menu Options

Live View Menu Options

Operations Menu Options

 

Energy Menu Options

 

Aurora Menu Options

  1. Selecting the alarm icon displays the Alarm Details Modal.
  2. Select the report icon displays the Trending and Reporting Modal.
  3. Selecting the Site Selector provides the option to change sites to view.
  4. Selecting the cog wheel displays the option to change the User’s Home Default Page.
  5. Selecting the User Profile icon provides the option to view the User logged on, access Help from Blue Pillar, View the application license and Log out. 

Admin

Blue Pillar is in the process of purging functionality in the Admin application that is no longer used. 

Admin Configuration

The Import Config and the Permissions page have been removed from the current Admin application.  These two areas of the application are no longer used.

Save/Download Re-Factoring

The process of saving and downloading administrative configuration changes to the config and database have been re-factored.  The refactoring was done to improve the performance of downloading additions and modifications to the system configuration.  Blue Pillar has tested and seen improvements from 5 minute downloads to 3 seconds or less for configurations that have 300+ assets.

Admin Server Config

How to Save/Download Configuration Changes:

 Pre-Condition:  An administrative transaction has taken place.

  1. Select the Server Config menu option and the application displays the Server Config
  2. Select the Download button and the application downloads the configuration changes
  3. Alternatively, if the changes should not be downloaded then select the Cancel Changes button and the changes will be removed 

Alarm Email Template

Alarm Email Template Configuration

The application provides an option to create custom emails to be sent when alarms are detected, for when alarms are acknowledged and for when alarms are cleared.

Admin Server Config Alarm Email Template

The Available Fields on the left are tags that can be selected and placed into the Subject or Body fields.  When the tag is included in the template it is surrounded with %%.  When the email is created the tags are replaced with the test relevant to the Alarm.

 How to create a custom Alarm Email: 

  1. Logon to Admin
  2. Select the Admin menu option
  3. Select the Server Config menu option
  4. Select the Alarm Email Template on the left hand side and the application displays the Alarm Email Template
  5. Insert desired variables (denoted with the double percent signs) into the SUBJECT field by selecting each one and clicking on the ‘insert’ arrow in front of the SUBJECT line
  6. Insert any desired text into the SUBJECT line
  7. Insert desired variables into the BODY of the email by selecting each one and clicking on the ‘insert’ arrow in front of the email body
  8. Insert any desired text into the email body
  9. Check the desired ALARM STATE checkboxes for email receipt

Note:  more than one alarm state can be selected. 

  1. Click the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Log out, clear browser cache, and log back in to verify saved configuration. 

Here is an example Subject Line entry in the template:  Alarm %%AlarmState%% for %%Entity%% 

How it will look in an email Subject Line:  Alarm Detected for GEN_101 

Here is an example of a message entry in the template:

 %%Description%% %%AlarmState%% at %%Value%% for %%Entity%% at Site: %%Site%% and System: %%System%% at %%DateTime%%.

How it will look in the email Body: 

Check the Generator Oil Pressure – LoLo Detected at 0 for GEN_101 at Site:  BP Indy Site and System:  BP Indy System A at 06/17/2016 04:10:49. 

Notes: 

  • By default, there will be standard alarm template created for the 'detected' Alarm State only.
  • The Administrator can check the 'acknowledged' and 'cleared' Alarm States to receive emails if desired.
  • If all Alarm State boxes are unchecked, then no emails will be sent for alarms.
  • There is only one template for All Types of Alarms. Alarms will be identified based on the fields insert in the subject and body of the email template.
  • If there is no value for a specified field, then it will not be included in the alarm notification. The email will be presented with a blank area of where it would have been inserted.

Disable Configuration Name Fields

Site, System, Entity and Tag Name Fields

Blue Pillar has encountered a high number of issues in regardless to renaming items in the Admin Configuration.  So we have disabled the fields until we can make the database changes necessary to accommodate the modifications needed.

The following fields are disabled after the item is created:

  • Site
  • System
  • Entity
  • Tag

If the item is created in error or needs to be renamed, then the item will have to be deleted and recreated.

