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Downloading VROM and K-STAR Using the FastPath Manager
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Downloading VROM and K-STAR Using the FastPath Manager (886996-PV96)


Product: FastPath 4 v9.2 K-Star FastPath 5 v1.0
Component:
3rd Party Product(s): Release Date: Pending

Introduction
This document is for FastPath system administrators. It contains a description of how to download VROM Version 5.1 to a FastPath 5 and K-STAR Version 9.1.2 to a FastPath 4 or 5 using the FastPath Manager Version 5.3.

Downloading Using the FastPath Manager
The FastPath Manager can be used to download VROM on FastPath 5s and to download K-STAR on both FastPath 4s and 5s, if the FastPath is not password protected.

Downloading VROM
Follow the instructions in this section to download VROM Version 5.1:

1.
Remove your FastPath 5 from its network and set it up on a 2-node network. Refer to Technical Tip #8 for information on setting up a 2-node network.
2.
Launch the FastPath Manager application by double clicking its icon.
3.
Select the Find All command from the Gateways menu to get a listing of all available FastPaths.
Note: Your FastPath should be the only one listed on the 2-node network.
4. Open the FastPath by double-clicking on it or by highlighting it and clicking Open.
5.
Select the Save Configuration File command in the File menu to save the configuration to disk.
6.
Enter a name for your configuration file in the dialog box and click Save.
7.
Turn off power to the FastPath.
8.
Locate the pin reset hole for the FastPath you are resetting.
9.
Insert a straightened paper clip into the pin reset hole (the reset switch is about 1/2" inside the hole). You can feel the reset switch click (or stop) when you insert the paper clip. Hold the paper clip firmly in this position.
10.
While still holding the paper clip on the reset switch, press the appropriate unit enable button for that unit, or in the FastPath brick, turn the power switch on.
11.
Wait 5 seconds and then remove the paper clip.
The FastPath lights on the front of the FastPath go through the normal self-test sequence and then the Power light starts flashing yellow.
12.
Select the Find All command from the Gateways menu to locate the FastPath.
13.
Open the FastPath by double-clicking on it or by highlighting it and clicking Open.
14.
Select the Download a File command in the File menu.
15.
Select the kfps5vrom Version 5.1 11/25/91 file by double-clicking it or by highlighting it and clicking Open.
16.
Once the download process is complete, click Go.
17.
Proceed to the next section to download K-STAR Version 9.1.2.

Downloading K-STAR
Follow the instructions in this section to download K-STAR Version 9.1.2:

Note: The FastPath 4 and 5 are generically referred to as FastPath throughout this section.

1.
Select the Find All command from the Gateways menu to locate the FastPath.
2.
Highlight and double-click on the FastPath that you want to open.
3.
Click Pause.
4.
Select the Open Configuration File command in the File menu.
5.
Select the configuration file that you want to open by double-clicking on it or by highlighting it and clicking Open.
6.
Select the Name command in the Gateways menu to enter the correct name for the FastPath.
(The FastPath Manager Version 5.3 does not save the FastPath name as part of the configuration.)
7.
Enter a name for the FastPath and click OK.
8.
Select the Download a File command in the File menu.
9.
Select the K-STAR Version 9.1.2 12/08/92 file and double-click on it or click Open.
10.
Once the download is complete, click Go in the main dialog box.
The FastPath restarts and the Power light is solid green.
11.
Allow the FastPath 1 minute to stabilize, then click Log to check the log entries. Confirm that the FastPath is properly configured for your network.
12.
Turn off the FastPath and restore it to its normal position on the network.
13.
Power on the FastPath. Allow the FastPath 1 minute to stabilize, then check the log entries to confirm that the FastPath is properly configured for your network.


CAUTION
The contents of this document have not been technically reviewed by Shiva, please use this information at your own risk.

Disclaimer
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