This subclause defines remote management for UAFX Stations for networking features, including those defined in Clause 6, as well as the services and capabilities defined in Clause 7. For interoperable remote management, UAFX uses the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) as a remote management protocol (see 7.2.2).
Figure 12 shows an example network consisting of two UAFX Stations and one IA-station. The Network Provisioning Entity uses NETCONF as the common remote management protocol for network configuration during commissioning (see OPC 10000-80, Figure 6) as required for the site. This configuration may contain, amongst others, VLAN configuration, IP subnet configuration, time synchronization configuration, and QoS configuration. In addition, remote management enables network monitoring and communication fault diagnostics.
NOTE 1 This specification does not make use of SSH as a secure transport for NETCONF.
NOTE 2 A future release of this specification will define NETCONF capabilities (for both client and server) and YANG modules to be supported by a UAFX Station.
A single management entity controls all components of a UAFX Station. Figure 13 shows a UAFX Station comprised of two End Station Components and one Bridge Component, all controlled by a single management entity.
NETCONF messages are recommended to be transmitted using priority information defined for Remote Management in Table 1.