One of the new capabilities introduced in Filr 3.0 is the “Online Update Channel”. This feature helps to simplify management of your Filr system by bringing all the updates that the Filr team releases to Filr Appliances directly.
A few of the advantages with this approach are:
Using this software update delivery mechanism - the Filr team has already shared new features like File Type Blocking, Enhanced Access Manager Integration, and the ability to Enable/Disable Desktop-Client Pop-up Notifications as part of the Filr 3.1 release.
After Filr 3.1, the team has released Filr 3.1.1 - which contains bug fixes - via the Online Update channel.
Given the value this brings to Filr Administrators, I thought of sharing the steps on how you could register and use the Online Update Channel.
Registration to the Online Update Channel:
After successful registration, you are all set to update your Filr system using the Online Update Channel.
Procedure to Update:
Notes to consider before you update:
Please note that after installation of the updates, you need to reconfigure Filr if you are updating from 3.0. Until then - Filr service will remain unavailable.
However, a reconfigure is not required if you are updating from 3.1. Post the update, the Filr Server might take a couple of minutes.
In the case of a Large Expandable Deployment, repeat the above three steps across all the Filr nodes of the large deployment.
Notes: If updating from 3.0: Failure to complete the step 3 on all of the Filr nodes before proceeding to the “Reconfiguration” would result in the Filr service not coming up even after reconfiguration. This is explained in detail in the “Notes” section. The “Reconfigure Filr Server” option would be as shown below.
Notes (Applicable in-case you are updating from 3.0):
Hope this helps you register your Filr appliance to the Online Update Channel and get ready to receive some interesting features we are working to share as part of the Filr 3.2 release!