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Schedule a Device Software Update

The Inventory Scheduled Upgrades screen is used to schedule automatic software updates for your network devices. The Scheduled Upgrade feature enables you to schedule automatic updates to specific network devices during specific time windows (e.g., non-business hours) to ensure minimal network disruption. You can create, edit, execute, activate, deactivate and delete scheduled updates. Configured scheduled updates are displayed in the Scheduled Upgrades List.

To configure and manage automatic software update schedules, navigate to the Scheduled Upgrades screen by clicking on Inventory > Scheduled Upgrades under the “Configure” section of the OmniVista Cirrus Menu.

Note that scheduled updates can also be configured from the Device Catalog screen (Inventory > Device Catalog) by selecting a device(s) in the Device Catalog List and clicking on the Actions button. From the Actions drop-down menu, select the Edit Device > Schedule Software Upgrade option.

Important Note: It is recommended that you schedule software updates on devices so that they do not adversely affect network performance. For example, stagger updates for different devices in different time windows during non-busy hours.

Updating the Device to the Desired Software

Use on of the following methods to create a scheduled software update or initiate a software update without waiting for a scheduled time:

Editing a Scheduled Upgrade

Select a scheduled upgrade in the Scheduled Upgrades List, then select “Edit” from the “Actions” drop-down menu. The Edit Scheduled Upgrade screen opens. Edit the fields as described in Schedule a Device Upgrade from the Scheduled Upgrades List, then click on Save to retain changes to the scheduled upgrade.

Execute a Scheduled Upgrade

Select an schedule upgrade in the Scheduled Upgrades List which you want to execute, select “Execute” from the “Actions” drop-down menu.

Click on OK to confirm that you want to execute the Scheduled Upgrade(s) from the List .

Activate a Scheduled Upgrade

To Activate a Scheduled Upgrade, use one of the following methods for the Scheduled Upgrades you want to activate:

  • Select a Schedule Name by clicking on the checkbox next to the Scheduled Upgrades List, click on Actions, then select Activate from the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the dot icon under the “Actions” column next to the Scheduled Upgrades List, then select Activate from the drop-down menu.

When you select the Scheduled Upgrade you want to activate, the following confirmation prompt appears:

Click on OK to confirm that you want to activate the Scheduled Upgrade(s) from the List .

Deactivate a Scheduled Upgrade

To Deactivate a Scheduled Upgrade, use one of the following methods for the Scheduled Upgrades you want to deactivate:

  • Select a Schedule Name by clicking on the checkbox next to the Scheduled Upgrades List, click on Actions, then select Deactivate from the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the dot icon under the “Actions” column next to the Scheduled Upgrades List, then select Deactivate from the drop-down menu.

When you select the Scheduled Upgrade you want to deactivate, the following confirmation prompt appears:

Click on OK to confirm that you want to deactivate the Scheduled Upgrade(s) from the List .

Deleting a Scheduled Upgrade

Select an upgrade schedule in the Scheduled Upgrades List, select “Delete” from the “Actions” drop-down menu, then click Delete on the Confirmation Prompt.

After deleting a scheduled upgrade, the Desired Version of scheduled devices will change to “Do Not Upgrade” in Device Catalog

Scheduled Upgrade List

The Scheduled Upgrade List provides information on all scheduled upgrades.

  • Schedule Name - User-configured name for the scheduled upgrade.

  • Status - The status of the schedule upgrade.

    • Scheduled - The upgrade is scheduled to occur in the future. Note that if some of the devices in a Scheduled Upgrade were not upgraded during the configured time window, the status will change from "Upgrading" back to "Scheduled" until the next recurrence of the upgrade.

    • Upgrading - The upgrade is taking place within the configure time window.

    • Disabled - The scheduled upgrade was disabled when the time setting expired.

  • Groups - The Access Point Groups selected for upgrade.

  • Devices List -The devices being upgraded. Click on the devices in the column to view a full list of devices and additional information on each device, including the upgrade status of each device.

  • Start Date - The date and time the upgrade is scheduled to start.

  • End Date - The date and time the upgrade is scheduled to end.

  • Last Updated Date - The date and time the scheduled upgrade took place.

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