Luna PED Firmware 2.8.0

Luna PED firmware 2.8.0 was released in December 2017, pre-installed on the new USB-powered Luna PED hardware.

New Features and Enhancements

Thales is pleased to announce the availability of Luna HSM PIN Entry Device (PED) v2.8. The v2.8 PED contains new hardware that enables the PED to be USB-powered; there is no longer a requirement for an external power adapter. Luna PED v2.8 is functionally equivalent to your existing (pre-generation) PEDs and is compatible with HSM versions, 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x.

Luna PED v2.8 ships with firmware 2.8.0. Note that you cannot upgrade older Luna PEDs to the 2.8.0 version; they require a separate power adapter for remote PED and upgrade use. The model number on the manufacturer's label identifies the refreshed PED: PED-06-0001.

To use the new USB-powered Luna PED

1.Ensure the Luna HSM Client software is installed on the Windows computer that will act as the PEDserver to your Luna HSM. Installing the Remote PED component of the Luna HSM Client installs the required driver.

2.Connect the Luna PED to the computer where you installed the Remote PED component of the Luna HSM Client using the USB micro connector on the Luna PED and a USB port on your computer.

3.After you connect the Luna PED to the host computer, it will take 30 to 60 seconds for initial boot-up, during which time a series of messages are displayed, as listed below:

BOOT V.1.1.0-1

CORE V.3.0.0-1

Loading PED...


4.After the boot process is complete, the Luna PED displays Local PED mode and the Awaiting command... prompt. Your Luna PED is now ready for use.

5.To enter Remote PED mode, if needed, exit Local PED mode with the < key, and from the Select Mode menu, select option 7 Remote PED.