Annex A points out some general considerations on how the Address Space Model can be used. Annex A is for information only, that is, each Servervendor can model its data in the appropriate way that fits its needs. However, it gives some hints the Servervendor may consider.

Typically OPC UA Serverswill offer data provided by an underlying system like a device, a configuration database, an OPC COM Server, etc. Therefore the modelling of the data depends on the model of the underlying system as well as the requirements of the Clientsaccessing the OPC UA Server. It is also expected that companion specifications will be developed on top of OPC UA with additional rules on how to model the data. However, the remainder of Annex A will give some general considerations about the different concepts of OPC UA to model data and when they should be used, and when not.

OPC 10000-5:–, Annex A, provides an overview of the design decisions made when modelling the information about the Serverdefined in OPC 10000-5.