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 3.6.0.4 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.

  1. From the console, click Servers > DataPower > Firmware > New.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Click Submit.


What to do next

After 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.


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Related concepts

  • WebSphere DataPower appliance manager overview


    Related tasks

  • Manage versions of sharable appliance settings
  • Update firmware versions for DataPower appliances

  • dpManagerCommands (AdminTask)