EcoStruxure IT Gateway is designed to be part of a secure network architecture. It is recommended to have critical IT power and cooling devices on a private network segregated from the corporate network.
In this scenario, the server the Ecostruxure IT Gateway is installed on should have two network adapters, one connected to the private network, and the other connected to the corporate network. This allows the Gateway to access both the devices on the private network and EcoStruxure IT Expert or Asset Advisor in the cloud. It also allows a client computer on the corporate network to access the IT Gateway's user interface do tasks like device discoveries. See how to configure multiple network adapters
It is important to have critical equipment on a private network as an additional layer of security. Some devices on the private network might use insecure protocols like Modbus TCP that do not support encryption or authentication.
The Gateway acts as a proxy between the two networks, which allows a client connected to the corporate network to securely open the user interface of a device on the private network.
To connect to a device from the Gateway user interface, go to Devices, and click a specific device; click Details, and then the IP address of the device.