Deploy Firmware

This screen lets you configure a deployment, whether triggered from resource groups, individual resources, or the Image Repository screen. Deployment validates the selected image is appropriate for the selected devices, or appropriate devices within a group.Notice you can Add Schedule to schedule this deployment rather than Execute it immediately. Click Save if you schedule this deployment, or Close to abandon your edits.

When you add firmware to the Image Repository for Dell 35xx and 55xx devices, you must add both the boot image and firmware image together to deploy to these devices.

You may see multiple options for selecting the configuration file to backup for PowerConnect (not Force10) devices. Layer 2 Powerconnect switches have just running and startup options while the Layer 3 router has running, startup and backup options, so different options appear for the two sets of switches. When you do file backup for a group of devices, all those options are combined. Select only the top entry selection for execution.

Deploy Firmware

To deploy firmware, follow these steps:

1. Make sure you have an FTP / TFTP server correctly configured. See File Management.

2. Right click a device in Managed Resources or the groups or Image Repository pages and select File Management > Deploy.

3. The Deploy Firmware screen appears.

You can Select OS Image in the top panel, and configure deployment with the following fields:

OS Image -- Select an image. It must already have been uploaded in the Image Repository.

Description -- A text description of the image.

Version -- The image version.

Device Driver -- The device driver associated with this image.

Image Type -- A read-only reminder of the type of image.

Select Targets for Deployment -- Select targets for deploying the image. This defaults to the device right-clicked in Managed Resources to initiate this action, or devices that match the selected file you want to deploy. You can then click the Add Equipment button (again, restricted to devices that match the deploy file’s type). You can also remove devices from the target list with the Remove All button. Notice the Status column in the table of targets shows whether the OS deployment is supported or not.

You can also select devices, then change the OS selection so a potential mismatch will occur. This will likely trigger rejection of the deployment by the device, but is not a recommended experiment.

Device Options -- The appearance of the Device Options panel, at the bottom of this screen, depends on the device selected in the Targets panel. These vendor-specific fields let you fine-tune the deployment.

4. Click one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen to initiate the next backup action.

Add Schedule opens the scheduling screen to let you automate the backup you have configured on a specified date, time, or repetition. See How to: Schedule Actions.

Execute performs the backup immediately. The Results tab in this screen opens, displaying the message traffic between Open Manage Network Manager and the device(s). See Audit Trail Portlet.

Save preserves this configuration without scheduling or executing it.

Close closes this screen without saving the configured backup.