Inbedrijfname Miniserver

The following guide will take you through the setup of your Miniserver demonstrating many tips and tricks.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • 8 digital inputs 24VDC
    0 – 7.2V corresponds to logic 0
    7.0 – 8.2V switching threshold or non-defined area
    8 – 24V corresponds to logic 1
    Input resistance: 10kΩ
  • The 24VDC supply on the digital inputs is rated at 100mA, it is not intended for high loads.
  • 4 analogue inputs 0 – 10VDC, 10 bit resolution
    (also usable as a 24VDC digital input)
    Input resistance: 10kΩ
  • 8 digital outputs (relay) 250VAC 5A atcosφ=1 30VDC 5A
    (for large loads, use a coupling relay)
    4 analogue ouputs 0 – 10VDC, 12 bit resolution
    (20mA maximum output current)
  • Compact design for DIN rail mounting
  • Dimensions 156 x 88 x57mm (T9 housing)
  • Easy to use configuration software included
  • Operation software works for PC, browser and mobile devices
  • Onboard microprocessor and memory
  • Loxone OS operating system with built-in webserver
  • LAN port
  • Micro-SD card slot (up to 16 GB)
  • KNX® EIB integration
  • Low power consumption – approximately 120mA at 24V (1.2 – 2.4 Watt)
  • Power supply via 24VDC adapter
  • Stand-alone – no additional servers or hardware required
  • Protection: IP20
  • Operating temperature: 0 to +50°C
  • Maximum relative humidity 95% (non-condensing)

aansluitschema van de loxone miniserver

DIMENSIONS

afmetingen loxone miniserver

INSTALLATION

  • Mount Miniserver on DIN rail
  • Connect 24V DC power supply, but do not switch on until the whole installation is complete
  • Wire up inputs and outputs
  • Connect Miniserver to LAN
  • Connect Miniserver to KNX EIB*
  • Connect Miniserver to extensions via Loxone Link*
  • Terminate the Loxone Link at the last extension with 120Ω resistor*
  • Check that a micro-SD card is inserted
  • Switch on power supply
  • Check that left LED starts to flash green after a few seconds

* Optional steps depending on configuration and requirements

FIRST TIME START-UP OF YOUR LOXONE MINISERVER

This video shows you how to quickly and easily setup the Loxone Miniserver and an Extension. We take you through the whole wiring process from boxed to powered up!

CONNECT TO THE MINISERVER: ROUTER

When connecting for the first time, connect the network adaptor to the network then connect the power supply. The Miniserver will then boot from the inserted MicroSD card which stores all the firmware and user data. The Miniserver will now get an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP server). It is important that your Miniserver is connected to the same network as your computer so you can use the Miniserver Search in Loxone Config.

MINISERVER SEARCH IN LOXONE CONFIG

Open Loxone Config and in the tab Miniserver you can find the Search button. Click on this and the whole network is searched to find the Miniserver.

The Miniserver will be listed in the Search results window with the name, IP address, serial number and firmware version.

Highlight the Miniserver in the Search results and enter the username and password (the default is ‘admin’ for both). Finally click on Connect.

miniserver zoeken

If you run your Miniserver the first time you can also do the Initial Setup. There you can set major setting just like Network Config and project address.

setup van de loxone miniserver go

Afterwards you can see in the status bar that you are connected.

miniserver go verbonden

CONNECTING NOT POSSIBLE?

Network connections are often blocked by firewalls or anti-virus programs. If you have connection problems check that Loxone Config has been allowed through the firewall and the anti-virus program. If you are still have difficulties try disabling the anti-virus program completely.

CONNECT TO THE MINISERVER: DIRECT

If there is no router available at the installation or you want to quickly program the Miniserver in an installation that is not using the apps then you can connect directly to the Miniserver with your PC or laptop. The network card needs to support crossover, or you need to use a crossover cable or switch.

Setting a manual IP address:
If there’s no DHCP server or router to assign an IP address to the Miniserver, you must set one manually. By default, this should be in the range 192.168.1.x.

STEP 1: ADAPTERS

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

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STEP 2: ADAPTER PROPERTIES

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

stap 2 properties

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.

stap 3 ipv4

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 Miniserver wouldn’t be using. By default with no router the Miniserver IP address is 192.168.1.77 so set your laptop IP address to a different 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.

ipv4 properties

CHANGING THE IP ADDRESS OF YOUR MINISERVER

If you want to set another IP address for your Miniserver, you can do this in our configuration software. In Loxone Config, click “Configure Miniserver” under the Maintenance tab.

Assigning a new IP address using the ‘Configure Miniserver’ option in Loxone Config will work even if the Miniserver is in a different subnet or you cannot connect to the Miniserver via Loxone Config.

ip adres van miniserver veranderen

LOXONE CONFIG CONFIGURE MINISERVER

First, enter the MAC address (serial number) of your Miniserver. To manually set an IP address, remove the tick by “Set address automatically”. Enter the desired IP address, subnet, default gateway, DNS servers and click Send. Your Miniserver is now assigned to the new IP address.

The Miniserver will reboot as soon as the ‘Configure Miniserver’ window ‘Send’ option has been clicked. A successful transfer of the command will cause the status LEDs on the Miniserver to go orange briefly. If this doesn’t happen the Miniserver hasn’t rebooted and the command hasn’t been sent. This could happen by a virus scanner or firewall blocking the command or the connection from the laptop to the Miniserver (with router or not) being poor.

The information already in the ‘Configure Miniserver’ window are only defaults and need to be set according to your network settings.

loxone config miniserver

TIPS FOR NETWORK CONFIGURATION

If networking is new to you have a look here for some useful tips that will assist when setting up your Miniserver.

FINDING YOUR COMPUTERS LOCAL IP ADDRESS

To run the command prompt in Windows:

  • In Windows 7 click on Start, then Run and type “cmd”.
  • In Windows 7 in Start screen just start typing “cmd”, right click and run as administrator.

Now type “ipconfig” into the command prompt and hit enter.

ip adres vinden

This command will return a list of all the network connections on your computer. If you are connected via WiFi to your network look for “Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi”, or if you are connected to your network with an Ethernet cable then look for “Ethernet adapter Ethernet”.

Your IP address is listed next to IPv4 Address. In this case the IP address is 10.44.44.21.

eigen ip adres zoeken

CONFIRMING THE MINISERVER IS REACHABLE OVER THE NETWORK

If you can see the Miniserver listed in the search of Loxone Config but cannot connect to it, confirm that it is available at the IP address it has. To do this open the command prompt as before and type “ping <MiniserverIP>”. For example “ping 10.44.44.100”.

miniserver via netwerk
This command pings the destination IP (Miniserver in this case) to see whether the IP address is reachable and will return a reply to say whether the Miniserver responded or not. The ping command sends 4 echo requests by default. In the example below all 4 pings were received so the IP address is reachable.

Network connections are often blocked by firewalls or anti-virus programs. If you have connection problems check that Loxone Config has been allowed through the firewall and the anti-virus program. If you are still have difficulties try disabling the anti-virus program completely.