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Open VPN
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netPI I/O
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Creating a container
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SD card on NIOT-E-NPI3-51...
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MQTT test
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Ethercat master mapping
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  netPI for Cloud -based Maintenance Management Solution
Posted by: SAhire@hilscher.local - March-30th-2020, 04:56 AM - Forum: Projects - Replies (1)


MaintWiz is a global provider of Cloud-based Maintenance Management Solutions (CMMS). 

For one of our clients, the requirement is
Data acquisition required from Energy meters, Temperature, Humidity sensors and sent to the cloud.
These devices have ethernet ports.There are around 80 devices in different cities
Does Netpi suite this application?  How many input devices I can connect to one device?


  netPI I/O
Posted by: ameurdx - March-12th-2020, 08:51 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)


i have a question regarding the  NIOT-E-NPI3-51-EN-RE.
Is it possible to switch the I/O on/off via MQTT?
And are there other ways to switch the I/O on/off.

The logic: a component(sensor/raspberry) sends a MQTT command, a certain I/O port is switched off/on.

"i have the expansion module"


  PHP-Apache Image
Posted by: hsammer - March-11th-2020, 04:39 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (3)

I tried several times to pull the image "php:7.4-apache" from Dockerhub.
Everything seems to work fine; the green box appears and states "success", but the image is not listed in the image history  and not available for containers.
Doing the same on my development raspberry -> everything is working as expected.
The difference: On the development raspberry portainer 1.22.1 is running, on netPi 1.20.1.
Pulling this image from my own registry works.

I appreciate any ideas.

Exclamation Creating a container
Posted by: Linnerz - March-5th-2020, 01:36 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (6)

I have been trying to create a container for the last hour but I keep getting the same error. 
Can anyone assist me or tell me what I might have done wrong.

I tried to pull the Image in general but could not work either.

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  Open VPN
Posted by: DSongra - March-4th-2020, 12:39 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (25)


I am working on a VPN in NetPi, I looked different topics and proceed as below link.


as creating a container 

docker create \
 --name=openvpn-as \
 --cap-add=NET_ADMIN \
 -e PUID=1000 \
 -e PGID=1000 \
 -e TZ=Europe/London \
 -e INTERFACE=eth0 `#optional` \
 -p 943:943 \
 -p 9443:9443 \
 -p 1194:1194/udp \
 -v path to data:/config \
 --restart unless-stopped \
after this, I get an error as attached screenshot, please guide me, how to solve.

Thanks in advance.



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Wink SD card on NIOT-E-NPI3-51-EN-RE
Posted by: Lingyue - March-4th-2020, 06:34 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (3)

Dear Armin,

Our customer said he want to install software with the DIC Installer tool, but failed. He found out that the SD card on netPI was broken, so he mirrored the SD card and then copy it to a new SD card. Now netPI is ok, but can not access to Docker. Accessing Docker, the display interface has uploaded attachment. Please help me analyze what is the reason. 

Best regards 


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  Ethercat master mapping
Posted by: SteP - March-2nd-2020, 10:54 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

we are developing an ethercat master based on the ComX 100 on our CN.

The dpram of the ComX 100 is seen by the HOST directly on the bus with direct parallel access, with normal reading/writing in memory.

Once sent the configuration of an ethercat network to the ComX by downloading the ENI file, the ethercat master firmware on the ComX creates the map on the input and output areas of the objects of the various nodes on the network.

Is it possible to query the ComX firmware by the HOST, through some command on the dpram, to know this mapping?

The only way we found at the moment is to export with the SYCON app the CSV file of the configuration, process its content and send it to HOST.
Other solutions?


  how to pick up PROFINET data and store them to OPC UA server on Node-RED/netPI.
Posted by: tad - February-28th-2020, 06:46 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (7)

Hello everyone,

I am now trying to access the netPI from a windows PC via OPC UA.
Because my OPC UA client on the windows PC wants to access PROFINET data via OPC UA.
That means the netPI is used as an edge computing.
But, I don't know what kinds of Node-RED nodes I should use and how to configure nodes at all.

Current hardware components:
Siemens S7-1500 PLC  <==PROFINET==>  netPI  <==OPC UA==> Windows PC (uaExpert)
(netPI: NIOT-E-NPI3-51-EN-RE)

Current situation:
- The following dockers have been already deployed.
  hilschernetpi / netpi-opcua-server 
  hilschernetpi / netpi-nodered
- opcua nodes such as 'opcua server', 'opcua event' etc. are also shown on the left side on Node-RED.
- PROFINET data is exchanged btw S7-1500 and netPI properly.
- An XML file (OPC UA nodeset) was compiled and loaded into netPI properly.

Actually, I would like to know how to pick up PROFINET data and store them to OPC UA server on Node-RED/netPI.

Thank you very much for your kind advice.
Best regards,

  MQTT test
Posted by: DSongra - February-27th-2020, 07:46 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (7)


I am trying to communicate netPi with the MQTT fx, but it is not communicating. MQTT flow attached, same MQTT flow working fine with Hilscher NetConnect Gateway. 

Could you please help me to solve this issue.


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.txt   MQTT node red flow.txt (Size: 1.08 KB / Downloads: 1)

  Getting data from AllenBradley PLC
Posted by: MarcoMedina - February-26th-2020, 07:33 AM - Forum: Projects - Replies (3)

Well,  my situation is this:

Im working with some PLC's but the most are Allen Bradley, so I was wondering if with the netPI , I will be able to be logging data from the PLC's and sending them to a private DB (SQL SERVER)

I was thinking to run a OPC Server/client, I dont know which one is the correct to be loggin the PLC Data

Im willing to hear another options, thanks team.

If this is possible, I will be getting more that 10 nepPi devices to implement it on my area.