Settings in the "Update firmware" dialog box
Location of the
Activation of "new"
Firmware update in a redundant system
After the firmware update of the active IM, the "RESET" automatically triggers the switchover
of the two IMs.
You can now update the second IM in the redundant system. Each IM must be updated
Updating the identifier
After the firmware update of the IM has been successfully completed, update the identifier of
the firmware version. You can find information on this in the section "Hardware Updates
Updating a CP xxx
Updating a communication processor (CP)
In PCS 7, communication modules (CPs) are used to connect a SIMATIC station to bus
systems. By updating the firmware, you can enhance the CP properties without replacing the
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02
In the "Firmware File" group, specify the folder where you placed the file for
the firmware update. If you want to search, you can use "Browse" to open
Use the "Activate firmware after download" check box to specify when the
"new" firmware is to be activated as follows:
● Select the "Update firmware after download" check box if the IM is to
perform an automatic RESET after the new firmware was successfully
loaded. The new firmware is active following the restart.
● Clear the "Update firmware after download" check box to prevent the IM
from performing a RESET reset the new firmware was loaded. The "new"
firmware becomes active only after the power supply has been switched
3.3 Hardware update