Tool to read Hardware Revisions
Is anyone aware of a tool or utility to read the hardware revisions of modules ( modules on module bus as well as modules on profibus ) in a 800xA SV 5.0 SP1 system.
We are ugrading a SV5.0 SP1 system and to check HW compatibility with SV6.0.2 we need to know the HW Versions for all modules on profibus as well as on modulebus. However we cannot remove the modules ( as they are non-redundant) without shutting down the plant.
Is there a tool or a utility in control builder / PPA by which we can query the system to get the HW revs . of all profibus and module bus IO modules ?
Please share any useful information.
A tool that might be able to do that is the AC 800M Fingerprint tool which you can find on the 800xA SV6 installation medium under:
Engineering\Control Builder M\Tools\AC 800M Fingerprint
From the documentation:
"AC 800M Fingerprint automatically collects diagnostic data from all controllers
on the network. The data is collected into tab-separated text files. It can be used in
the existing system to verify load figures, hardware revisions and so on."
I do not know if it runs under SV5.
AFAIK, You cannot read hardware revisions via any software tool, you need to remove the module and inspect it. The hardware PR: revision will be found on a sticker somewhere
That said, review the release notes carefully because hardware revisions typically are not an issue (unless the hardware is very old or there is some PR associated with faulty hardware)
The firmware revision can be checked using Control Builder.... Tools -> Maintenance -> Remote System -> Show Firmware Information.