Transferring CAFs to Multiple Controllers - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 13.1

Controller Tool Help

Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Controller Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011147
Version
13.1
Revision date
2019-12-04
Language
English
Important: Do not use non-configurable (read-only) attributes in an attribute template when transferring multiple CAFs. Doing so may cause the application transfer to device to fail.
Important: We strongly advise against using an NxE Passthru connection to transfer multiple CAFs to controllers due to potential communication loss during the process.
Note: Review the guidelines found in Getting Started with Trunk Utilities before proceeding with the following steps.
  1. Make sureno CAF is open in the tool.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities > Transfer CAFs to Multiple Controllers. The Trunk Utilities - Transfer CAFs to Multiple Controllers wizard appears with the Connection screen active.

  3. Select the desired connection type and parameters and click Next. The Transfer Template screen appears.

  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Discover to begin the discovery process and locate devices. When devices are located, they appear in the main section of the Transfer to Device screen.
      Note: To stop the Discover process, click Stop.
    • Click Browse to select a transfer template file, if desired. The Open dialog box appears. Browse to and select the transfer template, and click Open.

  5. Select or clear the check boxes next to the devices you want to transfer to.
    Note:

    You are required to upgrade Point Expansion Modules on the SA Bus to the latest release before you can upgrade the field controller.

    To auto assign the device address of every device in the Instance Number column, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Auto Assign.

    To assign instance number values to devices based on the device number, trunk number, and device address, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Assign Calculated Instance.

  6. If you imported a device from a transfer template, select the device and click Get Device Info. The Get Device Info button only works for devices that were imported from a transfer template. This is because the transfer template does not store the device model or Boot and Main Code versions.
  7. Perform the following tasks:
    • Click Browse to open an existing transfer template file, if desired. The Open dialog box appears. Browse to and select the transfer template, and click Open.
      Note: To choose an application or attribute template file different than the template, do so after selecting the transfer template.
    • To save a template, click Save. Navigate to the correct directory, enter the desired file name, and click Save.

    • To change the device name, click in the field that contains the existing device name and enter a new name.

    • To manually change the Device Address or Instance Number for discovered devices only, edit the field value.
    • Click the Browse button in the Application column for a device. The Open dialog box appears. Browse to and select a CAF to transfer to the device, and click Open.

    • Click the Browse button in the Attribute Template column for a device. The Open dialog box appears. Browse to and select an attribute template to transfer to the device, and click Open.

  8. Select or clear the Force Main Transfer and Force Boot Transfer check boxes depending on whether you want to force a Main Code or Boot Code transfer to the device.

    Note: In some scenarios, you must select a Boot Code transfer to device or the transfer does not progress. This forced transfer to the device ensures proper operation of the application.
  9. Click Save to retain any changes you made to the transfer template. The Save dialog box appears.

  10. Click Save.

  11. Click Finish. The Boot Code, Main Code, and Application (including the CAF and attribute templates) transfers to the devices.

  12. Check the progress of the transfers as follows:

    • View the text in the Status column.

    • Click View Status. The Status dialog box appears showing current status of the operation. Click Refresh periodically to update the status. Click Copy To Clipboard to copy and paste the text to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

    • Click View Log. The Log dialog box appears showing the detailed operation log file. Click Refresh periodically to update the log. Click Copy To Clipboard to copy and paste the text to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

    • Click Clear Log if needed. This action clears the contents of the log file.

  13. When the transfer is complete, click Done.

Note: If you experience a transfer to device failure, see Recovering a Trunk from a Multiple Upgrade or Transfer to Device Failure.