Creating a Firmware Update Plan

Create an appliance plan to deploy and install firmware updates.

Firmware update plans allow you to manage deployment of firmware updates to your deployed Deep Discovery Inspector appliances.

Firmware updates can only be deployed to compatible appliances. If you are unable to select the target appliance you want to update, verify the version and language of the target appliance.


Network Inventory only supports appliance plans for Deep Discovery Inspector version 6.5 Patch 1 or later. Upgrade your appliances to the latest version to ensure you can deploy plans through Network Inventory.

Target appliances automatically restart after installing firmware updates.

  1. Go to Network Security Operations > Network Inventory > Deep Discovery Inspector Appliances.
  2. Click Manage and select Appliance plans.
  3. Create a plan.
    • To create a new plan, click Add Plan and select Firmware upgrade.

    • To copy a plan, select the plan you want to duplicate and click Copy.

  4. Specify a unique Plan name.
  5. Select the Firmware upgrade you want to deploy.
  6. Select one or more Target appliances.

    The target appliance list only displays compatible Deep Discovery Inspector appliances. If the appliance you want to deploy the plan to does not appear on the list, you may need to update the appliance or review the system settings.

  7. Select the Deployment schedule.
    • Immediate: The plan begins deployment after saving.

    • Custom: The plan begins deployment at a specified time.

    If you select Custom, configure the deployment schedule settings to prevent the plan from executing at an unexpected time.

    • Date: The date to begin plan deployment.

    • Package download period: The time period when the target appliance can download the plan package.

    • Execution start time: When the target appliance executes the plan.

    • Custom deployment schedules deploy based on the appliance system clock.

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

    • If the download period includes 12:00 am (00:00) within the specified range - for example, if you set the download period to 8:00 pm (20:00) to 4:00 am (04:00) - the target appliance downloads as soon as the plan deploys. To prevent the download from occurring immediately, set the end time of the period to 11:59 pm (23:59).

  8. (Optional) Specify a Description of the plan.
  9. Click Save.