Upgrade warning and Error Conversion Log Analysis
Additionally upgrading an AS from version 1.3 to 1.4 can create a number of unresolved or invalid references.
EcoStruxure Building Operation
- Building Operation Automation Server, ASP, ASB
- Building Operation Enterprise Server
- Building Operation Device Administrator
- Conversion Log
When upgrading using the Device Administrator various warning and errors can be seen. Errors will prevent the upgrade, but warning will still allow the upgrade to continue.
Starting in version 1.4, new rules have been put in place that will invalidate some bindings that had previously been made in older versions. These rules may cause errors to be produced in the Conversion Log found in the Device Administrator.
The three new rules are:
- Public Numeric/Signal bindings will be dropped.
- Multiple bindings will be restricted to one.
- Binding to Local Node NVIs will be dropped.
For more information regarding the rule changes made in version 1.4 see Reference Guide and References beginning with 1.4.x.
Instructions on how to perform the Automation Server upgrade and how to obtain the Conversion Log, see Upgrading Automation Servers from 1.3 to 1.4.
Breakdown of the Conversion Log
The file paths given in the Conversion Log entries will direct you to the location of the unresolved or invalid reference. Depending on the type of entry it is, it may require further action to correct the problem.
Type of entries found in the Conversion Log
WARNING: ERROR: Invalid_Property_Reference (destination) (source)
Explanation: Either rule 1 or 3 has been broken. If a public numeric/signal is bound programmatically to another object then it violates rule number 1. The public numeric/signal in the program must be changed to an input or output before upgrading the database.
If the destination of the binding is an NVI in the Local Node then it violates rule number 3. A change to the configuration of the local node must be implemented before performing the upgrade. In many cases the substitution of an NVO for the NVI will address this issue.
Explanation: This binding should not have been allowed in SmartStruxure version 1.3. In the StruxureWare Building Operation Technical Reference Guide, you will find on page 2107 that BACnet priority 6 is reserved for future use. This binding needs to be made to a different priority.
WARNING: ERROR: Object_Does_Not_Exist (object).
Explanation: The object that the reference is trying to bind to does not exist. In other cases the binding was already broken in the source database so it will remain broken in the target database. The binding fix can be addressed before or after the upgrade.
WARNING: Property (property) bound to (property), so binding to (property) is dropped. Multiple bindings are not allowed in SmartStruxure version 1.4 and above.
Explanation: The object is being written to by multiple objects and/or programs. This violates rule number 2 and is no longer accepted. After the upgrade, only one of the bindings will be left connected and all others will be dropped. This will require changes to be made to the configuration to maintain the same operation.
Note: In some cases this warning can occur due to a default value of a configuration object that is mistakenly interpreted as a duplicate binding. The binding is in fact preserved by the upgrade and no further action is required.
WARNING: Discarding incomplete binding for (object) -unknown source.
Explanation: Due to a version 1.3 defect, the source version configuration database contains an incomplete binding error. This is not a problem but it may be a sign that someone intended for the property to be bound to something but failed to do so. Therefore, the configuration should be examined after the upgrade has been completed to insure that everything is okay. No information has been lost in the upgrade but check the configuration to rule out any errors in the source version database.
WARNING: Property (property) in (object) is Unit configured but is not configurable in the new.
Explanation: This property has a selected unit configured in the source version database, while in the target version configuring the unit of this property is no longer possible/meaningful. These errors should be investigated to insure that there has been no negative impact on the operation. Generally this error will not be a problem and will require no further action.
WARNING: Property REF in (object) is not defined in the new system, skip REF.
Explanation: The REF property prior to version 1.4 held a back-reference to an object or property that was referring to the property at hand. Starting in version 1.4 and on, the back-references are handled by other means and are no longer represented in the configuration database. This information can not be upgraded but this is not a problem and no further action is required.
WARNING: Invalid value for (property) in the object, (object). The default value has been applied.
Explanation: The value seen in the source version is invalid or can not be found; therefore the upgrade process sets it back to the default value. No further actions needs to be taken.
WARNING: The declared instance (instance) is obsolete but contains non-default data which has been discarded.
Explanation: If the instance is a SavedUserTokens or System/Remote Server warning then the warning can be ignored. No further action is required.
WARNING: Property (property) in (source) is not an acceptable property type and is not configured.
Explanation: This has to do with the lead reference for shadow Alarm Control Panels that cannot be properly upgraded due to changes to the type of system in version 1.4. There is logic in place that automatically sets the lead reference to the ES again. This is a warning that can be ignored.
Explanation: There have been changes made to the type of system. This change prevents the hidden SynchSource property of the Time Zone setting in the source version of the database from being upgraded automatically. If the lead reference was set for Time Zone in the source database, this may have been erased and will have to be done again after the upgrade. This should be followed up manually.
Explanation: The new referencing scheme expects all references to be relative so if there is a full binding path it is perceived as an error. This is not an issue and requires no action.
Explanation: MatchedDevice is a hidden property that can not be seen. This warning refers to old items that have not been cleaned out. This warning can be ignored.
Note: Also keep in mind that the upgrade process considers any empty link "not an acceptable Property". This error can be ignored, no changes need to be made.
INFORMATION: Property "Value" in (location) is Unit configured but is not configurable, default unit is used.
Explanation: This property has a configured unit that is no longer allowed to be configured in the target database, a fixed default value is used. This is unlikely to cause a problem, no further action needs to be taken.