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The table below provides an overview of the SmartServer IoT file types.


File TypeFile ExtensionDevice TypeNotes and References

Device Interface (XIF) Definitions

LON device interface (XIF) definition

.xif

LON 

  • Provided by the device manufacturer, or created by the LON Compiler (NodeBuilder) or by nodeutil

  • Valid extensions: .xif

See (Optional) Creating a LON Device Interface (XIF) Definition

BACnet device interface (XIF) definition

.bac

BACnet IP devices and
BACnet MS/TP devices

  • Prepared by a network integrator

  • BACnet must first be enabled using the BACnet Configuration page before importing files

  • CSV format

  • Valid extensions: .bac (cannot use .bac.csv)

See (Optional) Creating a BACnet Device Interface (XIF) Definition

Modbus device interface (XIF) definition 

.mod

Modbus

  • Prepared by a network integrator

  • CSV format

  • Valid extensions: .mod (cannot use .mod.csv)

See (Optional) Creating a Modbus Device Interface (XIF) Definition

Neuron firmware or application image file for a LON device that supports downloadable firmware

.apb

LON

  • Supplied by LON device manufacturers, or automatically produced by your development tools if you are developing LON devices

  • Valid extensions: .apb

See (Optional) Collecting Device Interface Definitions

BACnet Server

BACnet type mapping definition

.btm

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

  • Allows BACnet tools to see non-BACnet devices (e.g., LON, Modbus)

    • Provides a BACnet interface to any field devices available on your SmartServer, independent of the protocols used to communicate with the devices

    • Provides a customized BACnet interface to BACnet devices provisioned on the SmartServer

  • Prepared by a network integrator

  • BACnet must first be enabled using the BACnet Configuration page before importing files

  • CSV format

  • Valid extensions: .btm (cannot use .btm.csv)

See (Optional) Setting up BACnet

CMS Configuration 

Datapoint logging and alarming definition

.dla

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

See Defining Datapoint Properties

Device type definition 

.dtd

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

  • Lists the device type names, program identifier (ID), application image names, and graphics assets to be used as icons for specified device types

  • Created using the CMS Device Types widget

  • CSV format

  • Valid extensions: .dtd

See Defining Device Types

Connection definitions

.con

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

  • Define connection templates that specify how datapoint outputs are connected to datapoint inputs

  • CSV format

  • Valid extensions: .con, .csv, .con.csv

See Defining Datapoint Connections

Graphics file

.jpg

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

  • Customizes the image displayed for a device type

  • Valid extensions: .jpg.png
    (.jpg extensions are interpreted as jpeg files)

See (Optional) Collecting Device Interface Definitions

Sequencing flows.jsonIOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet
  • Define a "sequence of operations" (i.e., flows) and dashboards to automate everyday tasks

  • Create instrument panels and dashboards for visualization

  • Valid extensions: .json

See Creating Sequence of Operations and SmartServer IoT Node-RED Tutorial

Device Archive 

Device type package

.dtp

IOX, LON, Modbus, BACnet

  • Provides a single-file package that contains multiple files for defining device types and datapoint properties in a single step using the CMS Devices widget.

  • Created using the Export feature on the Device Types widget

  • ZIP format

  • Valid extensions: .dtp,  .gdtp, .zip.gzip, .dtp.zip

See Defining Device Types

SmartServer IoT Software

SmartServer software update/reimage

.zip

N/A

See Updating with the SmartServer Console and Updating with the SmartServer Configuration Page

SmartServer software update

.glpo

N/A

  • SmartServer software file used for system updates performed through the SmartServer CMS

  • Points to the .glpi file, which controls update process

  • Files may be downloaded from the Software Downloader links provided in the SmartServer IoT Release Notes section

  • Valid extensions: .glpo

See Updating using the SmartServer CMS

SmartServer software update


.glpi


N/A

  • SmartServer software file used for system updates performed using the SmartServer CMS

  • Controls the update process

  • Valid extensions: .glpi

See Updating using the SmartServer CMS

SmartServer system backups

.tgz

N/A

  • File creation date is included in the name in the following format: SmartServer-System-Backup-yyyy-mm-dd-hhmmss.tgz

  • Valid extensions: .tgz

See Backing Up, Restoring, and Cloning the SmartServer

SmartServer database backups

.zip

N/A

  • File creation date is included in the name in the following format: SmartServer-DB-Backup-yyyy-mm-dd-hhmmss.zip

  • Valid extensions: .zip

See Backing Up, Restoring, and Cloning the SmartServer

Software executable

.exe

N/A

  • Contains a software program

  • Valid extensions: .exe

Note: File extensions are not case sensitive.



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