Site Configuration

System Configuration

Entity Configuration

Tag Configuration   

Alarms

Fuel Tank Alarms

The option to view Fuel Tank Alarms and configure them in the Alarms modal is available.  The Fuel Tank must be configured to a building, floor and room to be visible in the Alarm modal.

Active Alarms

How to view and acknowledge Fuel Tank Alarms: 

  1. To display the Alarms, navigate to the app header select the exclamation mark icon that could be blue, yellow or red to display the Alarms modal
    1. Red icon indicates Active Alarms
    2. Yellow icon indicates Inactive Alarms
    3. Blue icon indicates No Alarms
  2. Select the checkbox next to the alarm to acknowledge an alarm
  3. Select the Acknowledge button
  4. The Inactive Alarms that are acknowledged will be removed from the Alarms list
  5. The Active Alarms that are acknowledged will still appear in the Alarms list without a checkbox 

How to configure Fuel Tank Alarms: 

  1. To display the Alarms, navigate to the app header select the exclamation mark icon that could be blue, yellow or red to display the Alarms modal
    1. Red icon indicates Active Alarms
    2. Yellow icon indicates Inactive Alarms
    3. Blue icon indicates No Alarms
  2. Select the Not Configured tab and the application displays a list of alarms that are not yet configured. 

Alarms Not Configured 

  1. Select the Configure link for one of the alarm tags and the application displays the alarm configuration modal
  2. Select the checkbox(s) to add the Alarm Set Point
  3. Enter a value for each selected Set Point that the alarm should be triggered on
  4. Select an Alarm Level for each selected Set Point
  5. Optional – enter an alarm description that will be used in the alarm modal and in the alarm email notification
  6. Optional – Select a Conditional Gate Tag
  7. Optional - Update the Alarm Time Delay(s)
  8. Select the Save button 

Fuel Tank Alarm Detail 

Energy

KPI

A processing indicator has been added to the KPI page to inform the User that the application is retrieving the data.

Energy KPI Trend

 

How to access a Building KPI Trend: 

Pre-Condition:  Site and Building KPIs are configured. 

  1. Select the Energy menu option and the application displays the first KPI Trend page 

While the application is retrieving the data it will display a processing indicator icon in the top center of the page. 

Note:  Multi-Site KPI has been removed.  All KPI trending must be conducted at the site level.  

Entity Details

Entity Details Template

The application has an Entity Details template for the following configured Entity Type and Energy Device Type Pairs: 

  • Electrical Equipment | Consumer
  • ATS | Transfer Switch
  • Generator | Producer

When any other Entity Type and Energy Device Type Pair is configured then the application will default to the Scada view.

In addition, when the equipment serial # is configured then the serial # will appear in the upper right hand corner with the model name.

Electrical Equipment Consumer Template

Automatic Transfer Switch Template

Generator Producer Template 

 SCADA View

 

How to access the Entity Details: 

  1. Select EPSS menu option and the application displays the EPSS
  2. If there is more than one system, then select a system by clicking on the header row to expand it
  3. In the Equipment Details click on an ATS, Generator or Electrical Equipment and the application displays the Entity Details in the entity corresponding template
  4. In the Equipment Details select a different equipment type and the application displays the Entity Details in the Scada (grid) view. 

Envoy

The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway collects performance data from microinverters and transmits that data, via the Internet, to the Enlighten website where it can be accessed and monitored. 

Envoy API

The Envoy Power Control REST API allows the user to set up the system (Envoy + inverters) to produce a set amount of energy.  This can be accomplished through the API by setting an output power level for the system or enabling a percentage or count of inverters.  Current Envoy values can be monitored by accessing the API as well.  Communications through the API are accomplished via a modbus protocol with the following modbus register assignments: ­

          

Event Log

Maintenance Mode Info

When a User places an ATS in Maintenance Mode in the Entity Details then the application will enter a log into the Event Log.  When the Maintenance Mode is cancelled or expires then the application will enter another log into the Event Log.  The Event Log can be viewed in the EPSS and in the Compliance Event Details.

