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How do I update my Smart-UPS firmware using the web interface of my Network Management Card?

Issue:

Because the Firmware Upgrade Wizard is the most universal and preferred method of updating, we recommend using the APC Firmware Upgrade Wizard whenever possible. The APC Firmware Upgrade Wizard guides you through the update process and provides a consistent update experience. The Firmware Upgrade Wizard is available in FA279197. Not all models are supported by the Firmware upgrade Wizard. Instructions are being provided here for users that are unable use the Firmware Upgrade Wizard or prefer to update their Smart-UPS Firmware using the web interface of an APC Network Management Card (NMC). For those who wish to update their Smart-UPS Firmware using the NMC's command line interface (CLI), see FAQ000242942 .


Product Line:

Smart-UPS models with the prefixes SCL, SMC, SMT, SMTL, SMX, SRT, SRTL, XP, and XU with a SmartSlot or embedded NMC.


Environment:
  • Supported UPS model listed above
  • Supported Web browsers: Microsoft® Internet Explorer® (IE) 8.x or higher, with compatibility view turned on; the latest release of Microsoft® Edge®; the latest releases of Mozilla® Firefox® or Google® Chrome®
  • UPS Network Management Card 2 (AP9630, AP9630CH, AP9631, AP9631CH, or embedded NMC2) with SUMX application firmware v6.4.0 or higher
  • UPS Network Management Card 3 (AP9640, AP9641, AP9643, or embedded NMC3) with SU application firmware 1.0 or higher
  • Correct firmware file for the particular UPS available to download at the end of this document.

Resolution:

Follow the steps below to determine your current NMC firmware revision, select the proper UPS firmware file, and update the UPS firmware via the Network Management Card web interface.

NOTE: When performing the UPS firmware update using the NMC web interface, while connected to the web interface over Wi-Fi, a different network, or VPN, a file transfer timeout may occur if an HTTPS connection is used. Refer to FAQ000234317 for alternative methods to update the UPS firmware using the NMC.

Step 1 - Check if you have a Network Management Card 2 running Smart-UPS / Matrix Application, or a Network Management Card 3 running Smart-UPS Application, and ensure there are no active alarms reported.

Network Management Card 2 running Smart-UPS / Matrix Application:
NMC2

Network Management Card 3 running Smart-UPS Application:
NMC3

Step 2 - If using Network Management Card 3, go to Step 3.
If using Network Management Card 2: Verify the firmware revision of your Network Management Card. From the NMC web interface choose “About”, then “Network”. The firmware must be v.6.4.0 or higher, but we recommend you always run the latest available NMC firmware. To update the firmware of your Network Management Card, refer to FA156047 .

how to check NMC FW

Step 3 – Identify the correct UPS Firmware file.
  • Download and unzip the Firmware file available to download at the end of this document. Save the folder on a local drive.
  • From the NMC web interface choose “About”, then “UPS”:
  • Identify the "ID" number to select the proper firmware file for your UPS.
    • For example, for a UPS with ID 1025 the proper filename will be SRT1025UPS_15-0.enc
how to check UPS FW
The "ID" is a unique identifier for the hardware platform of your UPS. You need to use the "ID" number to make sure to select the correct firmware file. A particular UPS model may have different "ID" numbers depending on when it was manufactured, or its current firmware version. Always check the "ID" number of the UPS before starting the update, and ensure you use a firmware file with the compatible ID. If the incorrect file is used, the update will be refused, and will need to be restarted using the correct firmware file.

Use the table below to determine the correct firmware file:

