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Purpose

This document provides information on how to update the HIAB.

Introduction

This feature enables you to manage updates correctly within the organizations environment. 
Once logged in, go to Main Menu > Settings > Maintenance.

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Overview

In the Maintenance Settings window, the Update tab allows you to schedule regular updates of the HIAB software and the vulnerability findings.

The elements of the Update tab are described below:

OptionDescription
SettingsAllows/prohibits updating when scans are running.
ScheduleAllows you to schedule your updates on a regular basis. Here you can specify the frequency, date and time of the next update.
Notifications
  • Notify on failing: Enable/disable notifications on failed updates.
  • Notify on done: Enable/disable notifications on successful updates.


Latest Updates

The Latest Updates area displays the status of the latest updates performed. This grid is configurable, by clicking the arrow next to the name of any grid column allows you to customize which columns that will be shown out of the following:

ColumnDescription
DateDate when the update was performed
InformationStatus of the update


At the bottom of the window, five options are available:

OptionDescription
Upload rpm keysThis functionality is available only upon request. Contact our support team in case of need.
Upload Update PackageUsed together with Generate Download Key. It is used to upload an update package for HIAB when the HIAB does not have any internet access.
Generate Download KeyIt is used to generate a download key. It is most commonly used together with Upload Update Package.
Update NowStart manual update.
SaveSaves update settings.


Important Note

The Update Package is bound to the generated key, in other words, it can only be uploaded on the specific HIAB on which the key was generated. Similarly, the key is bound to the HIAB on which it was generated.


Online Updating

Note

When a HIAB is configured as a scanner in a distributed set up, then that scanner is updated through the defined scheduler over the encrypted TCP port 443.

A scheduler HIAB will instead connect directly to the external update server over TCP port 443.

Direct Update

To update the HIAB:

  1. Click the Update Now button in the lower right corner to start the update immediately.
  2. The update can take a couple of minutes or much longer sometimes. Do not disrupt this process if it takes longer duration. 
  3. Once the download is done, the system restarts.
  4. After you log in you are greeted with an announcement of a successful update with a link to the Release Notes.

Scheduled Update

In the Schedule section you can choose different date intervals for your update and also change the date when the next update will occur.

To schedule an update:

  1. Set a date and time in Next update when to start looking for an update.
  2. Set the Frequency on how often the HIAB should check.
    - Hourly
    - Daily
    - Weekly
    - Fortnightly
    - Monthly
    - Quarterly

The HIAB will start looking for an update from the date you have set and repeat the process according to the set frequency. If an update is available, the HIAB automatically starts the update.

Offline Updating

Follow the steps below to update your HIAB without internet access.

  1. Launch the HIAB and open a web browser and connect to the HIAB by using its assigned network address.

    Note

    Use HTTPS protocol.


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    Log in using your credentials.

  2. Go to Main Menu > Settings > Maintenance.
  3. At the bottom of the windows, click the Generate Download Key button to download the update key.
  4. Open a web browser and go to OUTSCAN, https://outscan.outpost24.com/
  5. Go to Main Menu > Support.
  6. Select the HIAB Update Package tab.



  7. Click Upload update key to upload the key file you downloaded in #3. 
  8. Click Download Update Package on the bottom left of the page to start download the file.
  9. Go back to your HIAB.
  10. Click on Upload Update package.
  11. Select the file you downloaded in #8.

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  12. Click on Upload

The update can take a couple of minutes or much longer sometimes. Do not disrupt this process if it takes longer duration. 

Note

The Update Package is bound to the generated key, in other words, it can only be uploaded on the specific HIAB on which the key was generated. Similarly, the key is bound to the HIAB on which it was generated.

The Update Package contains:

  • An SQL file with license information updates.
  • A key file containing a unique key for the HIAB. The key file does not contain any information about MAC or IP.
  • Rules update.
  • Exploits update.
  • Updated RPM packages.

Reference

HIAB Maintenance Settings