How do I control the activation of network engines as part of a download? - Metasys - LIT-12013035 - Software Application - SCT Pro - 15.0

SCT Pro Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
SCT Pro
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12013035
Version
15.0
Revision date
2022-05-20
Language
English

About this task

Use background file transfer (BFT) functionality when you perform a download to Release 10.1 or later network engines. When you use BFT, a network engine can remain online and active throughout the download process. Updates that you include in a download are not applied until after you activate the downloaded files. You can choose to activate the downloaded files automatically after the download completes, or to activate them manually.

After you activate the downloaded files, you can control whether to enable or disable the logic on an SNC.

Note: Some firewall software blocks port 443 on public networks. Unblock port 443 in order to use BFT.

To control the activation of network engines, complete the following steps:

Procedure

  1. Start the process to perform a download and proceed to the Transfer Summary page. For more information, see How do I transfer logic files from SCT Pro to a field controller (download)?
  2. In the Information pane, click Change.
  3. In the Activation pane, choose one of the following options:
    • To automatically activate the downloaded files after the download completes, click After Transfer. The network engine restarts and applies the downloaded files.
    • To download files but not activate them, click Wait for manual activation. To manually activate files after the download completes, use the SMP to issue an Apply staged files command.
  4. Optional: If the selection of devices that you perform a download to includes an SNC, choose one of the following options in the Activation section:
    • To enable the SNC logic after the download activates, click Enable Logic.
    • To disable the SNC logic after the download activates, click Disable Logic.
  5. Make any additional changes that you require, and then click Apply to return to the summary page.
  6. Depending on your choices, click Transfer Now or Schedule Transfer.