Manage System Images
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Manage System Images


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SSL Visibility Appliance Software


Use the System Images option to load and manage SSL Visibility software.


SSL Visibility supports a maximum of six system image files. The image that is marked as the default image (True in the Default column—see image below) will be loaded the next time the appliance is rebooted. If the maximum number of images is stored on your system and you download another image, SSL Visibility deletes the oldest unlocked image to make room for the new image. To protect an image from being deleted, you can lock it (True in the Locked column).

Download a System Image from myBroadcom
Before you can install a system image on your appliance, you need to download the file from myBroadcom. To download software images, you need the following: The serial number of your appliance. To locate the serial number, go to (Platform Management) > Information in the WebUI. View the serial number under Chassis FRU Info. The serial number can also be found on the front panel LCD screen.

1. Log in to your myBroadcom account.
2. In My Entitlements, locate the serial number of the appliance.
3. Download the image and release notes for the new software version.
4 .Save the image on a system that you can access from the SSL Visibility appliance.

Add a System Image
System image files have a .bcsi extension, are digitally signed, and are checked before they are applied to the system. An invalid image file will not be applied. Image loading will fail if the appliance does not have a license installed or if your support contract has expired.

Note: Make sure you have downloaded the system image file from myBroadcom.

1. From the ( Platform Management ) menu, select System Images.
2. Click Add  to add a new system image file. The Download/Upload System Image dialog opens.

3. If the system image (obtained from Symantec) is located on a web server, provide the URL on the Download tab and click OK to add the file. If the system image is on the local machine, select the Upload tab and click Choose File to navigate to the file.

Note: If the appliance already has six images, the oldest unlocked image on the system is replaced with the new image.

When the download or upload is complete, the system prompts you to reboot with the new system image. If you cancel the reboot, the new system image displays at the top of the System Images panel as the Default, and will be applied at the next reboot.

The following items will automatically be restored after the new system image is booted:
- System log
- Management configuration (NTP, hostname, IP, timezone, date)
- Policy (rulesets and segment definitions)
- PKI store
- User database
- Alerts configuration
- SNMP configuration
- Remote logging configuration
- License
- Remote authentication configuration

Edit System Image Settings
When you edit a system image, you can:
- Lock the image so that it can't be inadvertently deleted
- Make the image the default image so that it will be loaded the next time the appliance is rebooted.

To change an image settings:
1. From the ( Platform Management ) menu, select System Images.
2. Select the image to edit.
3. Click Edit to open the Edit System Image dialog.

4. Select the Default and/or Locked check boxes to set or clear the settings.
5. Click OK and Apply the changes.

For the currently booted image, the Running status is True. If the running image is the default, the Default check box cannot be edited. When you change the default system image, the system prompts you to reboot with the new default system image.