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    Entry type: Manual, Entry ID: 68691960, Entry date: 12/13/2013

    SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Software update with utilization of new functions

    Document: SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Software update with utilization of new functions (12/2013, English)
    Type of topic: Fact

    Preface

    Purpose of this documentation

    This documentation provides a comprehensive overview of the steps you must take to adapt your existing PCS 7 process control system to the new SIMATIC PCS 7 version 8.0. It supports you in updating PCS 7 projects and guides you through installation and commissioning of the current software.

    The contents of the documentation are directed toward service personnel, commissioning personnel, and experienced PCS 7 users with the necessary system knowledge. The documentation provides instructions for carrying out the software update.

    Refer to the documentation for specific products for information regarding the handling of these products.

    Options for accessing PCS 7 documentation


    Note

    PCS 7 Readme

    The information given in the PCS 7 Readme on the Internet takes precedence over all the PCS 7 manuals. Please read this PCS 7 Readme carefully; it contains important information and amendments on PCS 7.

    • The PCS 7 Readme on the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD contains important information about PCS 7 and takes precedence over the supplied PCS 7 documentation.

    • After installation of PCS 7, you will find the document Process Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme in the submenu SIMATIC > Product information > <Language>.



    As of PCS 7 V8.0, you obtain basic PCS 7 system documentation with the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD.

    The PCS 7 website http://www.siemens.com/pcs7-documentation provides convenient access to the complete PCS 7 documentation. You can find the following for the latest PCS 7 versions:

    • In the section "Hardware manuals for SIMATIC PCS 7 ..."
      • - The manuals for components approved for a PCS 7 version
    • In the section "Software manuals for SIMATIC PCS 7 ..."
      • - The complete system documentation
      • - The separate setup program for PCS 7 documentation and the PCS 7 help system for download. After the installation of the setup program, you will find the documentation at the following locations on the engineering station:

        - As online help (CHM file) for the SIMATIC Manager application

        - As a PDF file in the Windows Start menu with the SIMATIC documentation

      • - The complete documentation for PCS 7 as a Manual Collection

    Documentation for the Software Update

    You can find all documentation on the topic of "Software update" on the Internet.

    Documentation

    Contents

    Manual Software Update Without Utilization of the New Functions

    Describes the procedure for the software update of PCS 7 version 7.1 SP3 or higher to V8.0 SP1 without utilization of the new functions.

    Manual Software Update with Utilization of the New Functions

    Describes the procedure for the software update of PCS 7 version 7.1 SP3 or higher to V8.0 SP1 with utilization of the new functions.

    Additional documentation for the software update

    Additional information from the following documentation is required for carrying out the software update:

    Documentation

    Contents

    Manual Process Control System PCS 7;
    Service Support and Diagnostics

    Ensuring the Availability of a PCS 7 System; contains information on creating backups and how to perform firmware updates.

    Manual Process Control System PCS 7;
    PC Configuration and Authorization

    PCS 7 PC - Hardware and Installation;
    Windows settings and tools;
    Software packages and authorizations required.

    Configuration manual Process Control System PCS 7; Engineering System

    Guide to configuration steps in SIMATIC Manager, CFC, SFC, NetPro

    Configuration manual Process Control System PCS 7; Operator Station

    Guide to configuration steps in WinCC

    Function manual Process Control System PCS 7; Fault-tolerant Process Control Systems

    Guide to configuration steps for fault-tolerant process control systems

    Documentation
    Process Control System PCS 7;
    Released Modules

    All modules released for SIMATIC PCS 7 are listed together with the following information:

    • Product designation
    • Order number
    • Firmware version
    • Brief description

    Online help
    WinCC Information System

    Describes the updating of WinCC projects.

    Process Control System PCS 7; Web Option for OS manual

    Describes the installation and use of the Web Option for OS in PCS 7

    Manual Process Control System PCS 7; OpenPCS 7

    Describes how an OPC A&E server with hierarchical access is used in PCS 7 systems

    Function manual Process Control System PCS 7;
    Fault-tolerant Process Control Systems

    Describes the principles of use of fault-tolerant (redundant) components in SIMATIC PCS 7.

    SIMATIC manual S7 F/FH Automation Systems

    Readme for SIMATIC S7 F Systems V7.1

    Describes the configuration and programming of S7 F/FH failsafe systems using S7 F systems.
    Contains important information which must be taken into account when installing and using the S7 F system optional package in PCS 7.

    What's new?

    Information on the differences between this version and the previous version of PCS 7

    Required basic knowledge

    General knowledge in the area of automation engineering and basic knowledge of PCS 7 is required to understand this documentation. You also need to know how to use PCs with Windows operating systems.
    The following documentation provides basic information on working with PCS 7:

    • Configuration manual Process Control System PCS 7; Engineering System
    • Configuration manual Process Control System PCS 7; Operator Station
    • Getting Started Process Control System PCS 7; Part 1

    Software update up to PCS 7 V7.1.3

    Up to PCS 7 version 7.1.3, the update process for all projects comprises a number of steps. You will receive the necessary instructions with the associated software packages.

    Conventions

    In this documentation, the names of elements in the software interface are specified in the language of this documentation. If you have installed a multi-language package for the operating system, some of the designations will be displayed in the base language of the operating system after a language switch and will, therefore, differ from the designations used in the documentation.

    Changes compared with previous versions

    Below, you will find an overview of the most important changes compared with previous versions:

    As of PCS 7 V8.0 SP1

    • User-configurable message classes
    • Redundant, fault-tolerant terminal bus based on the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP)
    • Process Historian
      • - Redundant Process Historian
      • - Migration of the central archive server (CAS) to Process Historian
        You can find additional information on this in the "WinCC Classic Information System".
    • Updating computers using the SIMATIC Management Console
      You can find information on this in the online help SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7; SIMATIC Management Console.

    As of PCS 7 V8.0 Update 1

    • Use of the PCS 7 Library V6.1 SP1 Update 17. This library allows the software update of projects from PCS 7 V6.1 SP4 to PCS 7 V8.0 Update 1 without an automation system STOP, although the project must first be updated to PCS 7 V7.1 SP3.

    As of PCS 7 V8.0:

    • Use of the Advanced Process Library (APL) V8.0 as standard library for configuration.

    PCS 7 V7.1 or higher:

    • PCS 7 setup automatically installs the necessary hotfixes and SQL server.
    • Use of OS clients as maintenance clients (default configuration for an OS client in terms of the maintenance server)
    • You can find information on Microsoft Windows settings and security settings in the whitepaper SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7; Security Information Note
      This can be downloaded via the Internet at Customer Support under the following entry ID 26462131
    • Information on virus scanners can be found in the whitepaper SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7; Security Information Note; Setting Virus Scanners
      This can be downloaded from the Customer Support website under the following entry number 26366540.
    • The architecture for SIMATIC PDM has been modified.
      You can find additional information on this in the section "How to configure the SIMATIC PDM Server".

    See also

    internal link Licensing with the Automation License Manager

    internal link How to Prepare the Software Update with Central Archiving

    internal link How to Configure Extensions for Online Trend Control



     

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