Note: To use the Download Applications feature in Trunk Utilities, you must have licensed Field Controller package files. For more information on controller package licensing, refer to the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389).
Note: Multicast transfer is available from SCT 15.0.1. This provides the capability to download firmware code to multiple field controllers at the same time. Multicast transfer only applies to devices that are on the same MS/TP trunk, that are of the same model, and are part of the same Trunk Utilities Download job. It is a unique feature for MS/TP integrations that provide the ability to send firmware to several devices in the same time it takes to send firmware to one device.
- On the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities. The Trunk Utilities wizard appears.
- On the Trunk Utilities Wizard, select Download Applications.
- In the Connection Type section, select the connection type: Supervisor Passthru,
Direct Ethernet, or MAP 4.2+/BACnet Router. Note: Direct Ethernet connections are only compatible with IP devices. If you have multiple Ethernet adapters, you may experience connection issues. Navigate to and verify that the correct adapter is selected. See Select Ethernet Adapter for more information.Note: For best performance with the MAP Gateway, connect the MAP to the FC Bus. Alternatively, you can connect the MAP to the SA Bus of a device. If you apply power to a MAP Gateway before you connect it to the SA Bus, devices on the trunk are not discovered. To initiate an automatic discovery of devices, log on to the MAP Gateway UI. If you are already connected to the MAP Gateway UI, on the Device List page, click Rediscover Devices.Note: Multicast transfers are only supported for Supervisor Passthru connections for firmware 6.2 controllers when you use Metasys 11.0 and earlier, and MAP 4.2+/BACnet Router connections for any field controller firmware.
- Optional: Under Options, if you select Firmware, the latest firmware that is compatible with the controller application is updated to the controller, unless the controller is already using that firmware release, or a later build number from the same release. If you leave Firmware unchecked, the application is transferred if the controller application is already at a compatible release for the controller firmware.
- The When to Activate options control when the transferred application is activated in a controller. If you select After transfer, the application is transferred and immediately activated. If you select Wait for manual activation, the application is transferred but not activated. To activate the application at a later time use the Activate pending files command in .
- The When
activated options modify the runtime logic of an activated application. Select
Enable Logic to enable or Disable Logic to
disable the runtime logic of an activated application. If you want to disable the logic of
an application, you can enable it later by selecting the command Enable
- Use of the Disable Logic option depends on the controller product. Refer to your product documentation for more information. This feature is only available at Tools Release 13.0, and Firmware 8.0 or later. If you select this option for an incompatible controller, the download for that controller fails.
- For information about how to apply the disable and enable logic features, see the Application Options Workflow.
- Click Next.
- On the Select Devices window, select the Integrations for the field device(s) and click Next.
- Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next.
- For Supervisor Passthru connections, to connect directly to a device, clear the Communicate via Site Director check box, select the device from the list, enter your user credentials, then click Test Login. To connect through the Site Director, select the Communicate via Site Director check box, enter you user credentials, then click Test Login.
- For Direct Ethernet connections, enter the UDP port of the device (if selected, verify you are on the same subnet as your IP controllers).
- For MAP 4.2+ / BACnet Router
connections, enter the IP address, the UDP port of the router (47808), and the Network
Number (BACnet Instance) of the MS/TP trunk (1-65,534). If selected, all IP traffic
intended for the router travels through this interface. Note: Do not use 1001 for the MS/TP Network Number. The number 1001 is reserved for Johnson Controls BACnet/IP network connections.
- Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish. You can monitor the progress of the transfer using the Actions in Progress tab of the ActionQ.
Note: To view the status of devices, and to modify and issue commands after a Trunk Utilities download, see CAF Parameters.