Category Archives: WinCC Unified

Hot view remote traces with RTILtraceViewer from a SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panel…

First you have to enable the Trace forwareder on the panel

Then you have to start a tool on the host where you have installed TIA with Unified (change IP to your Panel IP):

"c:\Program Files\Siemens\Automation\WinCCUnified\bin\RTILtraceTool.exe" -mode receiver -host 192.168.210.128 -tcp

Then you can start the trace viewer on the PC:

"C:\Program Files\Siemens\Automation\WinCCUnified\bin\RTILtraceViewer.exe"

IIS Reverse Proxy Configuration

If you need to add a reverse proxy to your Internet Information Server (IIS) you can just add a rule to your site configuration file. In the following example we add a reverse proxy (url rewrite) for a GraphQL Server to our WinCC Unified WebRH. Afterwards restart the site with the IIS services manager.

IIS Configuration File: 
"C:\Program Files\Siemens\Automation\WinCCUnified\SimaticUA\web.config"

<configuration>
  <system.webServer>
    <rewrite>
      <outboundRules>
        <rule name="Remove Server header">
          <match serverVariable="RESPONSE_Server" pattern=".+" />
          <action type="Rewrite" value="" />
        </rule>
      </outboundRules>
            <rules>
                <rule name="Reverse Proxy to GraphQL" stopProcessing="true">
                  <match url="^graphql" />
                  <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:4000/graphql" />
                </rule>      
               
                <rule name="UMC SSO Static">
                    <match url="(.*)" />
                    <conditions>
                        <add input="{URL}" pattern="(.*)\/umc-sso(.*)" />
                    </conditions>
                    <serverVariables>
                        <set name="HTTP_COOKIE" value="{HTTP_COOKIE};ReverseProxyHost={HTTP_HOST};ReverseProxyPort={SERVER_PORT}" />
                    </serverVariables>
                    <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:8443/umc-sso{C:2}" />
                </rule>  
            </rules>
    </rewrite>
...

More examples for rewrite rules

<rewrite>
    <rules>
        <rule name="Reverse Proxy to webmail" stopProcessing="true">
            <match url="^webmail/(.*)" />
            <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:8081/{R:1}" />
        </rule>
        <rule name="Reverse Proxy to payroll" stopProcessing="true">
            <match url="^payroll/(.*)" />
            <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:8082/{R:1}" />
        </rule>
    </rules>
</rewrite>

Restart site with “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager”