Invite a Co-worker
Send a co-worker an invite to the Exchange portal.Just enter their email address and we’ll connect them to register. After joining, they will belong to the same company.
Send Invite Cancel
80737members
346703posts

Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Solved
tracyCheAsta
Crewman
Crewman
17
1704

Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

UPS NAME

SCL500RM1UC

MODEL NAME

Smart-UPS 500

 

The current UPS state is not compatible with running a firmware upgrade, please check the UPS Status page for more information. For example, check your UPS is not On Battery, and for issues such as Overload or Temperature Threshold Exceeded. See the Help Center for troubleshooting advice or contact Customer Support for further assistance.

-------------------------------------

 

I received a firmware update available notification on https://smartconnect.apc.com. I tried to run firmware update from the portal but received the above error message every time. I tried to shut down the UPS and performed diagnostics several times. Diagnostic test passed.

 

Battery temperature is 77°F. I couldn't understand what was preventing the firmware upgrade process.

 

Any further help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

EDIT 1:

I just read this doc https://www.smartconnect-support.apc.com/help/en/index.html#page/EcoStruxure%20Ready%20Smart-UPS%20H... and it says that "Make sure that the UPS is installed in a cool, dry location. Check that the ambient temperature of the UPS installation site does not exceed 24º Celsius/ 75º Fahrenheit."

 

Does the temp needs to be at 75F in order to run the firmware upgrade?

 

EDIT 2:

I adjusted air conditioner and retried the upgrade process from the portal while the temp of the UPS is at 73F. It failed again stating that UPS state is not allowing the update to start.

 

Any thoughts?

Attachments
Tags (1)

Accepted Solutions
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator
0 Likes
7
1128

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Hi,

 

To correct this issue, you must power down the connected load, power off the UPS, then log into SmartConnect.apc.com and run the firmware upgrade. The UPS must remain plugged into AC and connected to the cloud for the upgrade to run. Once the upgrade has been completed, you can power on the UPS and power up the load.

 

NOTE: This issue will be addressed in a future UPS firmware release.

See Answer In Context

Tags (1)
17 Replies 17
Sados
Cadet
0 Likes
13
1671

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

We're running into the same problem on a SCL500RM1UC. Didn't have any issues upgrading the firmware a few weeks ago. Got the alert today new firmware was available and we got the exact same error your are. I feel like it's an issue with the new firmware itself or APC put in some other check that we're not meeting causing it to not install. If it is due to temperature, not much we can do about temperature when its in a server rack in a climate controlled room already. We're showing 86F but there's no changing that. It's better than the God awful 100+ range years ago. If there's no way around the temp requirement we would have to power down all servers and take the UPS out of the server room and cool it down somewhere else just to upgrade it. That is definitely not happening. 

Tags (1)
tracyCheAsta
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
12
1640

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

@Sados Thank you for your reply. Sorry to hear that you too are facing the same problem. I read the CVE https://www.cisecurity.org/advisory/multiple-vulnerabilities-in-schneider-electric-apc-smart-ups-cou... and unplugged Ethernet cable from the UPS as a safer measure. Let's see if someone from APC support can weigh in here.

Tags (1)
kja
Cadet
0 Likes
11
1582

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Same unknown issue causing failure to upgrade on two SCL500RM1UC in different locations, both with nominal loads and temperatures (76F and 67F). Likely a firmware patch issue with this SCL500RM1UC model as I successfully updated a SMT3000RM2UC a few weeks ago.

Tags (1)
JTBearcat
Crewman
Crewman
1
1563

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

I have the same issue. Some help would be appreciated.

Tags (1)
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator
1
1547

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

@tracyCheAsta 

 

I am looking into this and will follow-up once I have more information. 

Tags (1)
tracyCheAsta
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
0
1542

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Sounds good. Thank you!

Tags (1)
LReimer
Cadet
0
1540

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

I am having the same issue... waiting for a resolution.

Tags (1)
bmw528eta
Cadet
0 Likes
0
1436

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Same here with a SCL500RM1UC.

