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Automate the Download of Updates – ViPR SRM 3.6

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Online Update overview

Learn how to configure and use Online Update. Online Update automatically downloads the latest versions of the SolutionPacks and EMC M&R 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 Configuration > Online Update .
  4. Ensure that you are on the Settings tab.
  5. Type the username and password that you use for the EMC Online Support website.
  6. Test server connectivity by clicking the Test Server Connectivity icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
    If the test is successful, the icon becomes a green check mark.
  7. Click Save.
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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. On the Physical Overview page, click the <host_name> - Front End where the Online Update task needs to run.
  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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Running the 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. On the Physical Overview page, click the <host_name> - Front End where the Online Update task needs to run.
  4. Click Tasks.
  5. Type OnlineUpdate in the Search bar.
  6. Click the OnlineUpdate scheduled task.
  7. Click Run Now.
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Online Update Status

The Online Update Status tab indicates whether or not the last online update check was successful, provides the date and time of the last successful check, and lists any updates that are available for download.

Online Update Status

If a major update of the EMC M&R platform is detected, the Status tab includes a Major Update Status section that describes the version that is available, provides a link to the upgrade documentation, and includes a Start Download button.

Online Update Status with a major version update detected

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Downloading a major update

You can use Online Update to download a major version of the EMC M&R platform. You should only download a major version if you intend to immediately complete the full upgrade process.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Click Configuration > Online Update.
  4. Click the Status tab.
  5. Click Start Download. When the download is finished, the Download State will change from "Not Downloaded" to "Complete."
  6. Complete the upgrade process as described in the upgrade documentation.
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Online Update History

The Online Update History tab provides a download history with the names of the components, the version numbers, and the date and time of the downloads.

The History tab also allows you to search the download history for a particular component name or version number.

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Disabling the online update task

You can disable the Online Update task if you prefer to manually download the updates from the EMC Update server.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. On the Physical Overview page, click the <host_name> - Front End where the Online Update task needs to run.
  4. Click Tasks.
  5. Type OnlineUpdate in the Search bar.
  6. Click the OnlineUpdate scheduled task.
  7. Click Disable.
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