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Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

I have 12 IDSM2 and 4 IDS 4235 managed through VMS, I configured automatic download of signature updates but I notice that S189 was missed.

Is it possible to apply the last Service Pack 4.1.5 from VMS? If yes do I simply have to download the file in the correct directory and apply it as a normal signature update or what method shall I use? I need to manage the update process centrally because my IDS systems are all remote.

Thanks for your help,

Chiara

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Re: Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

VMS does have the ability to push updates to the sensor. Updates include service packs, minor versions, and signature updates. You are correct in that VMS uses .zip files to update the sensors. If you were using the .pkg file then VMS will error on pushing this to the sensor.

Thanks

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Re: Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

Yes, you can apply 4.1(5) via VMS MC the way you describe. If you haven't had a problem with sigupdates you should not have a problem with the service pack. It will take longer though, note that after applying the service pack, sensorApp will rebuild its cache tables, which takes a few minutes depending on your sig config.

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Re: Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

I tried. There is no way to do it. VMS returns a bad file type and effectively the service pack is .rpm.pkg while files managed during updates by VMS are .zip containing .rpm.pkg and other files.

I manually did the update on every IDS by ftp and command line and where the update succeeded I had to re-import the sensor on VMS, otherwise the version was not aligned.

Is this the power of a central management platform?

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Re: Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

VMS does have the ability to push updates to the sensor. Updates include service packs, minor versions, and signature updates. You are correct in that VMS uses .zip files to update the sensors. If you were using the .pkg file then VMS will error on pushing this to the sensor.

Thanks

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Re: Upgrading IDSM2 and IDS 4235

Thanks a lot,

VMS didn't download SP automatically

and I was looking in wrong place on sw-center!

Chiara

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