EPMS Event Logs

How to view Maintenance Mode Info in EPMS: 

  1. Navigate to the EPMS screen for any system in the normal, online state
  2. Click on the ATS to access the ENTITY DETAILS modal
  3. Put the ATS in maintenance mode by clicking on the Ignore button
  4. Close the ENTITY DETAILS modal, and view the EPMS Event Log.
  5. The Event Log will list the ATS Maintenance Mode start time as well as the User the initiated the actions.
  6. Access the ENTITY DETAILS modal again, and click on the X button to remove the ATS from Maintenance Mode.
  7. Close the ENTITY DETAILS modal, and view the EPMS Event Log.
  8. The Event Log will list the ATS Maintenance Mode end time as well as the User that initiated the action. 

Compliance Event Logs

How to view Maintenance Mode Info in Compliance: 

  1. Initiate a Load Test event on a single system
  2. On the EPMS screen for the active system, click on the ATS to access the ENTITY DETAILS modal
  3. Put the ATS in maintenance mode by clicking on the Ignore button and acknowledging the action. The timer will start to count down.
  4. Remove the ATS from maintenance mode by clicking on the X button and acknowledging the action.
  5. Allow the event to complete
  6. Navigate to the Compliance Calendar for the System tested above, and click on the event.
  7. The Event Log will list the ATS Maintenance Mode start/end time as well as the User that initiated the actions. 

Export Event Log Data

The option to export the Event Log data is available to export it to Excel.

Compliance Event Log 

How to export Compliance Event Log Data to Excel: 

  1. Select the Operations menu option in the application
  2. If there is more than one EPSS then select a System and the application displays the Compliance Test and Event Calendar
  3. Select an Event from the Event Calendar and the application displays the Event Log
  4. Select the Download Icon in the upper right hand corner of the Event Log grid and the application displays an option to Save the download
  5. Save the Download
  6. Select the Open option and the data is displayed in Excel 

Note:  the computer requires Excel to be installed for the download to be performed. 

EPMS Event Log

How to export EPMS Event Log Data to Excel: 

  1. Select the Operations menu option and the application displays the sub menus
  2. Select the EPSS menu option and application displays the EPSS
  3. If there is more than one EPSS then select a System and the application displays the System Details
  4. Select the Download Icon in the upper right hand corner of the Event Log grid and the application displays an option to Save the download
  5. Save the Download
  6. Select the Open option and the data is displayed in Excel 

Note:  the computer requires Excel to be installed for the download to be performed.

Generator Event Log

How to export Generator Event Log Data to Excel:

  1. Select the Operations menu option and the application displays the sub menus
  2. Select the EPSS menu option and application displays the EPSS
  3. Select a Generator from the Equipment Details list
  4. Select the first icon in the upper right hand corner and the application displays the Generator Event Log
  5. Select the Download Icon in the upper right hand corner of the Event Log grid and the application displays an option to Save the download
  6. Save the Download
  7. Select the Open option and the data is displayed in Excel 

Note:  the computer requires Excel to be installed for the download to be performed. 

Event Log Enhancements

  • Previously there were only 100 line items in the Event Log, it has been increased to show 500 line items to accommodate systems with a large number of assets.
  • The length of the description field was increased to accommodate long phrases.
  • On some monitor displays the Date/Time was getting cut off, the field can be expanded by clicking on the header grid separator and dragging it to the preferred length.
  • When all ATSs have re-transferred we added a log item “All ATSs have re-transferred.”

EPMS Event Log

How to view the Event Log in the EPMS: 

  1. Select the Operations menu option and the application displays the sub menus
  2. Select the EPSS menu option and application displays the EPSS
  3. If there is more than one EPSS then select a System and the application displays the System Details along with the Event Logs 

Multi-Site Upgrades

Some performance improvements have been made to Aurora multi-site and a server connection status indicator has been added. 

Unable to connect to server status

The Live View has been enhanced to provide an indicator when Aurora is unable to connect to a site server.  The site pin will be gray and at the top of the live view it provides how many sites the application is attempting to restore.

Multi-Site Live View Map  

The status of ‘Unable to connect to the server’ will be displayed anytime Aurora multi-site mode is unable to access data from the site server.

Operations Summary  

iMonnit

IMonnit is a third-party metering solution that allows Blue Pillar to connect new meters and monitor them in a quick and cost-effective manner.

