Updating software on a Link device - MediaLive

Updating software on a Link device

Link devices automatically install updates when they are powered on, assuming that the MediaLive channels that use the device have stopped.

However, if you don't stop your channels frequently, you should start a maintenance window at a convenient time. The device will install software updates some time in the next two hours.

You don't have to stop either the device or the channels before starting a maintenance window. MediaLive handles the update smoothly.

To start a maintenance window for a device
  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Input devices. Find the card for the Link that you want to update, and choose the hyperlink.

  3. On the Device details page for the device, choose Other device actions then Start maintenance, then confirm the request.

    The maintenance window starts. The update will start some time during the next two hours. When the update starts, any channels that are using the device will lose input briefly, but the channels won't stop or fail.

    When the reboot is complete, the device connection status changes to Connected. If the device was streaming prior to the reboot, it automatically resumes streaming output.