Download with different firmware, is possible?
Hi to All,
After install 5.1 FP4 D, Is possible download with different firmware in controllers AC800M? , or, Is necessary firmware upgrade for download?
If you are upgrading from an earlier Version 5 release, then you do not need to upgrade the controller firmware. So yes, it is still possible to download to the controller.
However, upgrades from earlier versions of 800xA may require a firmware upgrade.
Check the release notes and installation guide for exact details of when you need to upgrade controller firmware.
Here it has two phases of questions:
1.Fresh Project with Fresh System setup with controllers:
Here you have to upgrade the firmware to the latest version which has came with FP4 since FP4evD has no firmware correction since factory controllers are came with deafult firmware hence for the controllers get the effect of the latest firmware you have to upgrade to the latest one this you can do it either by remotesystem-systemfirwareinfo here you select the modules needs fimware to be upgraded & press upgrade firmware button but ensure no apllications should be running in the controller else firmware upgrade will fail OR you can do online upgrade of firmware through 9 steps.
2.Upgrade Phase of project:
If you are upgrading poject & system from xA5.0 or later it 's not required to upgrade the firmware since older version of controller firmware can still communicate with the newe versions of CBM & OPC server but inorder for controllers to get the effect of the latest firmaware please upgrade the firmware to the latest version this you can do it either through online firmware upgrade 9step wizard here you have to ensure all your controllers & CEX modules should be redundant OR you wait for the time since you get a controller shutdown then you can upgrade through remotesystem-systemfirmwareinfo & select the modules you want to upgrade & press the upgrade firmware button
(Note:If you were system is upgraded from earlier versions than xA5.0 then it needs controller shutdown to upgrade the firmware you can't do it online).
Please read the folllowing field alerts/release notes if you are using xA5.1 FP4 RevD with AC800M Controllers & implement the same if applicable.
1.Release notes for control software for AC800M 5.1.1-2(refer the page no11)
Read this for how to install.
2.AC 800M Control Software 5.1.1-2 Library Update 1 Release Notes Please refer the release notes for pre-requisites & for installation.
For your specific question: After install 5.1 FP4 D, Is possible download with different firmware in controllers AC800M?
Yes, Since its latest system version & after this system can still run if you load the defferent versions of firmware in the controllers of the same network but ensure firmware should be belongs to xa5.0 or later only it supports.
Refer the co-existence plan
Hope it clarifies your question.