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Updating the Network IPS without an internet connection

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Question

How do you update the Network IPS (GX) without an internet connection?

Answer

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. Log in 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 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.
  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. Log in 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 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. Schedule this accordingly.




Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Updates Firmware 4.6.1, 4.6.2

Historical Number

3563

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
Updates

Software version: 4.6.1, 4.6.2

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1435424

Modified date: 2013-06-11