Remotely Upgrade a Single Photon OS Machine With Lightwave Client and Photon Management Daemon Installed

After you have a configured the Photon Management Daemon on a machine, you can remotely upgrade any installed package on that machine. You can use the root user credentials.

Upgrade process uses pmd-cli that is supported from both Lightwave and Photon Management Daemon. You can initiate the upgrade process from any machine that has Photon Management Daemon CLI installed.


  • Have an installed Lightwave server with configured domain controller on it.
  • Have an installed Lightwave client that is joined to the domain.
  • Have an installed Photon Management Daemon on the client.
  • Have in installed Photon Management Daemon CLI (pmd-cli) on a machine from which you perform the updates.


  1. To initiate remote upgrade, log in to a machine that has Photon Management Daemon CLI installed over SSH.
  2. Identify packages that can be upgraded on the client machine.

    1. List the available updates for the machine.

      # pmd-cli --server-name <machine-IP-address> --user root pkg list updates

    2. Verify the currently installed version of a package, for example sed.

      ## pmd-cli --server-name --user root pkg installed sed` The installed version number shows as earlier than the one listed under the available updates.

  1. Initiate the upgrade, in this example of the sed package, enter password, and wait for the command to complete.

    # pmd-cli --server-name <machine-IP-address> --user root pkg update sed

  2. (Optional) Verify that the client machine package was upgraded successfully.

    1. Log in to the machine that was upgraded over SSH.
    2. List the installed version of the sed package.

      # pmd-cli --server-name <machine-IP-address> --user root pkg installed sed

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