What you will see
The VCC Import action returns a failure and the desired setting fails to be set.
Specifically, bundles that have IMAGING UNIT alert settings will fail if applied to a device with EC4 (.P416) or newer firmware.
|Devices with... |
VCC keys (bundle.zip) origination...
Pre-EC4 level FW...
Pre-EC4 bundle.zip with imaging unit alert settings
No problem updating to .P416 or greater.
|EC4 level FW...||Pre-EC4 bundle.zip with imaging unit alert settings||Imaging Unit alert failures when pre-EC4 bundle.zip file sent to EC4 device.|
|Pre-EC4 level FW...|
EC4 bundle.zip with imaging unit alert settings
Imaging Unit alert failures when EC4 bundle.zip file sent to a pre-EC4 device.
There is no impact to the device in either case; however, a mismatched VCC key causes this failure. A key for color "cyan" may now be a key for "imaging unit alerts" or vice versa.
This mostly affects monochrome printers and only impacts ~9 different possible bundles having a device configuration bundle that contains a supplies key for imaging units.
|And then... |
A pre-EC4* device is already configured...
|Upgrade FW.|| ...|
|A pre-EC4 device needs to be configured with a pre-EC4 bundle containing the supplies keys, and the device also needs to be upgraded to EC4...|
Send the pre-EC4 bundle containing the supplies keys.
|Update firmware to EC4.|
A pre-EC4 device needs to be configured with an EC4 bundle containing the supplies keys, and the device also needs to be upgraded to EC4...
Update firmware to EC4.
|Send the EC4 bundle.|
You would like to convert a pre-EC4 bundle to an EC4 bundle (send the pre-EC4 bundle to a device with pre-EC4 firmware)...
Update device to EC4 or later firmware, but only after the pre-EC4 device has been configured with pre-EC4 bundle.
|Export a new bundle. See xref_HO3877_xref|
*EC4 = .P416or greater
(Last decimal place value for the 'Base' code level as seen under Device Settings.)
EC4 Fix Explanation
The NPA ID of supplies is not a fixed value between various product families and the VCC (though a static map exists for VCC-to-NPA IDs). This mismatch results in the above reported condition.
Two .P416 (EC4) firmware fixes that will ensure bundles remain consistent for future versions of firmware:
A fix to correctly map the Supplies names to look up the correct NPA.*SUPPLY.* for the machine. This ensures any bundles created after updating firmware to .P416 will be consistent.
A fix that allows only settings that can take effect to be accepted; for example, a color laser printer may have a single imaging unit and not one per color cartridge. This means that supplies.imaging is the correct key, not supplies.blackPC as originally expected.
|# of IDs allocated for SUPPLY||Issue... ||An example...|
|12||VCC <> NPA ID position for supply value variable for different products|
|Maintenance Kit "SUPPLY"||Position|
The absence of values for individual C,M,Y supply settings means a monochrome printer's position for Maintenance kit falls into a different position.
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