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VTN Connection 1.0

by | Oct 19, 2016 | OADR Procedures-Group, VTN Connection |

With Administrator privileges the user can make the connection to the Demand Response Server (VTN Virtual Top Node) by modifying a text file.



In the device screen select  Device / Files

This screen will open with both binary and text files


Typically there will be existing files that can be edited.

Select edit for the Text file named /nvram/sxcd/dras_client.ini for 1.0 compliant devices 


If the text file does not exist, enter the load path directory with the text file name as shown below for the correct Open ADR version.

For 1.0 the Load path should be  /nvram/sxcd/dras_client.ini

Change Status to PENDING

Scroll down through the text and change the 4 text lines shown in RED below. Caution do not change any other line as it may cause the GRIDlink not to function properly.



#Open ADR 1.0 dras_client.ini

# DRAS Client Settings File
# Parameter values must not contain spaces!
# You can use ‘%20’ (without the quotes) instead of a space!
# Commented lines start with a #
# default values, if any, are provided as commented-out lines

# DRAS Server URL:
# required to poll for demand-response data
# dras client will not run without this

# DRAS confirm URL:

# required to send confirmations

# DRAS client username and password

# assigned by the system administrator

# root_node is ignored


Save File to download configuration

Status will change from Pending to Success when GRIDlink changes the configuration and confirms