I bet something in their firmware rollout is broken....good thing it still works

Tags (1)
marmstrong
Cadet
0 Likes
8
1147

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Same here: worked on my SLC750RM2UC but won't work on any of my SCL500RM1U units.

Tags (1)
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator
0 Likes
7
1129

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Hi,

 

To correct this issue, you must power down the connected load, power off the UPS, then log into SmartConnect.apc.com and run the firmware upgrade. The UPS must remain plugged into AC and connected to the cloud for the upgrade to run. Once the upgrade has been completed, you can power on the UPS and power up the load.

 

NOTE: This issue will be addressed in a future UPS firmware release.

Tags (1)
tracyCheAsta
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
0
948

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Hi Bill,

 

Thank you so much for your prompt update.

 

I followed your advice and was able to upgrade firmware successfully for SCL UPS.

Tags (1)
ITDepartment
Cadet
0 Likes
5
870

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Hello Bill,

 

Thank you for providing that solution. I am looking to clarify the comment about this issue being fixed in a future firmware release. Does that mean the following?

 

A) If we wait a bit, a different firmware update will let us perform the update through the website without having to use the power down procedure you provided. 

 

OR

 

B) The future firmware will allow us to update without powering down the load, however we have to go through the power down procedure with the current firmware to get there. So there is no way of avoiding the power down aspect here, even if we wait for the new firmware.

 

Maybe a C) that I am not aware of. 

 

The headache here a lot of these units are likely protecting Internet related gear in branch offices. Powering down the load means no Internet. We will have no choice but to have someone on site move power cables around. 

 

Thank you. 

Tags (1)
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

@ITDepartment 

 

The answer is B. 

 

A future firmware will allow an update without powering down the load, however you have to go through the power down procedure with the current firmware to get there. So there is no way of avoiding the power down aspect here, even if you wait for the new firmware.

Tags (1)
JTBearcat
Crewman
Crewman
0 Likes
1
334

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

I was able to update my 3U unit by unplugging all the equipment usually being protected by the UPS. But that didn’t work on the 1U unit. How do I turn off the output power on my 1U units so I can update the firmware?

Tags (1)
bmw528eta
Cadet
0 Likes
0
330

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

Literally just hold down the power button on the front of the unit, that turns off the outlets. Yeah I had the same question and just tried that on a whim.

Tags (1)
DCS-LLC
Cadet
0 Likes
1
180

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

In what version will this be corrected?  We are deploying these in remote sites, so the prospect of shutting down all hardware they are protecting just to update the firmware is a bit.. Troublesome.

I'm sitting on a SCL500RM1UC in the lab testing which is pending a V15.1 update which requires shutdown.

Current FW Version from the portal: v 02.3 (1030).

 

From the release notes:

Version: UPS 15.1 Applicable SKU: ID 1030 sku.

SCL: SCL500RM1UC, SCL500RMI1UC, SCL500RM1U
This release includes remediation for the security vulnerabilities listed as CVE-2022-22805,

CVE-2022-22806 and CVE-2202-0715 which,
if compromised, may allow potential unauthorized access and control of the device.

Change logs:

1. Function implemented to disable UPS firmware upgrades via NMC to mitigate potential risk of malicious UPS firmware being passed through this channel.

2. Enhanced UPS firmware code protection to mitigate the vulnerabilities of unauthorized extraction of confidential firmware and un-authorized network access to SmartConnect UPS.

3. Fix an issue to make the upgrade with Output On feature more stable.

Note: The previous versions may refuse the upgrade with Output On in some special situation. In such cases, please choose a suitable time when the UPS can be turned off without

affecting the use of equipment connected to the UPS. Turn off the UPS manually and then upgrade.

 

Does this mean that as long as we're on v15.1 in the future we should not have to shutdown the load to update?  Just confirming.

Tags (1)
BillP
Administrator Administrator
Administrator
0 Likes
0
164

Re: Unable to update firmware v15.0 from https://smartconnect.apc.com - Check UPS State

@DCS-LLC 

 

Does this mean that as long as we're on v15.1 in the future we should not have to shutdown the load to update?  Just confirming.

 

Correct. 

Tags (1)