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.