Enable/Disable iMonnit Communications

The ability to enable/disable iMonnit features is configured in the iMonnit Service config file.  When the Administrator changes the key value to “True”, iMonnit features are enabled.  Tag data is accessible in Aurora as well as on the iMonnit web portal. 

iMonnit Feature Enable Key 

Aurora Classic Admin iMonnit Device Definition 

Blue Pillar iMonnit Portal


How to Define an iMonnit Meter in Aurora Classic Admin

  1. On the Server Config tab, click on ADD ENTITY
  2. Enter a Meter Name, and select an ENERGY DEVICE TYPE of Meter
  3. Select an Entity Type of KYZ METER, and select a tag server of Kepware
  4. Select a Blue Pillar Device Type of iMONNIT, enter a METER ID and a PULSE MULTIPLIER
  5. Click the SAVE ENTITY button

Note:  iMonnit tags must be manually mapped in the iMonnit config file. 

Live View

Electrical Oneline Color Configuration

An Electrical Oneline can be designed with two different colors for the power supply.  Based on the User’s preference the Utility Power and the Emergency Power supply lines can be configured to be red or green independently.

Live View Summary – Design Mode

How to configure the emulated color of the power supply on the Electrical Oneline: 

  1. Select the Live menu option and the application displays a new canvas a Live View
  2. Select the Cog Wheel
  3. Select the Edit Live View option to set the Live View into design mode
  4. Select the General Equipment tab
  5. Click on the Utility Power icon on the canvas and the application displays a Utility Source Center to select red or green for the emulated power color
  6. Select the red or green color
  7. Click on the Emergency Power icon on the canvas and the application displays an Emergency Source Center to select red or green for the emulated power color
  8. Select the red or green color
  9. Select the Home tab
  10. Select the Save option
  11. Select the Cog Wheel
  12. Select the Run Live View option to set the Live View into live mode

The default Electrical Oneline color configuration is set in Admin in the Server Configuration screen.

Admin – Server Configuration

 

How to configure the default color of the power supply on the Electrical Oneline: 

  1. Logged onto Admin, navigate to the Admin menu option
  2. Select Server Config
  3. In the viewing options select the Utility color of red or green
  4. In the viewing options select the Emergency color of red or green
  5. Select the Save option
  6. Select the Save/Download option

Open Automated Demand Response

In the 5.4 version of Aurora Platform we implemented the OpenADR 2.0a profile to handle our automated DR programs in California.  The OpenADR is designed to facilitate automation of DR actions at the customer location to load shed or load shift.  Blue Pillar specifically developed the Virtual End Node (VEN) pull model.  The VEN is the node that hears and responds to the DR events that are delivered by the Virtual Top Node (VTN) which acts as a server.  Blue Pillar underwent testing and certification with OpenADR Alliance and was awarded certification upon a successful test of the VTN/VEN product testing.

OpenADR to support multiple QSEs

The OpenADR has been upgraded so that multiple Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSEs) can be configured for a single VTN.  

Operations

Site Summary View

An all in one Site and Fuel System Summary page was implemented for a specific customer.  This view provides all Site Event, Comm and Equipment Statuses along with the equipment total Normal kW and Emergency kW.  Also include is the Site’s aggregated fuel information to monitor the fuel levels, capacity and fuel on hand.

Site Summary

List of Statuses and Font Color:

  • Event Status
    • Outage - Red
    • Load Reduction - Blue
    • Test - Blue
    • Disabled - Red
    • Normal - Green
    • Error - Red
  • Comm Status
    • Online - Green
    • Offline - Red
  • Equipment Status
    • Active
    • Not Ready
    • Ignore
    • Inactive
    • Unknown
  • Alarm
    • 0 Alarms - Blue
    • 1 or more Alarms - Red

How to access the Site Summary View 

  1. Post logging into Aurora Applications with multiple sites then select the Operations menu option.
  2. Select the Site Summary menu option and the application presents the Site Summary View. 

Note:  The page can accommodate up to 40 listed sites on a 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor display. 

Re-Branding

New company and product logo

Blue Pillar has updated their company logo and product logo.  Aurora Application has been updated with the new logos.

