How to upgrade from Continuum v1.4

Issue

How to upgrade from Continuum v1.4

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Continuum Cyberstation

Cause

What are the steps in upgrading from Continuum 1.4

Resolution

For a smaller site it may be quicker and more reliable to install the current Cyberstation version, then upload from the controller, this has the advantage of ensuring you have a clean database. The alarms, workstations etc, would needs to be rebuilt from scratch.

If the current database is clean (Passing continuum analyzer is NOT proof of a clean database, only a helpful initial step) and it is decided to upgrade the existing database from 1.4, you will first need to upgrade to v1.5x, then follow Lessons Learned Article #4474.
The overall process can be a little complex as various operating systems need to be available/installed.

  1. See the Continuum Compatibility Matrix for details for the PC and Controller firmware requirements Lessons Learned Article #4240
  2. See the Continuum installation guides for the PC hardware requirements
  3. The v1.4 graphics could be .pan or .pin files. The .pan would need to be re-drawn as .pin files, in order to be compatible
  4. Run Continuum Analyzer before/after each upgrade, also run Continuum to ensure it runs correctly.