7.4.1. Procedure for installing an update or patch

To install an update or patch to the software on a RealView ICE run control unit:

  1. In the RVI Update application, select Install Firmware Update... from the RVI menu, or click the Install Firmware tool. The Select Firmware Update to Install dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7.9.

    Figure 7.9. Selecting the component file to install

    Selecting the component file to install

  2. In this dialog box, navigate to the directory containing the component file for the update or patch that you want to install, and select the required file.

  3. Click Open. After a short delay, a dialog box appears that describes what is in the component file, as shown in Figure 7.10.

    Figure 7.10. Confirming that you want to install the component file

    Confirming that you want to install the component file

    If you are using an older version of RVI Update (for example, a pre-v1.5 release) when attempting to install an update file, an error message appears as shown in Figure 7.11. Before proceeding with your intended installation, you must upgrade your RVI Update application to the latest software.

    Figure 7.11. Error message

    Error message

    Similarly, if you are using a version of hardware that is incompatible with the firmware you are attempting to install, an error message similar to the one shown in Figure 7.12 appears.

    Figure 7.12. Error when using an incompatible version of hardware

    Error when using an incompatible version of hardware

    Note

    For more information on hardware, see Appendix E Hardware Variants.

  4. In the Install update dialog box, click Continue to confirm that you want to install the components, or Cancel to make no change to the run control unit. The RVI Update application then uploads the component file to the run control unit. The run control unit unpacks the component file, and installs the update or patch that it contains. The dialog box shown in Figure 7.13 appears, showing the progress of the installation.

    Figure 7.13. Progress during an installation

    Progress during an installation

    The run control unit might automatically reboot itself as part of this procedure, depending on the patch or update that you are installing. The dialog box shown in Figure 7.14 appears, showing the progress of the reboot.

    Figure 7.14. Progress when rebooting during an installation

    Progress when rebooting during an installation

    During the installation process, the CFAC LED lights up, showing that CFAC activity is taking place. During this time, do not disconnect power from the run control unit. If a problem occurs during the installation, see Troubleshooting firmware upgrade installations.

    Note

    While an installation is taking place (see Figure 7.13), the Abort button is enabled. This means that you can safely stop the installation from proceeding by clicking this button. If the Abort button is not enabled, for example during rebooting (see Figure 7.14), you cannot stop the reboot.

    When the installation is complete, a message appears to inform you of this, as shown in Figure 7.15.

    Figure 7.15. Message showing a successful installation

    Message showing a successful installation

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