Aurora Sign In  

Multi-Site Live View 

Alarm History Report   

Reports

Time to Bus Report

The Time to Bus information has been removed from the Event Compliance Report and the Operations Report.  Time to Bus will be exclusively in its own report called Time to Bus Report.

Time to Buss Report

How to run a Time to Buss Report: 

  1. Select Run a Report from the footer menu options and the application displays a reporting modal
  2. Select the Reports tab and the application displays the reports options
  3. Select the Report list of values field and select the Time to Bus report option
  4. Enter the desired report parameters: start date, end date, Site(s) and System(s)
  5. Click on the Preview button and the application displays the report
  6. Select the Output button in the header and then select the desired output of PDF, Excel or Rich Text Format

Time to Buss Report output  

Event Reporting

With each event created there are two reports that are automatically generated; the Event Operations Summary and Compliance Report.  Blue Pillar has a few customers that never use these reports so we built an option in to have them turned off.  If you would like to have this feature turned off contact Blue Pillar customer support and we can make the configuration change. 

Runtime

OPC UA Client Certificate

Currently it is a manual process to move the OPC UA Client Certificates every time Blue Pillar brings up a Gateway or moves the location of the Gateway.  The Gateway is now setup so that the OPC UA Client Certificate is placed on the Gateway automatically.

  1. When bluepillar OPC UA service starts up it connects to the Gateway web service and pushes it’s local OPC UA client certificate.
  2. After pushing the certificate, it will connect to the gateway and begin receiving data as normal.
  3. In addition to receiving data the user can also push or write data to the OPC UA server on the gateway.

Runtime Webservice GET the Gateway Server Cert

Currently it is a manual retrieval and install for the server certificate.  It has been setup to be an automated process to retrieve the certificate and install it to the trusted root on the server and the Runtime Service and the Gateway is successfully established. 

Trending

Updates to Trending

Blue Pillar is in the process of updating the Trending modal.  Some of the new features have been implemented in this release. 

  1. Trending Criteria – after making tag selections and viewing the trending results in the chart or live data then click on Trending Criteria to return to the list of tags.
  2. Time Period – click on the Time Period list of values to select a time period to Trend. List of values includes:  Yesterday, This Week, Last Week, This Month, Last Month, This Year, Last Year and Custom (to define your own From and To dates).
  3. Refresh – after making tag selections then click on the Refresh icon and the application displays the trending results in the chart.
  4. Download – after making tag selections and viewing the trending results in the chart or live data then click on the Download icon and the application downloads the data to excel.
  5. Options (cog wheel) – select the Options icon to change a chart type, change the data interval or to change the data roll-up.

Trending

 

 

How to change Chart Types: 

  1. Select the cog wheel and the application displays an options list of Chart Type, Data Interval and Roll-up
  2. Select the Chart Type option and the application displays Line, Data Grid, or Live Value options
  3. Select one of the options and the Chart Type selected will be displayed
  4. To return to the Tag Selection select the Trending Criteria hyperlink 

How to change Data Interval: 

  1. Select the cog wheel and the application displays an options list of Chart Type, Data Interval and Roll-up
  2. Select the Data Interval and the application displays the Data Interval options
  3. Select an appropriate Data Interval based on the date time period 

How to change Data Roll-Up: 

  1. Select the cog wheel and the application displays an options list of Chart Type, Data Interval and Roll-up
  2. Select the Roll-Up and the application displays the Roll-Up options
  3. Select a Data Roll-up

Trending

 

How to Trend Period over Period: 

  1. Next to the From and To date period fields click on the plus option and the application displays a second row of From and To date period fields
  2. Select a time period in the first row and the application dynamically displays an appropriate period to compare the trend
  3. If you select custom, then the application allows entry of a From date period in the second row  

Web Services OPC UA

A web service was setup so that Aurora Platform can access data from 3rd parties.  Thus the 3rd party data can be provided from within Aurora Platform and Applications.  Potential data would be energy usage data, utility data or weather data.  In addition, the service has logging and error handling so that application will not terminate or perform unexpectedly.  

Bug Fixes

Work Item

Summary

Description of Bug

6757

Live View Summary Oneline - ATS icon did not return back to the correct state

Fixed the issue of when an Electrical Oneline on the Live Summary when a Transformer was between the Utility Source and the ATS it was not simulating back to normal power when the normal power was restored.

