Update clients with new versions

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Update clients with new versions

Postby abtest » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:28 pm

Hello

Is there anyway to store the files on the SD card but to have a way to update the version of WTware automatically, like WSUS so an internal server that has the update on it and then a file path in the config on the clients ?

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby aka » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:29 pm

No way just now :( We'll make remote update later.

With true network boot on x86, version update is just changing dhcp setting. On Pi our network boot method did not helps, SD should be rewritten too...

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby abtest » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:29 pm

Will this be done this year ?

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby aka » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Year has just started. Surely it will be this year :)

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby J1mbo » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 pm

Network boot too via RPi firmware update. Need to test it, means the SD card can be removed altogether.

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby nicodep » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:28 pm

aka wrote:Year has just started. Surely it will be this year :)


Good news AKA :roll:

I tried network boot but not usable for my, because all my shops have that 1 to 2 mbps of bandwidth and each PI3 boot near 280Mb are downloaded !

I will wait impatiently

;)

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby abtest » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:53 pm

Hello aka

Any update on this feature ?

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby akatik » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 pm

nicodep wrote:... and each PI3 boot near 280Mb are downloaded !

Please, write me again, what are you telling about.
Full WTware for all architectures is less then 200Mb. Update image for Pi is about 25Mb now. What is 280Mb?

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby abtest » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:25 pm

So my idea was to have a share on a server that the Pi's look at and download the latest version of WTware from, Basically like an internal Windows Update Server. When a new version of WTware is released you copy the zip to the share and then when the pi's turn on in the morning or on a schedule they check for an update, download it and apply it

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby akatik » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:13 pm

I do not think automatic wtware update on local disks is a good idea.

If you like to test new versions, use network boot. With network boot, you can easily change version and easily return it back if something goes wrong.

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby mvittek » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:25 am

I would like to continue in this thread as i am interested in simmilar use case.

I would like to have remote clinets configured on SDcard. Bud i would like them to administrate remotely online sometimes. Is it possible to make setting during boot *check if configuration server is online / if not use sdcard setting, if yes, download setting ?

The point is, that if there will be problem with configuration, i can startup configuration server, update settings and then turn it off. So most times will be server off, and configuration used will be on sdcard.

I hope i explained myself clearly. Thanks for response

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby aka » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:36 pm

mvittek wrote:I would like to have remote clinets configured on SDcard. Bud i would like them to administrate remotely online sometimes.

You can administer remotely by hands. Over HTTPS. Not automatically.

mvittek wrote:So most times will be server off, and configuration used will be on sdcard.

It's a problem.
WTware that boots from SD and downloads configs from network always saves downloaded config. And uses it on next boot if network server fails. But:
1. It takes time to make decision "server fail". Minutes.
2. It's error. WTware displays error message and user presses any key to continue.

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Re: Update clients with new versions

Postby mvittek » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Is it possible to change this value? For etc 10 sec ?

aka wrote:1. It takes time to make decision "server fail". Minutes.


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