Configuring global firmware-update settings

Global settings serve as defaults settings when firmware updates are applied.

About this task

From the Global Settings page, you can configure the following settings:


To configure the global settings to be used for all servers, complete the following steps.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Firmware Updates: Apply/Activate. The Firmware Updates: Apply/Activate page is displayed.
  2. Click the Update with Policy or Update without Policy tab.
  3. Click All Actions > Global Settings to display the Global Settings: Firmware Updates dialog.
    Illustrates the Firmware Updates: Apply/Activate page with a list of managed devices and identifies the assigned compliance policy and policy compliance for each managed device and device.
  4. Optionally select the following options.
    • Select Enhanced Support for Down-Level Devices to display inventory and full-version information for all devices, even if the firmware is down-level or if the device is missing from the inventory.

    • Select Alerts for Non-Compliance Devices to display alerts on the Alerts page for devices that do not meet the requirements of their assigned firmware-compliance policies. Alerts are hidden on the Alerts page by default. For more information, see Viewing active alerts.

    • Select Disable auto policy assignment to disable automatic assignment of a firmware-compliance policy to a device that has no assigned policy. If this option is not selected, firmware compliance policies are assigned to devices without a policy when XClarity Administrator is restarted or when you manage a new device.

    • Select Report Non-Compliance for Firmware Without Target to flag devices as non-compliant when a firmware component has no associated target in the firmware-compliance policy. If this option is not selected, devices without targets are flagged as compliant.

  5. Click OK to close the dialog.