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Ethernet/IP VIM v3.5.4 Release Notes
By Noelle Weymer
Product: IOD-4102 - Ethernet/IP Scanner Driver (Rockwell PLC Interface - Logix, PLC5, SLC505)

The following release notes are for the Ethernet/IP VIM v3.5.4

Product Description:

These release notes are for changes made to the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v3.5.4. The previous general released firmware version is 3.5.1. The flash procedure is documented in the product manual.

Who should upgrade?

This firmware release is recommended for all Ethernet/IP VIM firmware v3.5 x users. It is MANDATORY for all Ethernet/IP VIM users at or prior to firmware v3.3.64.

Enhancements

1. In Simplex mode, the number of supported field deices have been increased from 16 to 32. In Redundant mode, the device limit continues to be 16.

2. Session and connection handling for Class1 I/O connections has been improved to reduce connect/reconnect time at VIM or PLC startup. In particular, this enhancement improves the re-connection time in cases where more than one PLC is connected to a single VIM.

3. VIM Diagnostic datasets have been enhanced. Previous versions had one Diagnostics dataset. A second Diagnostics dataset has been added. Configuration for the datasets and contained information is as follows:

Diagnostics Data Page 1 - Dataset Configuration.

Data Direction Input or Output With Readback
DeltaV data type 32-bit Unsigned
Device data type 255
Data start address 0
Number of values 50 (maximum)
Special Data 1 0
Special Data 2 0
Special Data 3 0
Special Data 4 0
Special Data 5 0


Diagnostics Data Page 1 - Contained Data

R1 0 - Normal Online; 1 - Failsafe Mode
R2 Number of Network Devices
R3 Data Poll Queue
R4 Pending Massage Queue
R5 Railbus Message Queue
R6 Counter - Serial Bus Poll
R7 Counter - Dataset Value Reads
R8 Counter - Dataset Value Writes
R9 Counter - Default Reads
R10 Counter - Pending Data Reads
R11 Counter - Pending Data Writes
R12 Total Number of Datasets
R13 Maximum Dataset Scan (ms)
R14 Minimum Dataset Scan (ms)
R15 Average Dataset Scan (ms)
R16 Maximum Scan Time (ms)
R17 Minimum Scan Time (ms)
R18 Average Scan Time (ms)
R19 Maximum DF1 Messages
R20 Minimum DF1 Messages
R21 Average DF1 Messages
R22 ENBT Connects
R23 ENBT Disconnects
R24 ENBT Invalid Paths
R25 ENBT Timeouts
R26 ENBT No Responses
R27 ENBT Error Responses
R28 Connection limit exceeded
R29 ENBT Pending Request limit exceeded
R30 ENBT Writes
R31 ENBT Reads
R32 Ticker - Railbus message handler
R33 Ticker - Plug and Play handler
R34 Ticker - Ethernet/IP message handler
R35 Ticker - Dataset message handler
R36 Maximum configured simultaneous messages sent to field
R37 Logger IP address
R38 VIM Application type
R39

Current redundancy State:

Bits 0-3 are the VIM State as follows:

0000 - Decommissioned

0001 - Commissioned

0010 - Flash Mode

0011 - Configuration Mode

Bits 4-5 are the Redundancy state as follows:

00 - Simplex

01 - Redundant Active

02 - Redundant Backup

Note the DeltaV always read the Active VIM. Consequently this value should always be 0x11.

R40 VIM Revision number
R41 Change of state rate (per second)
R42 Controller Poll rate (per second)
R43 Total available free buffers
R44 Available free buffers (%)
R45 Buffer Resets since VIM reboot
R46 Bit mask of configured field devices
R47 Bit mask of available devices (Self OR partner VIM)
R48 Bit mask available devices (Self)
R49 Bit mask of available devices (Partner)


Diagnostics Data Page 2 - Dataset Configuration

Data Direction Input or Output with Readback
DeltaV data type 32-bit Unsigned
Device data type 254
Data start address 0
Number of values 50 (maximum)
Special Data 1 0
Special Data 2 0
Special Data 3 0
Special Data 4 0
Special Data 5 0


Diagnostics Data Page 2 - Contained Data

R1-32 IP Addresses of configured field devices
R33 VIM IP
R34 Currently Active Vim (6=Odd cards, 8=Even Cards)
R35 Bit mask of field devices
R36 Bit mask of configured devices
R37 Bit mask of primarily field device connections (self, in Redundant mode)
R38 Bit mask of secondary field device connections (self, in redundant mode)
R39 Bit mask of primary field device connections (partner, in Redundant mode)
R40 Bit mask of secondary field device connections (partner, in Redundant mode)

The following defects were corrected:

None.

For Previous Ethernet/IP VIM release notes, see below:

Please contact us for any questions about these release notes at:

MYNAH Technologies
390 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63017
+1.636.728.2000 (voice)
+1.636-728-2001 (fax)
support@mynah.com