[KBA-77608] HID controllers remain offline in Security Center 5.6 - Security Center 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
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2017-08-03

[KBA-77608] HID controllers remain offline in Security Center 5.6

This article explains why HID controllers might disconnect and remain offline in Security Center 5.6.

Symptoms

HID controllers disconnect and remain offline in Security Center 5.6. The controller cannot be pinged and its web page becomes inaccessible over the network. The unit's Default Gateway is set to the unit's IP address, as shown in the image below.

Network settings from an HID controller's webpage

Cause

A coding issue. This issue affects HID controllers that are located on a different subnet from the Access Manager server.

Workaround

For Security Center 5.6 GA:
None. You must upgrade to Security Center 5.6 SR3.
For Security Center 5.6 SR1 or 5.6 SR1 CU1:
Install Hotfix HF1025825-01-5.6SR1.CU1.781.1044.exe to prevent this issue from occurring.
For Security Center 5.6 SR2:
Install Hotfix HF1025825-01-5.6SR2.888.42.exe to prevent this issue from occurring.
IMPORTANT: The hotfix only prevents the issue from reoccuring. From the controller's web page, you must change the Default Gateway value of the affected controllers to the correct IP address manually. The affected controller's web page is accessible from a computer that is connected to the same subnet as the device.

Status

This issue is resolved in Security Center 5.6 SR3.