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Datto Networking: Maintenance

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Topic

This article describes the Maintenance page available on the Datto Networking Portal.

Environment

  • Datto Networking

Description

The Maintenance page allows you to apply firmware releases, define a maintenance window to allow for automatic firmware upgrades, and auto channel configuration for Datto Access Points.

Procedure

Navigation

1. Navigate to a device web session for your network.

2. Click on the Configure dropdown, then click Maintenance.

Figure 1: Configure → Maintenance (click to enlarge)

Configuration

The follow device maintenance configurations are available:

Access Points

Figure 2: Access point firmware release upgrades (click to enlarge)

  • Automatic upgrades: When enabled, your access points will automatically upgrade to the latest firmware release version as new upgrades become available.
  • Firmware release: This option allows you to select if access points use the latest or stable firmware release. Latest contains our newest software updates and features available for beta testing. A Latest release will become Stable after one release cycle. Read our access point release notes for a list of latest and stable firmware releases.

Switches

Figure 3: Switch firmware release upgrades (click to enlarge)

  • Automatic upgrades: When enabled, your switches will automatically upgrade to the latest firmware release version as new upgrades become available.
  • Firmware release: This option allows you to select if switches use the latest or stable. Latest contains our newest software updates and features available for beta testing. A Latest release will become Stable after one release cycle. Read our switch release notes for a list of latest and stable firmware releases.

Maintenance window

maintenance window allows you to define a time window where Datto Networking performs services such as firmware upgrades and automatic channel optimization for access points. You can configure the following options when setting up your maintenance window:

Figure 4: Maintenance window (click to enlarge)

  • Start Time: Allows you to define what hour of the day the maintenance window opens
  • Duration: Allows you to define how long the window is open
  • Timezone: Allows you to define what timezone the start time references
  • Active Days: Allows you to specify what days of the week the maintenance window opens

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