Updating the Network Intrusion Prevention System without an internet connection

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How do you update the Network Intrusion Prevention System without an internet connection?

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This article describes how to manually apply firmware and intrusion prevention updates to a Network IPS without an internet connection.

For security content updates (XPUs) at firmware 4.x, follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to the IBM Security Download Center.

  2. Click the Download link located on the left hand side of the page, listed under My software.

  3. Under My Products, click IBM Security Content (PAM,CAM,AV). Then, under Product Lines, select Security Content Updates (CAM/PAM).

  4. Click the Update link for the latest version or the desired XPU version you wish to apply.

  5. Find the IBM Security Content Update (PAM) entry and click the HTTPS Download button to start the download process. This can be downloaded to the folder of your choosing.

  6. Once the file has completed downloading, locate the file and ensure it has a .pkg extension.
      Note: Some browsers may add a .zip extension to this. If it does, simply remove the .zip so that it ends with .pkg.

  7. Login to the Proventia Manager Local Management Interface (LMI).

  8. Click Manage System Settings. Then, under the Updates and Licensing section, click Administration.

  9. Click the Upload Update File link on the left hand side under Update tools.

  10. Now, browse to the XPU .pkg file we downloaded in Step 5 and click Upload.

  11. Once the upload has completed, click on the Intrusion Prevention tab.

  12. Click the Install Update button to start the installation.





For firmware updates at firmware 4.x , follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to the IBM Security Download Center.

  2. Click the Download link located on the left hand side of the page, listed under My software.

  3. Under My Products, click IBM Security Network IPS (GV/GX Series). Then, under Product Lines, select the appropriate product line.
      Note: The Proventia G2000 can be found under Proventia Network IPS (G Series).

  4. Find the desired firmware version and click the Firmware and Recovery Images link.

  5. Find the appropriate upgrade entry and click the HTTPS Download button to start the download process. This can be downloaded to the folder of your choosing.

  6. Once the file has completed downloading, locate the file and ensure it has a .pkg extension.
      Note: Some browsers may add a .zip extension to this. If it does, simply remove the .zip so that it ends with .pkg.

  7. Login to the Proventia Manager Local Management Interface (LMI).

  8. Click Manage System Settings. Then, under the Updates and Licensing section, click Administration.

  9. Click the Upload Update File link on the left hand side under Update tools.

  10. Now, browse to the firmware .pkg file we downloaded in Step 5 and click Upload.

  11. Once the upload has completed, ensure you are on the Firmware tab.

  12. Click the Install Update button to start the installation.
      Note: Firmware updates require the appliance to be rebooted. Please schedule this accordingly.





For security content updates (XPUs) at firmware 1.x , 2.x , or 3.x , follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to the IBM Security Download Center.

  2. Click the Download link located on the left hand side of the page, listed under My software.

  3. Under My Products, click IBM Security Content (PAM,CAM,AV). Then, under Product Lines, select Security Content Updates (CAM/PAM).

  4. Click the Update link for the latest version or the desired XPU version you wish to apply.

  5. Find the IBM Security Content Update (PAM) entry and click the HTTPS Download button to start the download process. This can be downloaded to the folder of your choosing.

  6. Once the file has completed downloading, locate the file and ensure it has a .pkg extension.
      Note: Some browsers may add a .zip extension to this. If it does, simply remove the .zip so that it ends with .pkg.

  7. Copy the package file to the Proventia device into the /var/spool/updates/ directory (you can use a program like WinSCP to do this).

  8. Login to the Proventia Manager Local Management Interface (LMI).

  9. Expand the Updates menu and click Tools. The License Agreement must be accepted to continue.

  10. On the Tools page, click Find Updates.

  11. The appliance displays your Update Status. Beneath the Installs header, you will see if there are either Firmware or Intrusion Prevention updates ready to install.

  12. To install Intrusion Prevention updates, click Install Now next to the Intrusion Prevention option.





For firmware updates at firmware 1.x , 2.x , or 3.x , follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to the IBM Security Download Center.

  2. Click the Download link located on the left hand side of the page, listed under My software.

  3. Under My Products, click IBM Security Network IPS (GV/GX Series). Then, under Product Lines, select the appropriate product line.
      Note: The Proventia G2000 can be found under Proventia Network IPS (G Series).

  4. Find the desired firmware version and click the Firmware and Recovery Images link.

  5. Find the appropriate upgrade entry and click the HTTPS Download button to start the download process. This can be downloaded to the folder of your choosing.

  6. Once the file has completed downloading, locate the file and ensure it has a .pkg extension.
      Note: Some browsers may add a .zip extension to this. If it does, simply remove the .zip so that it ends with .pkg.

  7. Copy the package file to the Proventia device into the /var/spool/updates/ directory (you can use a program like WinSCP to do this).

  8. Login to the Proventia Manager Local Management Interface (LMI).

  9. Expand the Updates menu and click Tools. The License Agreement must be accepted to continue.

  10. On the Tools page, click Find Updates.

  11. The appliance displays your Update Status. Beneath the Installs header, you will see if there are either Firmware or Intrusion Prevention updates ready to install.

  12. To install a Firmware update, click Install Now next to the Firmware option to begin the installation.
      Note: Firmware updates require the appliance to be rebooted. Please schedule this accordingly.



If the above information does not resolve your issue, contact IBM Security Systems Customer Support.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Not Applicable Firmware 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Historical Number

3563

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More support for:

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System

Software version:

1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1

Operating system(s):

Firmware

Reference #:

1435424

Modified date:

2013-06-11

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