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Stage an Image

You need to stage or copy an image on to a device before upgrading the software running on the device. The Stage option is useful if you are using a low-bandwidth connection. On low bandwidth connections, manually staging an image prior to deploying the image helps prevent the image deployment from timing out because of a slow connection. On high-bandwidth connections, you can choose to stage the image along with the image deployment.

When you stage an image, the checksum of the image in Paragon Automation is verified with the checksum of the image in the device. If checksum of the image on the device does not match with the checksum in Paragon Automation, the image copied on to the device is deleted and the image is copied again.

To stage an image, you must be an administrator or a user with the privilege to stage an image.

To stage an image:

  1. Click Configuration > Device Images in the left navigation menu.

    The images page appears.

  2. Select the image that you want to stage and click the Stage button. You can stage an image onto a single device or multiple devices at the same time.

    The Stage Image page appears.

  3. Under Select Devices, select one or more devices onto which the image needs to be staged.
  4. In the Stage Image field, click:
    • Run Now to stage the image immediately.

    • Schedule Later to stage the image later and specify the date and time when you want the image to be staged.

  5. Click OK.

    If you selected Run Now, a job is initiated immediately to stage the image. If you selected Schedule Later, a job is initiated at the scheduled date and time to stage the image. You can monitor the progress of the job in the Jobs page (Monitor > Jobs).