Figure E.4 depicts the configuration elements contained in a ConnectionConfigurationSet and their relation to each other for multiple logical connections among multiple AutomationComponents.


Figure E.4 – Multiple logical connections using multicast

This ConnectionConfigurationSet contains two ConnectionConfigurations, Connection1 and Connection2.

Since outbound traffic from AC_A is using multicast in this scenario, both EndpointA1 and EndpointA2 refer to PubSubCommunicationFlowConfiguration Flow1 with a ToOutboundFlow Reference. Flow1 contains two SubscriberConfigurations, SubB and SubC. This allows, for example, EndpointB and EndpointC to have different settings for the MessageReceiveTimeout. EndpointB and EndpointC refer to their specific Subscriber configuration with ToInboundFlow. If EndpointB and EndpointC do not require different SubscriberConfigurations, both endpoints could also refer to a single instance of SubscriberConfigurationType.

The unicast traffic in the opposite direction can also be modelled in various ways. The example shown in Figure E.4 allows different configuration settings for the unicast traffic with the PubSubCommunicationFlowConfiguration Flow2 and Flow3.

A variant is shown in Figure E.5, which shares the same set of parameters for the unicast Publishers and Subscribers.


Figure E.5 – Multiple logical connections using multicast (variant)