How to do firmware upgrades through Central? What is the difference between "automatic" and "manual" firmware upgrades?

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Environment This article applies to Aruba Instant or higher versions and managed by Aruba Central.



Aruba Central can initiate a firmware upgrade of virtual controller and its member IAPs. Users can perform an instant upgrade or schedule it to a later date and time. The upgrade can also be manual or automatic; which means you can manually select the firmware version or you can leave it to Central for selecting the latest version.

NOTE: Firmware upgrades are not specific to a group. It is specific to a virtual controller.

Follow these steps to view the latest firmware and the list of active virtual controllers (
irrespective of their groups) and to upgrade the firmware, follow these steps:

1. Click 
All Groups and then navigate to Maintenance -> Firmware.  

NOTE: Latest firmware shown in Aruba Central may vary from the one shown in Aruba Support website.


2. Select the Virtual Controller from the list and click on Upgrade Firmware.


3. Select Manual (or) Automatic to initiate an upgrade or to schedule it later.

4. Enter the required details and save the configuration.
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