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  • Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition

    Upgrade Preparation Guide Rev. B.0x.0x to Rev. C.0x.0x ChemStation Upgrade Preparation Guide

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    This guide is valid for revision C.01.09 or higher of the OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition.

    ChemStation Upgrade Preparation Guide

  • In This Guide…

    In This Guide…

    This guide provides details for upgrading ChemStation B.0x.0x revisions to OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition C.01.08 or higher, and to configure your analytical system. OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition is referred to as ChemStation throughout this guide

    The documentation should be used as resource prior to a ChemStation Workstation upgrade. For information on migrating your data from a ChemStation B version to OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition (ChemStation C), refer to the guide: Reusing Data from ChemStation B.04.03 SP1 and SP2 in OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition (CDS_CS-data-Migration.pdf on Disk2/Docs).

    1 Introduction to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition This chapter provides an overview about the changes in Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition with respect to A and B versions of Agilent ChemStation and information regarding the content of this guide.

    2 Licensing Strategy This chapter outlines the licensing strategy for the components and features of the Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition.

    3 Prerequisites for the Upgrade to OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition This chapter outlines the requirements for successful operation of the OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition software. Requirements include PC type and performance, operating systems and communications protocols.

    4 Upgrading to Agilent ChemStation Rev. C.0x.xx This chapter describes how to upgrade Agilent ChemStation to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition. This includes the treatment of Add-On Solutions during the upgrade.

    NOTE For information on upgrading from revision C.0x.0x to a higher revision, refer to: Chapter 7 of OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Workstation Installation and Configuration Guide.

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  • Contents

    Contents

    1 Introduction to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition 5 Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview 6 Highlights of new functions introduced with OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition 9

    2 Licensing Strategy 13 Licensing Strategy 14 Licensing Considerations 15

    3 Prerequisites for the Upgrade to OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition 19 Hardware and Software Requirements 20 Communication Components 20

    4 Upgrading to Agilent ChemStation Rev. C.0x.xx 21 Overview of the Upgrade Procedure 22 Preparing for the Upgrade 24 Installing ChemStation 28 Finalizing the Installation 28 Upgrading an Installation with ECM 29 Manual Upgrade from ChemStation Rev. A.xx.xx 35

    4 ChemStation Upgrade Preparation Guide

  • ChemStation Upgrade Preparation Guide

    1 Introduction to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview 6 Highlights of new functions introduced with OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition 9

    This chapter provides an overview about the changes in Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition with respect to A and B versions of Agilent ChemStation and information regarding the content of this guide.

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  • Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview

    Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview

    What's New? Agilent OpenLab is an open architecture that contains a portfolio of laboratory software, which provides a reusable, standardized interfaces.

    OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition provides full instrument control of Agilent's LC, GC, A/D, CE, CE-MS and LC-MSD instrumentation. It offers tools for data acquisition, analysis and interpretation using a multi-technique, multi-vendor instrument control. You start the chromatography software from the OpenLab Control Panel, where you access all functions provided by OpenLab Shared Services.

    For an overview of the new features of each ChemStation Edition revision, starting with C.01.01, refer to the ChemStation Release Notes.

    NOTE For information on upgrading OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition from C.0x.0x to the current version, refer to the respective OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition installation guide.

    6 ChemStation Upgrade Preparation Guide

  • Introduction to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition 1 Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview

    OpenLab CDS ChemStation Architectural Overview

    Figure 1 OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition architecture

    OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition contains the following software and interface modules:

    • OpenLab Control Panel

    The OpenLab Control Panel provides the user interface to access OpenLab Shared Services.

    • OpenLab Shared Services

    These services provide central functions such as user management, license management, and instrument management, which can be used by all OpenLab modules.

    • Instrument control and data acquisition module

    ChemStation edition is downwardly compatible; you can process data acquired with previous versions of ChemStation.

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  • 1 Introduction to Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Agilent OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition Overview

    OpenLab Shared Services You can access OpenLab Shared Services via the OpenLab Control Panel. Shared Services include the following functions that can be used by all OpenLab modules:

    • Instrument Management

    You can manage the basic information about your instruments. Depending on the configuration, this information may be accessed only from a single PC or from multiple workstations in a network.

    • Lab status at a glance

    You can centrally access the basic information about your instruments. The basic information includes the name, location, and status (online or offline) of the instruments.

    • Remote Instrument Control

    With a distributed system configuration, you can configure and control your instruments from any CDS client PC.

    • Activity Logbook Management

    You can centrally access all system activities such as user login, creation/deletion of users, creation/conf