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Ethernet/IP VIM2 v5.0.6 Release Notes
By Nobin William
Product: IOD-4112 - Rockwell PLC EtherNet/IP Driver for DeltaV VIM2

These release notes are for the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v5.0.6.

Product Description

These release notes are for the Ethernet/IP VIM2 firmware v5.0.6. Previous released driver is v5.0.5. The flash procedure is documented in the product manual.

Who Should Upgrade?

Recommended for all Ethernet/IP VIM2 applications.

What's New in This Release?

Added error handling for unsupported functionality like Rack Optimized I/O.

Enhancements/Optimizations Implemented

1. The VIM does not support Rack Optimized I/O when handling Class1 I/O connection requests. New error handling has been added to this release to reject such connection requests. See RSLogix 5000 Class 1 ENBT Configuration for details.

2. The VIM will reject with error connection requests from a Class1 Scanner (Logix) if the Scanner IP does not match any Device configured in the VIM. VIM Devices are configured via the VIMNet Explorer. This functionality addition optimizes VIM performance by preventing continuous handling of requests from unknown Scanners.

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