Automate the Download of Updates in EMC® ViPR SRM

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Online Update overview

Online Update automatically downloads the latest versions of the SolutionPacks and the EMC M&R Foundation components from the EMC Update server to the Module Repository on the Centralized Management (CM) server. In a multi-server environment, the downloaded modules are distributed to all of the remote servers managed by the CM server.

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Configuring server settings for online updates

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Click Online Update.
  4. Type the username and password that you use for the EMC Online Support website.
  5. Click Save.
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Online Update Status

The Online Update Status page provides the following information:



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Enabling the online update task

Enable the Online Update task to download the latest updates from the EMC Update server automatically.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. In the Physical Overview page, click <host_name> - Front End on which the Online Update task needs to be executed.
  4. Click Tasks.
  5. Type OnlineUpdate in the Search bar.
  6. Click the OnlineUpdate scheduled task.
  7. Click Enable.
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    By default, this task is set to run once everyday at 12AM. You can customize the task schedule by editing the configuration file.

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Disabling the online update task

Disable the Online Update task to manually download the updates from the EMC Update server.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. In the Physical Overview page, click <host_name> - Front End on which the Online Update task needs to be executed.
  4. Click Tasks.
  5. Type OnlineUpdate in the Search bar.
  6. Click the OnlineUpdate scheduled task.
  7. Click Disable.
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Executing online update task manually

At any time, you can run the Online Update task manually to access the available updates.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. In the Physical Overview page, click <host_name> - Front End on which the Online Update task needs to be executed.
  4. Click Tasks.
  5. Type OnlineUpdate in the Search bar.
  6. Click the OnlineUpdate scheduled task.
  7. Click Run Now.
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