Add new firmware versions to the DataPower appliance manager
We can use the DataPower appliance manager to add a new firmware version to the DataPower appliance manager. Appliances that the DataPower appliance manager manages must have a 188.8.131.52 or higher firmware level.
Download one or more firmware versions from the IBM support site.
Complete the following steps to use the console to add a new firmware version.
- From the console, click Servers > DataPower > Firmware > New.
- Select either Upload from local system, or Upload from remote system.
If we select Upload from local system, the firmware version is uploaded to the DataPower appliance manager, from the local file system.
If we select Upload from remote system. the firmware version is uploaded to the DataPower appliance manager, from a remote file system.
- Specify the fully qualified name of the file that you are uploading.
If we do not know the fully qualified name of the file that you are uploading, we can use the browse function to search for the correct file.
- Optional: Add a description of this firmware version in the Comments field.
You might want to use this field to provide information that differentiates this firmware version from other firmware versions stored on the local or remote system.
After you enter the comment, click Apply.
- Click Submit.
What to do nextAfter a new firmware version is added, we can use the DataPower appliance manager to modify the settings for the new firmware version, add the new firmware version to a managed set, or delete the new firmware version when it is no longer needed.
- Modify settings for firmware versions
We can use the console to add new firmware versions to the DataPower appliance manager, or to delete existing firmware versions. We can also use the console to view the settings for the firmware versions that are on the DataPower appliance manager.
- Delete firmware versions
We can delete a firmware version from the DataPower appliance manager, unless a managed set is using that firmware version. We cannot delete a firmware version that a managed set is using.
- Firmware collection
Use this page to add a new firmware version to the appliance manager, view existing firmware versions, or delete a firmware version from the appliance manager. A firmware version must exist in the appliance manager before that version can be designated as the active firmware version for a managed set.
- Firmware settings
Use this page to specify firmware settings for a firmware version in the DataPower appliance manager. A firmware version is a firmware image of a specific level used with a specific appliance type, model type, and set of licensed features.
- Managed set firmware settings
Use this page to change the firmware on a managed set. We can upload a file from a local or remote file system. The firmware for a managed set, must have the same value for appliance type, model type and licensed features as the devices in the managed set.
- New firmware version settings
Use this page to upload a new firmware version from either a local or remote file system.
WebSphere DataPower appliance manager overview
Manage versions of sharable appliance settings Update firmware versions for DataPower appliances