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NetBotz Rack Monitor 250 firmware update

The NetBotz Rack Monitor 250 requires a firmware update before first use.

1.  Download the most recent version of the NetBotz Rack Monitor 250 firmware executable.

If you have a Windows computer, you can use the firmware executable to upgrade the firmware.

If you have any other type of computer, you must use FTP, SCP, or XMODEM to manually upload each firmware update file to the Rack Monitor 250. You must upload these .bin files one at a time in this order:
1. Boot Monitor (bootmon), equivalent to the BIOS
2. APC Operating System (AOS), the Rack Monitor 250 operating system
3. Application Module, the NetBotz Rack Monitor 250 specific file

For more information about using FTP, SCP, or XMODEM to manually updating the Rack Monitor 250 firmware files, see the User’s Guide.

Note: Rack access devices are temporarily removed from the user interface during the firmware update.


2. When the update has completed, log in to the Rack Monitor 250 and go to Configuration > Device > NetBotz. Once the status of all connected devices has changed from FW Upgrade to Normal (or Warning or Critical if there is an active alarm), and the rack access devices are displayed as expected, the Rack Monitor 250 is ready for use.

Do not reboot the appliance while the firmware update is in progress.

NetBotz Wireless Temperature Sensor firmware update

The NetBotz Wireless Temperature Sensor requires a firmware update before first use.

Download the NetBotz Wireless Firmware Update Utility executable.

You must update the wireless sensors on one Rack Monitor 250 at a time, using the Coordinator and sensor(s) from its wireless network.

1. Download and install the NetBotz Wireless Firmware Update Utility.

Note: The utility is available for Windows only.

2. Remove the plastic cover over the Wireless port. Remove the Coordinator and connect it to a USB port on the computer where you installed the utility.
3. Record the MAC address of the Wireless Temperature Sensor that came with the Rack Monitor 250. Turn the Wireless Temperature Sensor on.
4. Launch the utility from the Windows Start menu.

Note: If you are unable to launch the utility, you may need to install a serial-to-USB virtual COM port driver on your computer. The required FTDI driver is available in the drivers folder of the utility.

5. Enter the MAC address of the sensor in the commission list field. If you have more than one wireless sensor, make sure they are all turned on, and add their MAC addresses also.
6. Click OK to start the utility.
7. Browse to the wireless firmware .zip file installed with the utility.
8. Press Apply to update the wireless sensor firmware.
9. When the firmware update is complete, reconnect the Coordinator to the Rack Monitor 250 Wireless port and replace the plastic cover. DO NOT connect the Coordinator to any other USB port on the appliance.

For more information about updating the wireless sensor firmware, see the documentation included with the utility.

NOTICE: The NetBotz Wireless Firmware Update Utility can also be used to update the wireless sensors on a NetBotz v4.5.x appliance.

 

 

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