The information in this section relates to the hardware WebHMI & Virtual box version. The cloud running version is connected automatically during creation phase.
The “connection” means getting API key from Level2 system, which then WebHMI uses for data sending to the cloud. Other part of the connection is the WebHMI VPN client connection to the Level2 VPN server which facilitates remote accessing to the WebHMI using HTTP proxy service.
Depending on the fw version, there are 2 ways how to setup the connection:
You can connect WebHMI to Level2 following Setup / Level2 link from side bar menu:
Then you have several options how to proceed:
As of 3.6 fw version, Level2 setup link resides in the popup setup menu
You may follow the above mentioned Register now link or use this URL - level2.webhmi.com.ua.
With this method you can add WebHMI node into Level2 system right from Setup / Level2 menu. Pressing Sign-in button will lead to this step where you can create a new node or choose an existing one:
After successful creation, this page is displayed which indicates, that the node with title “webhmi” was added to Level2 account “myLevel2account@gmail.com”. You can remove node from here by clicking “Disconnect” or setup some basic Level2 services:
After WebHMI and its node settings in Level2 were tied together, you can enable basic Level2 services right from the WebHMI.
There is a simple way to setup VPN connection for WebHMI to Level2 right from this page - turn the switch button on and press Save.
Then a new L2TP connection will be created on the WebHMI with settings that match Level2 network setting for this node.
The VPN account settings were automatically created in Level2 node settings and applied to VPN network interface in WebHMI:
If VPN option is turned on, HTTP proxy service also can be turned on:
Another powerful feauture based on Level2 VPN is a Virtual IP. With this feature you can remotely access other devices in WebHMI local network using Virtual IPs set in these settings:
First, create a node in the Level2 node list:
In the Information tab of the nodes properties, copy the following:
Then in the WebHMI project setup enter the API key from the node's properties and set respective checkbox.
For the VPN setup please refer to this page.
The Level2 node setup is given in more details in the following section.