6758

Server Level Alarms (Fuel Level) are not being reported on the Alarm History Report

Fixed the issue of the Server level Alarms (active/inactive acknowledged/unacknowledged) not reporting on the Alarm History report.

6778

Control Log: No Load Test with wrong activity log description

Fixed the issue of the incorrect description for the No Load Test when the test ended.  The incorrect description was “Awaiting stabilization before re-transferring."  A No Load test does not run ATSs.  It has been renamed to "Test ended.  Awaiting Generator cool down."

6784

Misspelling in Alarm Message

Made a correction to a misspelled word in the Historical data logging alarm message.

6802

Insite Live View Not Showing Proper Icon or SCADA Values Initially

Fixed the issue of the entity icons on the Live View Summary that required a click on the canvas before the Live View would display the correct entity statuses.

6804

Insite Live View Summary - Multi Select Equipment Add to the Canvas

Fixed the issue of the multi select equipment add to the Live View Summary Designer so that the equipment names on the icons won't disappear.

6809

Energy - the Event History is not available until a KPI is defined

Fixed the issue of the missing Event History menu option from the Energy tab.

6814

Alarm History Report sort order is incorrect

Fixed the sort order of the Alarm History Report.

7981

Breaker Entity on the Live View Summary is not displaying closed when the status = True

Fixed the issue of the Breaker status icon on the Live View Summary so that it will be displayed closed when the IoState = True and it should be displayed open when the IoState = False regardless if the breaker is connected to equipment or not.

8493

Google Maps Appears to be broken

Fixed the issue of the Google Map not appearing on the multi-site Live View Summary.

8721

 

Fuel Alarms Emailing Too Often but No Alarm in Aurora

 

Fixed the issue of the Fuel Alarm Emails being delivered every 60 seconds for a single instance.

8766

Fuel Tank Alarms are not viewable from the UI

Fixed the issue of the Fuel Tank Alarms not available in the Alarm modal.

8768

Fuel Tank Alarm Emails are not being sent to all Users with the correct permissions

Fixed the issue of the Fuel Tank Alarms not displaying in the Alarm Modal.  The Alarm is now viewable in the Alarms Modal after the Alarm Time Delay is honored for User that has CanAckAlarms permission.  One email notification of the alarm is delivered to all of the configured users when the alarms is active/created.

8904

Using the App in IE does not display all of the Live View Available Equipment

Fixed the issue of the missing equipment in the Available Equipment and General Equipment of the Live View Summary Designer using IE. The fix increased 50% more entities in the list to make the list 3 entities deep across the pallet. 

10157

The Alarm History Report is taking the server time and treating it as UTC

Fixed the Alarm History Report so that it displays the local time.

10501

Event Log Messages for User-Initiated DR Events are Referencing Server Time

Fixed the Log Messages for the User-Initiated Demand Respond Events to reference the local time.

10562

Lack of Date/Time Order of Event Log in Compliance Detail View

Fixed the random order of events in the Compliance Event Details View.

10799

Email Regarding New Password References Avise

Fixed the application name to be Aurora in the Email that is sent for Password Resets.

11074

Event Log Entry Missing for Maintenance Mode

Fixed the missing log entry of Maintenance Mode in the Event Details.

11099

Multi-Site Live View Site Pins are missing

 Fixed the issue of the multi-site Live View Summary missing some of the site pins on the google map.

11109

Analytics Logger Error

Fixed the technical error that was occurring every minute during an event.

11129

Sites with Active Alarms and All Sites Screens Are Not Displaying Alarms

Fixed the issue of the Alarms count not displaying for the All Sites filter on the multi-site Operations Summary.

11142

Events Not Populating on Compliance Calendar

Fixed the issue of some events not showing up right away on the Compliance Event History Calendar.

11150

Software License References 'Avise 2.0'

The End User License Agreement has been removed.

11225

Event Operations Report - Short Events have Generator Errors on Report

Fixed the issue of when an event is less than 40 seconds then the summary grids and graphs on the Operations Report will no longer have an error.

