This article explains which firmware update settings will be effective when several concurring settings are assigned to your devices. Firmware update settings can be defined locally on the device, by one or more profiles, or by one or more Universal Firmware Update.
General Order of Priority
Generally, the order of priority is as follows, from highest to lowest priority:
- Universal Firmware Update
- Local settings
For details, see the following sections.
Universal Firmware Update vs. Profile
If both a Universal Firmware Update and a profile that contains update settings are assigned to your device, the Universal Firmware Update has priority over the profile. This is also valid if the profile is a master profile; for further information, see Prioritization of Profiles.
The following settings under System > Update > Firmware Update are overwritten by the Universal Firmware Update:
- Server name
- Server path
Profile vs. Local Settings
The settings of a profile always overwrite the local settings.
Universal Firmware Update vs. Universal Firmware Update
If several Universal Firmware Updates are assigned to one device, the rules described below apply.
Assignment to Different Levels in a Hierarchical Order of Folders
If several Universal Firmware Updates are assigned to a device via different folders and subfolders, the one that is closest to the device has priority over all others.
Example: A Universal Firmware Update for IGEL OS 10.05.100 is assigned to a folder named "devices", which contains our device. Another Universal Firmware Update which contains IGEL 10.06.100 is assigned to a folder named "teamA". The folder "teamA", on this part, contains the folder "devices". As a result, the devices will be updated to IGEL OS 10.05.100 (or keep IGEL OS 10.05.100) because the Universal Firmware Update for IGEL OS 10.05.100 is closer to the device in the folder hierarchy.
Assignment on the Same Level
If several Universal Firmware Updates are assigned to a device on the same hierarchical level, the one with the highest ID has priority over the others.
To find the ID of a Universal Firmware Update, move the mouse pointer over the Universal Firmware Update in question and read the tooltip:
In this example, the ID is 7818.
Only those Universal Firmware Updates are effective which are compatible with the device.