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Table 12 includes a list of FunctionalGroups with name and purpose. If Servers expose a FunctionalGroup that corresponds to the described purpose, they should use the recommended BrowseName with the Namespace of this specification.

Table 12 – Recommended FunctionalGroup BrowseNames

BrowseName Purpose
Configuration Parameters   representing the configuration items of the TopologyElement. If the CurrentWrite bit is set in the AccessLevel Attribute they can be modified by Clients.
Tuning Parameters   and Methods to optimize the behavior of the TopologyElement.
Maintenance Parameters   and Methods useful for maintenance operations.
Diagnostics Parameters   and Methods for diagnostics.
Statistics Parameters   and Methods for statistics.
Status Parameters   which describe the general health of the TopologyElement. This can include diagnostic Parameters.
Operational Parameters   and Methods useful for during normal operation, like process data.
Identification The Properties of the VendorNameplate Interface, like Manufacturer, SerialNumber or Properties of the TagNameplate will usually be sufficient as identification. If other Parameters or even Methods are required, all elements needed shall be organised in a FunctionalGroup called Identification. See Annex B.1 for an example.

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