11231

Active Count on Demand Response Screen is Not Correct

Fixed the issue of the equipment active count on the Demand Response screen so it will show the correct # of active equipment.

11232

Unable to trend on discrete data for NRG

Fixed the errors with the analytics logging that was causing real updated values from getting saved to the discrete table in the database.

11269

Site Generator Run Report - Extremely slow

Fixed the process of running a Generator Run Report.

11270

Duplicate Tag Issue

The initial problem with duplicate tag values in the code was fixed that was causing the batch to fail.

11366

Device Offline / Back Online Alarm Spamming

Fixed the issue of logging a ton of records for Device Offline Alarms that were being trigged every second due to a specific configuration.  Due to the enormous about of records logged it caused the Alarm History Report to be unusable.  The database has been cleared up and the report is usable again.

11385

Analog Tag - Second Data - Returns single discrete value with payload

Fixed the issue of a duplicate analog tag value that caused the trending graph to display incorrectly.

11457

Live View Values Not Displaying Correctly

Fixed the issue of the live view values displaying "0" on the Live View Summary.

11591

Syncfusion datetime bug with Chrome (trending)

Fixed the issue of the Trending timestamp showing UTC instead of the local browser time using Chrome.

14564

When deleting an entity, the entity attributes are not getting deactivated

Fixed the issue when deleting an entity that the entity attributes get deactivated.

14565

When deleting an entity, the site and endpoint entity locations are not getting deactivated

Fixed the issue when deleting an entity, the site and endpoint entity location get deactivated.

14566

When deleting an entity, the tag attributes are not being deactivated

Fixed the issue when deleting and entity the tag attributes get deactivated

14817

Clear Alarm email should not have been sent

Fixed the issue when an alarm has a delay configured and the alarm becomes active and inactive during the delay period the application was sending the cleared alarm email in error.

15515

Reporting Memory Leak

The following was fixed:

·         The report definition is only read from disk once and then cached in memory.

·         The event comment save feature has been changed from async to sync.

16111

Gateway Config

Fixed the Gateway Configuration so that the correct equipment interface would get updated in the Entity Attributes.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Aurora Server Requirements

  • Hardware – The server hardware can be provisioned using any of the following options:
    • Hosted as a Virtual Machine in Windows Azure
    • Deployed as Virtual Machine using the customer’s existing virtual infrastructure
    • Using a Blue Pillar provided Intel-based physical server
  • Recommended Operating System Software
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 or minimum Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Other Recommended Software
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 or minimum Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 or minimum SQL Server 2008 SP1
    • Microsoft .Net framework Version 4.5
    • Windows Internet Information Server (IIS) (access to port 80/443 via http/https)
    • SMTP Server access
  • Server Sizing – The physical specifications of the server will depend on the total number of tag counts that will be managed by the server. As a minimum, the following is recommended:
    • 8 Core Machine
    • 16 GB of Memory
    • 1 x 60GB OS Partition, 1 x 375GB Data Partition, 1 x 275GB Log Partition, 1 x 100GB Backup Partition

Aurora Server Administration Requirements

  • Database Backups
    • SQL database backups are taken and stored locally for 24 hours in the event of data corruption and recovery.
    • Additional SQL backups can be conducted in accordance with the customer’s disaster recovery policies.
    • Blue Pillar can provide best practice guidelines for setting up and managing additional backups.
    • Blue Pillar can also provide services to manage the SQL backups on behalf of the customer.
  • Remote Access for Blue Pillar
    • For ongoing support, maintenance, and upgrades, Blue Pillar needs to ability to remote into the server via Remote Desktop Protocol. This is typically accomplished using the customer’s existing VPN connection method.
  • User Access
    • Facilities personnel will access the server via http/https on port(s) 80/443. Firewall traffic to prevent all other traffic may be implemented at the Customer’s discretion provided it doesn’t interfere with Blue Pillar’s Aurora product’s functionality.
  • Browser/Workstations
    • Supported and Tested Browsers
      • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
      • Google Chrome 32 or higher
    • Supported and Tested Operating Systems
      • Microsoft Client Operating Systems
    • Browsers demonstrating considerable compatibility
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Mozilla Firefox
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