The UniFi Application has had the ability to cache firmware for UniFi devices, such as APs, switches and gateways. If you have a large UniFi installation, you may want to enable the firmware cache.
What is firmware caching
If you have a local UniFi Network application and the UniFi devices don't have internet access, the application will store a copy to be used at a later stage. This will avoid multiple internet downloads for the same firmware each time.
If you have a HostiFi hosted UniFi Controller, there might not be much benefit in enabling firmware caching as the server is cloud based and will have to reach out to the internet. However, with the high speed network our provider Vultr runs, it might have some speed benefits.
How to enable it
To cache firmware, go to Settings > System Settings > Maintenance > Device Firmware Cache. Under the Available Firmware tab, hover over the Cache column of the device and select Cache. Under the Available Firmware tab, hover over the Cache column of the device and select Cache.
⚠️ Note: Custom Upgrades (that come directly from the Internet to a UniFi device) don't appear for cacheing.
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