An aggregating Server may also collect all of the AliasNames defined in underlying Servers and just build a composite list of these AliasNames. Since all of the AliasNames are required to exist under the mandatory Aliases Object, it is simple for a Server to browse the AddressSpace and build a list. The aggregating Server would be required to merge all AliasNames listed under the well-known Objects. Some information models might define their own well known AliasNameCategoryType Objects, which would then also need to be merged. An aggregating Server may easily have the same AliasNames with multiple NodeIds. For example, if a temperature sensor were to be connected to two Servers for redundancy, the same AliasName TI101 might exist in both Servers. The aggregating Server would simple report two ExpandedNodeIds to any Client that requested TI101.


Figure A-6 - Aggregating Server example 2

In the above example, if the Temperatures AliasNameCategoryType instance were defined locally in the Server and not defined in a standard namespace then two instances of the Temperatures AliasNameCategoryType will exist in the aggregating Server with different namespaces.