UCSM 1.4 : Direct upload of firmware bundles

Ok, so this one isn’t earth-shattering, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

Previous to UCSM 1.4, the only way to transfer bundles of firmware to UCSM was via an external server – FTP, TFTP, SCP, or SFTP.   In most shops, this isn’t a big deal – you likely already have a utility server of some type available on your management network(s) for other similar tasks.   In some scenarios (especially greenfield deployments), though, you may not have ready access to such a server or for other reasons may not want to put your UCS code there.

With 1.4, you can now upload firmware directly from the UCSM client.   When selecting the Download Firmware option in Firmware Management,

You are now presented with the option to either upload a file from your local workstation,

or use the traditional method transferring the file from a remote server.

Again, not a huge deal, but definitely a nice convenience enhancement.

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