Remote functionality

This section provides information about UpdateXpress System Pack Installer remote command-line interface functionality.

You can use the CLI on Linux and Windows to run the compare and update commands on a remote server. The update command is performed in unattended mode. You can use the compare command to view updates that will be applied to the remote system.

Remote command execution is logged on the target system. Remote functionality is only supported when source and target systems are the same operating system type, such as Windows-to-Windows or Linux-to-Linux.

All command line options are supported by remote execution. If you wish to only execute a subset of updates, you can use the --include and --exclude command line options. Use the command line options: --drivers and --firmware to specify a category of updates.

Usage examples

<program> acquire --os=windows -l x3800dir -m 8865
This command acquires the Windows-only updates for a System x260, model type 8865, and places them in the local folder x3800dir. The folder could also be a networked shared location.
<program> compare --local=x3800dir --remote= --remote-user=administrator --remote-password=AdminPwd
This command compares the updates in the local folder x3800dir with the currently installed version of the firmware and drivers. The results are displayed in a format similar to Figure 1 in Command-line interface. This folder should contain the update packages and the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer executable for the target operating system.
<program> update --local=x260dir --drivers --remote= --remote-user=administrator --remote-password=AdminPwd
This command forces the application of the driver-only updates to the target system identified by IP address

Notes and suggestions

See Return codes for more specific <program> execution details and troubleshooting information.