V-Panel Upgrade - Using SolarWinds TFTP Server

On a Windows machine, create a directory at the root level of C drive called “release”

Place the following files in the directory

Located in Drivers > Panel_Software > V-Series > Main-Board…

Root File System - rootfs.cramfs

Panel Application - sbin.jffs2

Panel Kernel - vmImage

Panel UBOOT TFTP Image - u-boot.ldr

 

Setup a dedicated Ethernet port (or adapter) on the laptop

Assign a static IP of: 172.16.5.50

Assign a subnet mask of: 16-bit (255.255.0.0)

 

Download SolarWinds TFTP Client from SolarWinds

As of 12.29.2021 - Download Here

Install the SolarWinds TFTP Client

 

Setup the TFTP Server by going to File > Configure

General > Storage > Browse and select the file path to be C:\

Server Bindings > Server Bindings > Use Custom server binding

Add the IP of 172.16.5.50 and click the GREEN PLUS ICON

Select OK and verify Server is Started/Running

 

Upgrade the panel

Connect an ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on a V-Series Panel to the Ethernet port assigned to TFTP

On the panel

Press and hold MAIN + AUX and pin reset (keep holding MAIN + AUX)

When the 4 lights in the upper left start flashing, release MAIN + AUX

Press and Release H/S then press and release Shift

-TFTP will show the U-Boot code copy and complete

 

Once rebooted, Press and hold MAIN + AUX and pin reset (keep holding MAIN + AUX)

When the 4 lights in the upper left start flashing, release MAIN + AUX

Press and release Shift

-TFTP will show the Kernel, Root File System, and Application codes copy and complete

 

Once rebooted, connect back to EHX and run the display module upgrades centrally