Upgrading your XL enables you to take advantage of new features that have been added since you purchased your XL, or since the last time you upgraded.
Your data will also be upgraded to work with the new firmware.
Download the XL Firmware Manager with a link provided by Technical Support, and then double-click to run it. This will start up an easy-to-use wizard that guides you through the upgrade process.
First, you’ll be asked to identify your XL device and log into it with the Administrator role:
- Enter your XL’s IP address or network name.
- Enter the Administrator Password for your XL.
- Click Log In.
If your login is successful, you’ll be taken to the next page. Otherwise, a message will appear on the screen letting you know what went wrong.
After successfully logging in, you’ll see the Management Menu. If your device is running an older version of the firmware, it will look like this, giving you the option to upgrade:
To begin an upgrade, choose the Upgrade to <Version> option at the top of the list.
The XL Firmware Manager creates a backup of all of the data in the device before starting the upgrade. This page lets you change the folder where your data will be backed up.
- If you want to store your XL backup in a different folder, press Browse and choose the new folder.
- Press Upgrade to start the upgrade.
There’s nothing for you to do on this page. It keeps you notified about what’s going on with the upgrade process. The current step is marked with a blue arrow, and completed steps are marked with green check marks.
Once the upgrade is finished and your XL has rebooted, you’ll be taken to another menu page where you can choose to use your XL with its new firmware, continue performing management tasks on your XL, or manage a different XL.