Software Auto Upgrade¶
The Auto Upgrade feature allows to update a flexiEdge device with the latest software. A flexiEdge device version is in the form of X.Y.Z where X is a major version, Y is a minor version and Z is a bug fix. flexiManage supports one major version backward compatibility. flexiEdge devices, which are two or more major version older than the current flexiEdge version will not be able to connect with flexiManage. It is recommended to always keep your flexiEdge devices up to date with the current version so you enjoy bug fixes and new features while also avoiding compatibility issues. Whenever a new version is available, a notification mark is shown near the devices that require an upgrade. In addition, the account owners would get an email about the new software version.
A flexiEdge device could be upgraded immediately or by a scheduled upgrade. Every flexiEdge version has a limit date. The flexiEdge device must be upgraded before that date, else, an automatic upgrade process will be initiated by flexiManageif on the limit date.
To upgrade now, select the device (or devices) that you want to upgrade. The “Actions” button will show up with the option to upgrade the device.
Verify number of selected devices, version to upgrade to and confirm the upgrade.
To schedule an upgrade, select the device (or devices) you want to upgrade. The “Actions” button will appear with the option to schedule the time of the upgrade. Enter the date and time in which you want the upgrade to take place. The system automatically uses the time zone set in your computer as the time zone for scheduling the upgrade.
When adding a tunnel that connects flexiEdge devices that are already scheduled for an upgrade, make sure that all devices connected via a tunnel are upgraded at the same time as tunnels may not work between incompatible versions.