Note: it is not recommended to perform a firmware downgrade to a lower firmware version.
UPS
Series
UPS
ID
Latest Firmware ReleasedFirmware
Version
After
Update
Firmware Update
with Output On
Available
Firmware
Update
via NMC
SCL1048SCL1048UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5YesEnabled
SMC1005SMC1005UPS_15-1.encUPS 15.1YesConfigurable
SMT17SMT17UPS_07-1_Le.encUPS 07.1NoEnabled
SMT18SMT18UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMT20SMTSMX20UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMT1015SMT1015UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5YesConfigurable
SMT1027SMT1027UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5YesConfigurable
SMT1031SMTSMX1031UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5YesConfigurable
SMT1039SMT1039UPS_15-1.encUPS 15.1NoConfigurable
SMT1040SMT1040UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMT1041SMT1041UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoDisabled
SMT1050SMTSMX1050UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5NoConfigurable
SMT1060SMT1060UPS_02-2.encUPS 02.2YesConfigurable
SMTL1026SMTL1026UPS_15-1.encUPS 15.1YesConfigurable
SMTL1047SMTL1047UPS_16-1.encUPS 16.1YesConfigurable
SMX20SMTSMX20UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMX23SMX23UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMX1003SMX1003UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoConfigurable
SMX1031SMTSMX1031UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5YesConfigurable
SMX1050SMTSMX1050UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5YesConfigurable
SRT1001*SRT1001UPS_02-9.encUPS 02.9NoEnabled
SRT1002SRT1002UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoDisabled
SRT1010SRT1010UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5Yes, from UPS 07.9Enabled
SRT1013SRT1013UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoDisabled
SRT1014SRT1014UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoDisabled
SRT1019SRT1019UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5Yes, from UPS 07.1Enabled
SRT1020SRT1020UPS_15-7.encUPS 15.7Yes, from UPS 10.1Enabled
SRT1021SRT1021UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5NoEnabled
SRT1025SRTXU1025UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5Yes, from UPS 07.3Enabled
SRT1043SRTXU1043UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5Yes, from UPS 16.5Enabled
SRT1044SRT1044UPS_16.8.encUPS 16.8YesEnabled
SRT1045SRT1045UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5NoEnabled
SRTL1024SRTL1024UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5Yes, from UPS 00.4Enabled
SRTL1034SRTL1034UPS_05-6.encUPS 05.6YesEnabled
SRTL1035SRTL1035UPS_05-6.encUPS 05.6YesEnabled
SRTL1046SRTL1046UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5Yes, from UPS 16.5Enabled
SRTL1062SRTL1062UPS_3-0.encUPS 3.0YesEnabled
SRTL1063SRTL1063UPS_3-0.encUPS 3.0YesEnabled
SRTL1226SRTL1226UPS_03.2.encUPS 03.2NoEnabled
SRTL1227SRTL1227UPS_01.0.encUPS 01.0NoEnabled
SRYL1225SRYL1225UPS_13-2.encUPS 13.2NoEnabled
XP1016XP1016UPS_15-0.encUPS 15.0NoEnabled
XU1017XU1017UPS_15-6.encUPS 15.6Yes, from UPS 01.4Disabled
XU1025SRTXU1025UPS_15-5.encUPS 15.5Yes, from UPS 07.6Enabled
XU1033XU1033UPS_15-6.encUPS 15.6Yes, from UPS 0.03Disabled
XU1043SRTXU1043UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5Yes, from UPS 16.5Enabled
XU1057XU1057UPS_16-5.encUPS 16.5YesEnabled
XU1058XU1058UPS_16-6.encUPS 16.6YesEnabled


Notes:
  1. *For SRT UPS models with ID of 1001, the UPS firmware must be updated twice. First update the UPS firmware using SRT1001UPS_02-9.enc. This will change the UPS ID to 1013. Once the update to UPS 02.9 is completed, perform the firmware update again using SRT1013UPS_15-0.enc
  2. In rare situations, the UPS firmware update may not install automatically after the firmware file was transferred to the UPS. Refer to FAQ000258690 to complete the UPS firmware update.
  3. For more information about enabling or disabling firmware updates via the NMC for the UPS models that support this feature, refer to FAQ00024438.
  4. Once firmware updates via the NMC have been disabled, attempts to update the UPS firmware using the NMC will be refused:
FW update refused

Step 4 – The majority of UPS models support firmware update with output on. Refer to the above table, and if you have a UPS that supports firmware update with output on, go to Step 5.

NOTE: For UPS devices that require the UPS output to be off before initiating the update, ensure that network access is not dependent on the UPS for power, when updating via the Network Management Card.

If network access is dependent on the UPS for power, refer to FA279197 for instructions on updating the UPS firmware using the Firmware Upgrade Wizard.

If network access is not dependent on the UPS for power, ensure the attached load is correctly shut down before proceeding with turning off the UPS output.

prompt if UPS output must be turned off

To turn off the UPS output, from the NMC web interface choose “Control”, then “UPS”:

how to turn off UPS output

how to turn off UPS output 2

Step 5 – Navigate to the "Configuration" Menu, select "Firmware Update", then use the "Choose File" button to browse for the correct firmware file downloaded and identified in Step 3.
Once the correct Firmware file has been selected, click the “Update UPS” button to apply the update.

how to update UPS FW

The below window will open after selecting “Update UPS”

UPS firmware update in progress

Notes:
  1. The update may take several minutes. When this window closes, the update is complete. Verify that the new UPS Firmware version is shown using the same procedure shown in Step 3.
  2. If the update does not complete, or if any errors are displayed, ensure that the conditions in Step 1 are met. Try updating the UPS firmware with the UPS output turned off. If no alarms are shown, try updating the UPS firmware using the Firmware Upgrade Wizard, which can be found in FA279197.

Step 6 - If the UPS output was turned off in Step 4, the UPS output should now be turned back on.
From the NMC web interface choose “Control”, then “UPS”
“Skip outlet on delays” may be selected if required to restore power immediately.

how to rurn on UPS output

The attached load can now be turned on.
For any issues encountered during the update process or any additional questions, please contact APC Tech Support

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