Upgrade from an External Image Server

This section provides the steps for upgrading the GigaVUE nodes and clusters from an image stored on an external server. The image can be transfered from the server to the node using either SCP or TFTP file protocols.

In a cluster configuration, to upgrade the software on the GigaVUE nodes, all the relevant images must be available to GigaVUE‑FM. All nodes should be updated to the same version of software.

To upgrade a node or a cluster from an image stored on an external image server, do the following:

1.   Upload the image to the external image server to make it available to GigaVUE‑FM.

To obtain software images, register on the Gigamon Customer Portal and download the software. You must provide the serial number for each node you want to update.

To view the chassis serial number, login to H-VUE and select Chassis from the navigation pane. Click List View.

2. On the left navigation pane, click , and then select Physical > Nodes.
3. On the Physical Nodes page, select one or more nodes or clusters to upgrade.
4. Select Actions > Image Upgrade.
5. Enter the following information:

Table 1: Image Upgrade



Task Name

The name of the upgrade task.


Select any of the type as follows:

    • Software- To upgrade the software.
    • GigSMART Signature - To upgrade the Protocol signature in the GigaSMART card.

Image Server

The location from where the image can be uploaded.

Do the following:

  1. For Image Server, choose External Server.
  2. From the drop-down list, select the external image server added to GigaVUE‑FM in Step 1.
  3. If the external image server is not available, click Add External Server. In the Add External Server quick view, enter the following:
    1. In the Alias field, enter the name of the external server.
    2. In the Server Address field, enter the host IP address of the server.
    3. In the Type drop-down list, select SCP or TFTP as the file transfer protocol.
    4. If you select SCP, enter the username and password of the server in the Username and Password fields respectively.
    5. Click Add.
  4. In the text box, enter the image path and the image name.

Note:  For a cluster, the images can reside on different paths. However, the image server and the protocol for file transfer should be the same for all the nodes.

Backup Config Before Upgrade

The check box to back up the configuration changes prior to performing the upgrade.

Reboot After Upgrade

The check box to reboot the server after performing the upgrade.


The time for performing the upgrade.

There are two options:

Immediate—The upgrade is performed immediately.
Scheduled—The upgrade is performed at a scheduled time. Select the date and time.

Note:  If the disk space of a physical node or a node in a cluster is low, a message is displayed indicating that the node will not be upgraded due to low disk space.

6. Click Upgrade.