Adding a Hotfix / Critical Patch / Firmware Deployment Plan

Use this type of plan to deploy product updates and upgrades to compatible appliances.

  1. Go to Appliances > Plans and click on Add.

    The Add Plan screen appears.

  2. Type a plan name with a maximum of 256 characters.
  3. Select Hotfix / Critical patch / Firmware as type.
  4. (Optional) Type a description.
  5. Select a hotfix, critical patch, or firmware file from the list.

    Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode) displays the list of files that are available in the repository. Verify that the file matches the product and language of the target appliances.

  6. Select target appliances. Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode) only displays compatible appliances.

    Installing updates automatically restarts the target appliances.

  7. Specify the schedule.
    • Custom: Deploys the plan, downloads the files, and executes the plan as specified.

      • Deployment start: Date at which this plan will be deployed.


        Plans are always deployed at 12:00 am (00:00) of the selected date.

      • Download period: Period during which appliances are allowed to download the files required to execute the plan.

        • If the download period is set from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am, appliances will start downloading files around 12:00 am immediately after the plan is deployed, not at 8:00 pm the following day.

        • Setting the download period from 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm (or increase the margin) prevents the appliances from downloading files around 12:00 am immediately after the plan is deployed.

      • Execution start: Date and time at which this plan will be executed.


        Select By schedule to prevent the plan from executing at an unexpected time.

    • Immediate: Starts immediately after the plan is saved.

  8. Click Save.