An active TCC+ reset occurs when attempting to download software from 3.1, 3.2, or 3.2.1. This happens when the TCC+ is loaded with 2.2.0 at the time of the download.
The problem was discovered when trying to download a newer version of software from 3.1, 3.2, or 3.2.1 when the TCC+ had version 2.2.0 installed.
When downloading software to the active TCC+, there would be a TCC+ reset causing outages on Ethernet traffic.
Equipment Failure alarms and TCC+ resets are present on the active TCC+ during software downloads. A loss of Ethernet traffic also occurs at the time of upgrade.
One or more retries may result in success.
A utility is available, ptfix2, which can be run prior to software downloads that will prevent TCC+ cards from resetting. The utility should always be run prior to an upgrade when a TCC+ is running 3.1, 3.2, or 3.21 and the current version of software is 2.2.0.
The utility will run on a win32 based PC and requires IP connectivity from the PC or workstation to the 15454 that will receive the software upgrade. The ptfix2.exe utility can be run from a command prompt or using the Start -> Run interface.
Usage: ptfix2 [--user [--pass ]] address
Where address is the hostname or IP address of the 15454, --user is a superuser login (3.21 only), and --pass is the superuser password (3.21 only).
Note:?If a TCC+ card is manually reset after running this utility, but before software download, the utility will need to be run again prior to software download.
This issue is fixed in version 3.3 and later. This issue does not occur when the interim software version is after 2.2.0 and prior to 3.1.0.
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