WinCC OA Docker Image with InfluxDB & Grafana …on a Mac…

On a Mac install the Docker Toolbox.

https://www.docker.com/docker-toolbox

And click on the “DOCKER CLI”

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The type:┬ádocker run -d -p 3000:3000 –name oa1 vogler/winccoa:influxdb startup

Afterwards you will see your new container and at the preview you can already see the Grafana dashboard, click on it and it will open in your browser.

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You have now a running WinCC OA system which is logging some datapoints to the InfluxDB. There is a simple simulation script running which will set random values to Drive1.*

To open the GEDI you have to go to the DOCKER CLI again and type:

bash-3.2$ docker exec -ti oa1 /bin/bash

You now have a bash in the WinCC OA Container. Set the DISPLAY variable to your client (mac). You need a X-Windows-Server on your client (and allow clients to open windows with “xhost +”). At the Mac you may use xquartz: http://www.xquartz.org

dba3d5e6193f:/ # export DISPLAY=macbookpro:0

dba3d5e6193f:/ # gedi &

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The NoSQL Logger’s configuration file is: /proj/NoSQL/config/config.logger

There you can set the query part of what you wanna log into the InfluxDB. You can specify the FROM clause of a WinCC OA query, also remote queries are possible (if you connect another OA system to this system (distributed system)).

Then you have to restart the NoSQL Database Logger – it is the WCCOAjava program you see in the console. Right, it is implemented in Java with a native API to WinCC OA.

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Grafana can be used to create dashboards in a fast and easy way…

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