Upload Files to Management Center

Use the
Configuration > Files
page to add files to
Management Center
. These files can be used for various operations, including upgrading
Management Center
.
All file types except
.exe
can be uploaded. If you upload a file with one of these extensions:
.bcl
,
.bcsi
,
.nru
,
.nsu
,
.pac
,
.patch
,
.si
,
.txt
; the file is automatically associated with the proper file type—
config
,
image
,
license
,
text
. If the file type is not one of the preceding,
Management Center
labels it as
unknown
.
You can limit the actions users are allowed to perform on this page by adding the File permission to a new or existing role.
Management Center
replaces special characters in file names.

Upload Files

  1. Select
    Configuration
    >
    Files
    .
  2. Add the file using one of the following methods:
    • By browsing:
      1. Click
        Add File
        .
      2. Click
        Select File
        and browse to the files.
      3. Select the file.
      4. Click
        Open
        .
      5. Click
        Upload
        .
    • By dragging and dropping one or more files:
      1. Click
        Add File
        .
      2. Drag and drop the files into the
        Upload Files
        window
      3. Click
        Upload
        . If a file with the same name exists, the system prompts you to choose:
        • Whether to upload and replace the existing file.
        • Skip the download.
        • Keep both files and upload the file with a new name.
        If the upload exceeds the available space on disk, you are prompted to delete files to make room for the new file.
  3. Management Center
    indicates the progress of the upload.
    You can cancel the upload after it begins by clicking
    Cancel Upload
    or the icon.

Transfer Files

Click
Transfer File
to retrieve files from a URL.
  1. Click
    Transfer File
    . The system displays the File Transfer window.
  2. Enter the URL into the
    Server URL
    field.
  3. Select the
    File Type
    .
  4. Select the behavior to occur if the file exists.
  5. Click
    Run Now
    to start the job immediately or create a scheduled job.

Associate File with Device Type

In Management Center 3.2.x and later, when you upload a system image (.bcsi), the system automatically detects the device type. However, if a file does not show the device type, you can use the following procedure to assign it.
  1. Select the file.
  2. Right-click the
    Device Type
    field in that row and click
    Edit
    .
    The system displays the
    Edit File
    window.
  3. Select the device type from the
    Device Type
    drop-down.
    Show screen.
  4. Click
    Save
    .

Other Operations

Edit Uploaded File
Change the File URL
Set File Access Control
Sort, Group, and Modify Uploaded File Data
Click the arrow to the right of the column headings to sort and group uploaded files.
Hover over
Columns
to change the displayed columns. Select
Group by this field
to group the table data in accordance with that column heading. Deselect
Show in groups
to put data into a plain list.
Delete Uploaded Files
To delete a file, select the file and click
Delete
.

Copy File URL

To copy the file's URL, click
Copy URL
. The URL opens in a small sub-window. You can then right-click the URL and select
Copy
or enter CTRL-C to copy the URL. You can then paste the URL into
Management Center
CLI commands (for example, installing a new image), and other options or operations that accept URLs.
You can also Change the File URL.