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Firmware repository

In the "Firmware repository", MindConnect IoT Extension offers to collect reference firmware for devices.

Managing device firmware

Open the "Firmware repository" from the "Management" menu in the navigator.

The available firmware objects are displayed as a list.

Managing device firmware

① Left navigation option menu

② Tools menu

③ Workspace

Click on a specific firmware object to display its details.

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Each entry shows the firmware name, the device type it is applicable for (if defined), and a label indicating if and how many versions are available for a particular firmware. Click an entry to display the details for its firmware along with all available versions and patches.

Adding a firmware object

To add a firmware object, proceed as follows:

  1. In the "Firmware repository" page, click "Add firmware" at the right of the top bar menu. Adding a firmware object
  2. In the resulting dialog box,
    • to add a new firmware, enter a name for the firmware (and confirm it by clicking Create new in the upcoming window), add a description and its version (all required).
    • to add a new version, select the firmware for which you want to add a new version from the drop-down list in the Firmware field and enter a version.
  3. Either upload a binary from the file system or specify a URL from where the firmware can be downloaded.
  4. Click "Add firmware" to save your settings.

If you click “Add firmware” from within the details of a specific firmware, the dialog box looks slightly different as the firmware is already selected.

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Adding a firmware patch

To add a firmware patch, proceed as follows:

  1. In the “Firmware repository” page, click “Add firmware patch” at the right of the top menu bar. Firmware repository
  2. In the resulting dialog box, select the firmware, for which you want to add a patch, from the dropdown list in the “Firmware” field.
  3. In the “Version” field, select the version, for which you want to add a patch.
  4. In the “Patch” field, enter a name for the patch.
  5. Either upload a binary from the file system or specify a URL from where the firmware can be downloaded.
  6. Click “Add firmware patch” to save your settings.

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Last update: May 9, 2022