Support Files Upgrade using FTP
covers the procedures required for upgrading of support
files (when required) for new firmware version upgrades
of all Microplex products (with flash PROMs), using the FTP
Microplex products require Support Files, in
addition for products that do, not all firmware version
upgrades necessarily require an upgrade of the Support
Files as well. To determine this you need to analyze the
firmware versions directory (e.g. "beta",
"current") for the product you are upgrading.
- if there
is no Support Files zip file found then they are
not required at all.
- if there
is a Support Files zip file, but it's version has
not changed from what it was for the previous
firmware version then they do not need to be
- if there
is a Support Files zip file, with a new version
number from what it was for the previous firmware
version then they need to be upgraded.
determine the Support Files zip file version number.
- from the
FTP site, see the "readme.txt" file
located in each products firmware directory (e.g.
- from the
Web site, the version number link is provided
within each products distribution page in the
Firmware Files table.
demonstration purposes only, the following
assumptions and values will be used for the
upgrade steps given below;
this document the Microplex product being
upgraded is represented by <prod>,
some examples are;
new firmware version upgrade for <prod>
which these support files are
intended, has already been completed.
<prod> uses the IP address
upgrading of additional support files:
the firmware portion of the upgrade is
complete, if the <prod>
you are upgrading requires additional
support files, you will also need to get
them from Microplex (see "Getting
Upgrade Files" section),
and place them on to a host server you
can FTP to the <prod> from.
files are available as a single
zip file (e.g. <prod>_fs.zip)
the contents of the support files zip
file into a new (empty) directory
on your host server.
files may consist of any
collection of the following;
files (e.g. gif, jpeg)
structure of the support files
zip file is as follows;
are the files which must
be copied onto the <prod>
just html, and gif files.
files remain on the host.
are organized into
sub-directories which are
created when extracting
the zip file.
utility programs, java
applets, and scripts
provided for the benefit
of the user.
an FTP session with the <prod>
from within the temporary host directory
containing all the files you just
extracted from the zip file.
in as "root" and at the
password prompt, just hit <enter>
(or <return>) since there's no
password by default.
to the "http" directory in the <prod>
once logged in.
to binary mode by typing in
"binary" at the FTP prompt.
a directory listing to look for any
proprietary files of yours stored within
this "http" directory, for
- You may
have your own HTML file for
displaying the captured images or
maybe some GIF files for this
- If found,
copy each file to the host
directory where you began this
FTP session from (this should be
to the top level
of the directory, not into one of
the sub-directories created when
extracting the zip file).
you are sure there are no other
proprietary files of yours that you want
to keep, located within this
"http" directory on the <prod>,
then delete all of the remaining files.
a directory listing on "http"
to ensure this directory is now empty.
copy all of the files stored within the top
level only of the host directory
where you began this FTP session from to
this "http" directory on the <prod>.
- mput *.*
- This is
were those proprietary files of
yours which you wanted to keep,
get restored to the <prod>
(see step 7).
complete, do another directory listing on
"http" to ensure all files have
been placed onto the <prod>.
the FTP session when done.