Keeping the System up-to-date


Software updates fix newly discovered vulnerabilities in IGEL OS and applications. This means that keeping up with updates is one of the most important measures in securing IGEL OS systems.


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You can use the Universal Firmware Update feature in UMS to check for updates for your endpoint devices managed by UMS.

Test an IGEL OS update on one or more sample devices to see whether all features you require work, before you roll the update out to production.
  1. Assign an update to one or more endpoint devices:
  2. Launch the update process:
    • Manually: In UMS right-click a device or a directory and select Update & snapshot commands > Update or Update on Shutdown from the context menu.
    • As a scheduled job in UMS:
    1. Right-click Jobs in the navigation tree.
    2. Select New Scheduled Job.
    3. Enter a Name.
    4. Select Update, Update on Boot or Update on Shutdown as the Command.
    5. Complete the configuration of the task, see Details.
    6. Assign the task to thin clients or directories.
Last update: January 16, 2019