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How to upgrade Extreme Appliances using Extreme Management Center

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TitleHow to upgrade Extreme Appliances using Extreme Management Center
Objective
To upgrade appliances using the Extreme Management Center (XMC) tools. This makes sense when numerous external appliances need to be upgraded. 
Environment
XMC
Extreme Management Center
 
Procedure
First,
send the software for the appliances to the correct directory using WinSCP or other file transfer tool.

Put the files into the /root/firmware/images directory
For assistance with WinSCP, see the following.
How to use WinSCP to copy files to and from a Netsight / Extreme Control Center Appliance

Select the following to allow access to appliances to login.

Administration->Options->Inventory Manager->File Transfer->SCP Server Properties

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Select Network->Device
Using the Tree view,, select the devices to be upgraded. They can be done in multiples if selected by type and highlighted together.
Right Click on Selected appliances and Configuration->Set Configuration

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Select SCP as File transfer Mode, and Select Device Family Definition as needed to XXX-Appliance Upgrade -SCP, firmware download MIB should be Script

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Next we select to devices again to do firmware upgrade.

Select Network->Device
Using the Tree view,, select the devices to be upgraded. They can be done in multiples if selected by type and highlighted together.
Right Click on Selected appliances and Upgrade Firmware

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The following Dialogue box will appear. (Multiple device selection here for reference)
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Uncheck Restart Devices after upgrade. The device itself will restart if needed. This dialogue box may not be present in versions past 8.2 for appliances only.
Select Assign Image and Click OK

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Click Start from above screenshot.
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Click OK to begin download (Individual appliance download shown in current reference)

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Appliance shows status of upgrade.

 
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