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Managing System Updates and Snapshots from the SMS!

    • Updated:
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • TippingPoint Virtual SMS
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Summary

On the Device Configuration - System Updates screen, you can manage software versions and snapshots for a specific device. The SMS maintains a history of versions installed for your device. Through the Previous TOS Versions section, you may rollback to a previous version of the device software.

Note: Prior to rolling back to a software version, make sure to review the release notes for any specific notations and warnings regarding the functionality for that version.

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System Snapshot

Through the System Snapshot section, you can manage the snapshots taken of device filters and settings. You can create these snapshots through the Device Configuration screen for a specific device. Creating a new snapshot places a copy on the device. Archiving a snapshot places a copy on the SMS. Deleting a snapshot removes the system snapshot from the device and, if present, the snapshot on the SMS.

 

How To: Common Task

  1. Log in to the SMS from a client.
  2. On the SMS toolbar, navigate to the Devices->All Devices tab screen.
  3. On the left navigational menu, select the device and expand the entry
  4. Select the System Update entry. The Device Configuration - System Update screen displays.

 

How To: Rollback to a Previous Version

  1. From the Previous TOS Versions table, select a software version entry.
  2. Click Previous Version Rollback and follow any instructions.

Note: Prior to rolling back to a software version, make sure to review the release notes for any specific notations and warnings regarding the functionality for that version.

 

How To: Delete a Previous TOS Version

  1. From the Previous TOS Versions table, select a software version entry.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. A confirmation message displays. Select the appropriate action to delete the entry.

 

How To: Create a New System Snapshot on the Device

  1. From the System Snapshots area, click New.
  2. A new snapshot image is created of the device and the entry displays in the table.

Note: The snapshot procedure may take time. Allow sufficient time for the How To complete.

 

How To: Import a System Snapshot From File

  1. From the System Snapshots area, click Import. A file browsing window displays.
  2. Browse to and select the local file. Click OK.
  3. The system uploads the snapshot to the list of entries.

 

How To: Export a System Snapshot to File

  1. In the System Snapshots table, select a snapshot to export.
  2. Click Export. A file browsing window displays.
  3. Select a location for the file export.
  4. The system exports the snapshot to a file.

 

How To: Archive a System Snapshot to the SMS

  1. In the System Snapshots table, select a snapshot to archive.
  2. Click Archive to SMS. The system archives the snapshot to the SMS.

 

How To: Restore from a System Snapshot

  1. In the System Snapshots table, select a snapshot to rollback to and click Restore. When you rollback, the snapshot overwrites all settings for a profile to the device with the snapshot settings.
  2. The system may prompt with a warning or further steps.

    Note: The snapshot procedure may take time, allow sufficient time for the procedure to complete.

 

How To: Delete a System Snapshot

  1. In the System Snapshots table, select a snapshot to delete.
  2. Click Delete. A confirmation message may display. Select the appropriate option to delete the snapshot.

IMPORTANT! This action deletes the system snapshot from the device and, if present, the snapshot on the SMS.

 

Reference: SMS User Guide

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