Deleting firmware updates

You can delete firmware updates and UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) from the firmware-updates repository.

Before you begin

Ensure that all running or scheduled update jobs that use a firmware-compliance policy that contains the firmware updates to be deleted are completed or canceled (see Monitoring jobs).

Ensure that the update is not being used in a firmware-compliance policy before deleting the update. You cannot delete firmware-update packages that are currently used in one or more firmware-compliance policies.

Deleting a UXSP also deletes the firmware-compliance policy that was automatically created for that UXSP.

Procedure

To delete one or more firmware updates from the repository, complete the following steps.

  1. Unassign all firmware-compliance policies that contain the firmware updates to be deleted from all managed devices.
    1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Apply/Activate. The Firmware Updates Apply/Activate page is displayed.
    2. Select "No assignment" or select another firmware-compliance policy in the Assigned Policy column for the managed devices that use the firmware-compliance policy.
  2. Delete all user-defined firmware-compliance policies that contain the firmware updates to be deleted, or edited the firmware-compliance policies to remove the firmware updates to be deleted.
    1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Compliance Policies. The Firmware Updates Compliance Policies page is displayed.
    2. Select the firmware-compliance policy, and then select the Delete icon (Delete icon) to delete the policy, or click the Edit icon (Edit icon) to remove the firmware updates from the policy.
  3. Delete the firmware updates.
    • Individual firmware updates

      1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Firmware Updates: Repository. The Firmware Updates Repository page is displayed.

      2. Click the Individual Updates tab.

      3. Select one or more firmware updates to be deleted.

      4. Click the Delete only images icon (Delete only images icon to delete only the image or payload file (.zip, .bin, .uxz, or .tgz). Information about the update, remains so that you can easily download the update again. Or click the Delete full update packages icon (Delete full update packages icon to delete the full update packages, including the image or payload file, change history file (.chg), readme file (.txt), and metadata file (.xml).

      When you delete a firmware update, the payload files are removed; however, the XML file, which contains information about the update, remains so that you can easily download the update again, if needed, and the Download Status changes to "Not downloaded."

    • UXSPs

      1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Firmware Updates: Repository. The Firmware Updates Repository page is displayed.

      2. Click the UpdateXpress System Pack (UXSP) tab.

      3. Select one or more UXSPs to be deleted.

      4. Click the Delete UXSP and associated policy icon (Delete all icon) to delete the full UXSPs, including the image or payload file, change history file (.chg), readme file (.txt), and metadata file (.xml),and all associated firmware-compliance policies.

      If selected UXSPs are associated with policies that are in use (assigned to devices), the Delete UXSP, Policy, and Update Packages dialog is displayed. Choose whether to delete the assigned policies in addition to the UXSP and unassigned policies, and click OK.