Would you like to learn how to upgrade the Firmware of an APC UPS? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to upgrade the firmware of an APC UPS using the web interface.

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APC UPS - Firmware Upgrade

First, we need to access the APC UPS web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the APC UPS.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

APC UPS Dashboard

Now, you need to verify the network management card firmware version.

On the webinterface, access the About menu and select the Network option.

apc ups firmware nmc

Verify your APC UPS network management card firmware version.

The network management card firmware must be 6.4.0 or higher.

apc ups network management card firmware

In our example, our network management card firmware version is 6.5.6.

APC UPS - Upgrading the Firmware

Now, you need to verify the APC UPS firmware version.

On the webinterface, access the About menu and select the UPS option.

apc ups firmware upgrade menu

Verify your APC UPS firmware version and identification number.

In our example, the APC UPS firmware version is 09.1.

In our example, the APC UPS firmware identification number is 20.

APc ups firmware version

Access the APC website support area and download the lastest version of firmware to your APC UPS.

apc ups firmware download

Before upgrade the Firmware, you need to turn off all UPS outlets.

Access the Control menu and select the UPS option.

apc ups control outlets

Select the option to turn off UPS outlets groups, click on the next button and then on the Apply button.

Wait the outlets to turn off.

apc ups turn off outlets

Access the Configuration menu and select the Firmware update option.

APC UPS Firmware update menu

Click on the Browse button and locate the APC UPS firmware image.

In our exampole, the APC UPS firmware image selected was SMT20UPS_09-9.enc.

apc ups firmware upgrade

Click on the Update UPS button and wait the firmware upgrade to finish.

You have finished the APC UPS firmware upgrade successfully.