Updates initiated by the system
The devices can be configured to automatically check on start-up or shutdown whether a firmware update is available and install it.
Procedure for system-side initiated firmware update
Depending on the configuration, the devices check on each system start or shutdown whether a firmware update is necessary.
An update is necessary, if the image definition file on the web server specified by the firmware configuration has changed compared to the local version. The devices determine the delta between the software packages defined by the image definition file on the web server (image) and the locally installed software packages. If a delta exists, a firmware update is necessary.
If a firmware update is necessary, a device downloads all software packages defined in the image that are not yet on its update partition from the web server or proxy server.
Subsequently, the installation starts.
Since the update is initiated by the device, in this case, the firmware parameters locally stored on the device are used.
Exception for VPN connections
If Check for new version on start is configured and the VPN connection can only be set up after the eLux desktop is loaded, the firmware will not be updated regardless of whether an update is necessary.1 The user can continue working without interruption.
For devices connected via the Scout Cloud Gateway, the option can be used without limitation.
Configuring firmware updates initiated by the system
For the relevant devices , in the device configuration, under Firmware, select Check for new version on start or Check for new version on shutdown.
If you choose Check for new version on start, additionally set User confirmation options and whether you want the system partition to be formatted before the update is performed.2
For further information, see Configuring firmware updates.
After the devices have received the new device configuration, the option to check for new firmware versions becomes active.