I notice in my Alta Cloud controller that the firmware of the APs is always updated automatically. There is no setting to disable the auto upgrade function. I really prefer to be 100% in control if it comes to firmware upgrades.
Also, will there be release notes posted (to this forum) when a new version is released?
Any thoughts of other network engineers what you prefer?
I agree with the OP. Let’s disable auto update and bug every admin that logs in to do the updates – not some cut little tag in the corner but a modal right in the middle of the screen. If it’s a security update – make them scroll through the security info and check a box saying they’re not upgrading.
I see it from both sides but having so many networks we support – manual update is the way for us. In some situations (unless there’s an emergency patch needed ASAP) it -will- be a dealbreaker…
We will be adding the ability to disable auto-update on a site-wide basis for those that need it. As it stands, auto-update will randomly update each device individually between 3 and 4 AM to ensure minimum downtime.
I was going to make a separate feature request, but it could be useful here too.
It would be interesting if there was a generic tagging system for network devices (group by trust level, or label by floor or building).
Then if you could allow auto updates to be enabled for members of a particular tag it would allow you to have test/guinea pig/canary devices at each site that can live on the latest and greatest firmware while you manually update the others after confirmation of no issues/regressions on those devices.