- The tool automatically creates a backup of the CAF before upgrading it. See the Backup Files section if you need to revert to the saved backup file, or for more information.
- The Define Hardware button is disabled if the open CAF requires an upgrade and hardware is undefined.
To upgrade a system:
From the File menu, select Open. A dialog box asking which release mode the CAF should be opened in appears.
Select the CAF that requires the upgrade and click OK. One of two dialog boxes appears, depending on whether the file you selected requires module upgrades:
Note: If the CAF has a field device that is not available in the current release mode, you will be prompted to change the CAF's field device. The CAF is converted to target a different device during upgrade if your device is not supported in the new release mode or you don't have a package for the device in your new release mode.
If the file requires module upgrades, a dialog box appears displaying a list of standard and user-defined modules. Standard modules are included as part of the upgrade process. For more information about these standard modules, see Upgraded Modules.
If the file does not require module upgrades, a smaller dialog box appears prompting you to upgrade the CAF.
Click OK. The tool upgrades the system to the latest version.Notes:
- If you do not want to upgrade the system or you want to upgrade the system at a later time, click No.
- At any time, you can perform this process by selecting System Upgrade from the Tools menu.
- After the upgrade, complete the steps in Next Steps After Upgrading.