The Upgrade activity helps you manage the firmware for your fleet of systems deployed in the field. It provides access to all the your company’s registered systems, along with their status, last communication, and last reported firmware version.
The Upgrade activity has two sections:
Please note that not all functionality provided by the Unlimited FOTA Edition is available for all device types. Additional management features are provided to users of the full AirVantage Platform Edition.
see How to configure your dashboard? for more information.
The Systems list shows all the systems READY and DEPLOYED in your company along with some device information. You can find the description of the systems states in the Inventory display.
To change the columns displayed, click on the icon to the right of the column headers:
You can also change the display order by dragging a column header, or a column width by sliding the column edge.
See simple example below:
The filtered list can be saved as a group of systems, by using a label, which you can then reuse later to retrieve this group:
You can execute a number of device management operations from the Systems list.
|Details||Drill down to the detailed view of one system.|
|Synchronize||Retrieve the latest data from selected system(s).|
|Configure Communication||Change the heartbeat on one or multiple systems.|
|Reboot||Reboot one or multiple systems.|
|Upgrade Firmware||Launches a firmware upgrade on the selected system(s).|
|Edit||Change or update the components of your systems, for example to add a phone number to the subscription.|
|Change Labels||Add or remove labels.|
|Send SMS||Send SMS-based instructions to the device(s). Only available if you have appropriately configured an SMS account.|
|Wake Up||Send a wake up instruction to selected device(s).|
|Apply Workflow(s)||Apply several configuration operations in sequence to one or multiple systems. See How to configure systems using Apply Workflow(s)? for help.|
Depending on the capabilities of your system firmware/application, the operations actually available may differ from those listed above. Additional options are available to users of the full AirVantage Platform offer.
Most recent activity from the device is available from the device details screen. This page provides access into the device communications history as well as device configuration, direct access to AceManager by clicking on the IP address and other functions. check Device View page for details.
The details of a given system are accessed from the Systems list view clicking on the Details icon in the actions toolbar after selecting a system, or directly in the Actions column of the system.
Sierra Wireless team is pushing new firmware packages on AirVantage so you can keep your fleet up to date with the latest features and security patches.
There are two ways to launch a firmware upgrade.
Before upgrading, please ensure that the latest firmware is certified by your carrier. (You can find certification information for each firmware revision at Sierra Wireless Source
The Upgrade Status widget on the FOTA Edition Start Page identifies systems in need of firmware upgrades, and lets you apply the latest build to all systems of a device type with a single click.
Where all devices of a given type are already up to date, a green status icon is shown on the widget. If some or all devices of a given type need updating, an amber or red status is shown.
When clickin on the icon on the right to upgrade devices in bulk, you will be prompted for confirmation to upgrade to the latest firmware. If you want to choose another firmware than the default one, this will also be possible by searching in the list of available firmware.
Upgrade the firmware of one or a group of devices.
Before confirming an upgrade launch, either from the Upgrade Status widget or the Systems list, you can choose Advanced options:
The Upgrade menu’s Operations list displays all the device management operations executed on your fleet.
From here, select an operation and click on the View button to drill down and check the details of any operation. To show for example the devices to which it was applied, and why it may have failed.
The information shown depends on the type of operation. For certain operations, you may have the option to abort or relaunch.
For details of the types of Operations, see How to use Operations? for more information)
This section provides you with helpful procedures for common tasks.