SMA 10.2 Getting Started Guide for ESXi

Uploading a New Image

SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliances do not support downgrading an image and using the configuration settings file from a higher version. To downgrade to a previous version of a SMA 500v for ESXi image, you must create a new Virtual Machine or load a snapshot taken earlier.

To upload a new SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliance image

  1. Download the SMA 500v for ESXi image file and save it to a location on your local computer.
  2. Select Upload New Firmware from the System > Settings page. Browse to the location where you saved the SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliance image file, select the file, and click Upload. The upload process can take up to one minute.
  3. When the upload is complete, you are ready to reboot your SMA 500v for ESXi with the new SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliance image. Do one of the following:

    • To reboot the image with current preferences, click the boot icon for New Firmware.
    • To reboot the image with factory default settings, click the boot icon for New Firmware and select the check box to Boot with factory default settings.

Be sure to save a backup of your current configuration settings to your local computer before rebooting the SonicWall SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliance with factory default settings, as described in Exporting a Copy of Your Configuration Settings.

  1. A warning message dialog displays that reads, “Are you sure you wish to boot this firmware?” Click OK to proceed. After clicking OK, do not power off the device while the image is being uploaded to the hard disk.
  2. After successfully uploading the image to your SMA 500v for ESXi, the login screen displays. The updated image information displays on the System > Settings page.

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