4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2015 9:39 AM by mike18

    Download updates on Dashboard

    mike18

      Hi Everyone,

       

      On Mcafee Firewall Dashboard i see  Download Updates

       

      Below that i see

      A/V signatures

      App signature

      Geo-Location

      IPS signature

      Smartfilter updates

       

      Below that i see Perform updates.

       

      Need to know if i click on perform updates will it cause firewall to reboot?

      Will it stop passing and inspecting the traffic while installing the updates?

       

      Regards

       

      Mike

        • 1. Re: Download updates on Dashboard
          PhilM

          No, I don't believe any of the signature/pattern updates cause the appliance to re-boot. The underlying services may quietly restart in the background so that they are able to recognise the new data files, but not a full reboot. Normally I wouldn't use this button to perform updates. Under the Maintenance branch of the Admin Console menu structure you will find a screen that allows you to schedule these updates and you can configure this process to run in the middle of the night.

           

          -Phil.

          • 2. Re: Download updates on Dashboard
            mike18

            Hi Phil,

             

            I do see we have automatic updates scheduled.

             

            I see tab  update database now  what does this do ?

            will it install the updates manually when i click on it?

             

            Regards

            Mike

            • 3. Re: Download updates on Dashboard
              PhilM

              will it install the updates manually when i click on it?

               

              Yes. If I recall, you will then be prompted whether to perform the download in the background. If you do, you will get control of the Admin Console GUI again in order to carry out other tasks. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the updates to complete before that Admin Console instance will allow you to do anything else.

               

              -Phil.

              • 4. Re: Download updates on Dashboard
                mike18

                Many thanks Phil

                 

                Mike