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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 EDIT / 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 or /nvram/gridlink/dras_client.ini for 2.0 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.



















Change Status to PENDING




Scroll down through the text and change the 3 text lines shown in RED below. Caution do not change any other line as it may cause the GRIDlink not to function properly.

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




1.0 (2.0b coming Q2 ’15) 

# 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_get_url=


# DRAS confirm URL:
# required to send confirmations
# #dras_put_url=

# DRAS client username and password

# assigned by the system administrator

# Time between event polls, in seconds

# timer is reset if a push event is received
# this may be overridden at start time by the –poll-delay parameter




Save File to download configuration

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