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    Upgrade from BVMS v8, or v9, or v10.1 or v11.1.1 to BVMS v12.0.1 on DIVAR IP 7000 2U R2 (DIP-71xx)



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    Taking in consideration the outdated version of BVMS (8), the upgrade to BVMS 12.0.1 must be done in steps. Each version should not be more than ~two years apart. This prevents potential issues in the upgrade process. 

    1. from BVMS 8 to version 9
    2. then form BVMS 9 to version 10.1
    3. then from BVMS 10.1 to version 11.1.1
    4. then from BVMS 11.1.1 to 12.0.1


    note.png Please note, that previous BVMS release (12.0.1) was the last version supported for DIVAR IP 7000 R2 (DIP-71xx) appliances
    • Windows (Storage) Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), used in DIP-71xx, is only supported when updating your BVMS from version 10.1 or lower. MS SQL Server 2019, used as a standard version for BVMS 11.0 or higher, is not supported anymore on Windows (Storage) Server 2012 R2 (64-bit). Therefore, in case of an upgrade scenario, MS SQL Server will remain on version 2017 and such combination is still supported with BVMS 11.0 through BVMS 12.0.1.
      However, for this reason it is not possible to deploy new BVMS 11.0 or higher installation on Windows (Storage) Server 2012 R2, as MS SQL 2019 installation will fail. 
    • Windows (Storage) Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) is not supported for BVMS 12.1.0, and thus a DIP-71xx upgrade to this version is not supported.
    • Audit Trail feature is not supported and cannot be installed on DIVAR IP 7000 R2 (DIP-71xx) appliance, running Windows (Storage) Server 2012 operating system

    More info: BVMS_12.0.1_Release_Note


    check.png  Important note

    Before starting the upgrade process:

    •  export your BVMS configuration and keep it on a safe location (e.g. USB stick).

    It is advisable to export the configuration and then import it from previous BVMS version to the new one and then repeat the process.

    You can save the exported configuration on separate folders and rename the folder with version had at the moment you exported it for safety reasons.

    ⚠️ Valid active SMA is required for BVMS version upgrade on DIVAR IP.
    Before upgrading BVMS to a new version on DIVAR IP, please make sure you have appropriate licenses for the new version.


    Below are the steps that must be done to upgrade your system from BVMS 8 to BVMS 12.0.1:


    Step-by-step guide


    1. Back-up the configuration of BVMS 8

    2. Upgrade to BVMS 9 > (link for download below)

    download.png Download directly: Software (Bosch_Appliance - BVMS_Installer_09.00.0827.0107)

    also available on DIVAR IP 7000 2U product page > Downloads > Software


    a.) Download and unzip the Appliance BVMS Installer archive and copy the content to a USB drive

    b.) When the BVMS default screen is shown, press CTRL + ALT + DEL

    c.) Hold down the SHIFT key while clicking Switch User (not Log off)

    d.) Log in as BVRAdmin

    e.) Transfer the folder that contains the files Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe and from the USB drive to the BVRAdmin desktop

    f.) Double click Bosch_Appliance_BVMS_Installer_xx.xx.xxxx.exe inside the transferred folder.

    g.) Wait until the BVMS setup screen appears and select the upgrade option

    h.) Follow the installation procedure without changing any settings

    - The system may request a reboot and re-login during the installation or upgrade procedure.
    - The upgrade procedure can alternatively be performed via Remote Desktop connection.
    - The software upgrade requires a system reboot which results in a short (~ 5 min) recording gap.

    3. Import the exported BVMS 8 configuration in BVMS 9 in Configuration Client and then > Save > Save and Activate.

    4. Back-up the configuration of BVMS 9

     4. Upgrade from BVMS 9 to BVMS 10.1

    note.png Important note

    Because the 10.1 version is not available anymore to be downloaded, Central Technical Support team can provide you this SW version, but for that you have to provide them with some additional details:


    • Name:  
    • Address:
    • contact detail: 


    • Name:  
    • Address:
    • contact detail: 

    Site details:

    • Name:  
    • Address:
    • Contact Detail:
    • City/Country

    After the Central Technical Support team receive the above details, they will send you a document that must be signed by you and owner.


    5. After you receive and upgrade to version 10.1, please import in Configuration Client the saved BVMS 9 configuration file > Save > Save and Activate.

    6. Export the configuration from BVMS 10.1

    7. Upgrade from BVMS 10.1 to BVMS 11.1.1 > (Find below download link for software and release note):

    and follow the  steps above from a-h

    8. Import the saved BVMS 10.1 configuration backup in Configuration Client and then > Save > Save and Activate

    9. Upgrade the firewall rule after BVMS upgrade (article below)

    10. If you are using a transcoder, please follow the below guide and upgrade VRM from 32bits to 64bits:

    11. After the upgrade process is done, it is recommended to export the configuration from BVMS 11.1.1

    • Note: In terms of license activation process and compared to other versions of BVMS (<v11.0), the Bosch Remote Portal replaces the Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS), starting with BVMS v11.0. See detailed information here: BVMS - DIVAR IP licensing

      youtube.pngHow-to videos:

    How to upgrade a BVMS license to BVMS 11.0

    - How to activate the license for a new BVMS 11.0 system


    12. Export the configuration from BVMS 11.1.1

    13. Upgrade from BVMS 11.1.1 to BVMS 12.0.1 > (Find below download link for software and release note):

    and follow the steps above from a-h

    14. Import the saved BVMS 11.1.1 configuration backup in Configuration Client and then > Save > Save and Activate


    Nice to know.pngNice to know:

    1. Check the device compatibility list in relation with BVMS 12.0.1 ( page 8 )
    2. Bosch Building Technologies Software Service and Support definitions
    3. DIVAR IP Software Info Brief
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    Last update:
    ‎04-09-2024 04:06 PM
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