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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎01-20-2012

Airwave 7.4.8 upgrade to Latest

I am currently running airwave 7.4.8 on a Cent OS 5.5 virtual machine.  I would like to upgrade to the latest version of Airwave.

 

To bypass all of the upgrade procedures needed to get to the latest version, would i simply be able to download the 7.7.9 virtual appliance?  Can i backup my current AMP data, bring up the new virtual appliance, and restore that data to the appliance.......essentially bypassing all the upgrade procedures i'd need to to to get to 7.7.9 from what i'm running now?

 

 

-Mike

Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎08-16-2011

Re: Airwave 7.4.8 upgrade to Latest

Mike, 

 

Be aware that Airwave 7.5 & greater requires a 64-bit CentOS.  I believe the virtual appliance includes the OS & AMP, so you should be able to deploy a new version with ease.  

 

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/Multi-step-incremental-upgrade-via-interim-version

 

If you're already running a 64-bit VM image, then you can probably just run the start_amp_upgrade script, however you will need to perform an incremental upgrade in order to get to the latest version.  

 

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/Multi-step-incremental-upgrade-via-interim-version

 

Unfortunately, the safest (recommended & documented) way is to do the incremental updates as needed; even if you move your data to another server / VM w/ the latest AMP version.  My guess is that there are DB changes that will need to be taken into account as your data is migrated to the newer AMP versions.  

 

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/How-do-I-move-my-AMP-data-to-a-new-server

 

You can try to circumvent the incremental updates however YMMV.  

 

Best of luck, 

 

--Raf
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Posts: 1,437
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Airwave 7.4.8 upgrade to Latest

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mike.robertson wrote:

I am currently running airwave 7.4.8 on a Cent OS 5.5 virtual machine.  I would like to upgrade to the latest version of Airwave.

 

To bypass all of the upgrade procedures needed to get to the latest version, would i simply be able to download the 7.7.9 virtual appliance?  Can i backup my current AMP data, bring up the new virtual appliance, and restore that data to the appliance.......essentially bypassing all the upgrade procedures i'd need to to to get to 7.7.9 from what i'm running now?

 

 

-Mike


Mike,

 

You will not be able to restore an AMP 7.4.8 on a AMP running 7.7.9 as the database schema is different.

 

What you need to is the following: (safest and longest way)

This KB Article best describes what you need to do:

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/Multi-step-incremental-upgrade-via-interim-version

 

Since 7.4.8 uses a non 64-bit version of the OS. You cannot also go directly from 7.4.x to 7.7.x

 

  1. Upgrade to the latest 7.5.x version.
  2. Take a backup
  3. Perform a new ISO VM install of 7.5, this should bring you to 64-bit. CentOS 5.5
  4. Restore the backup
  5. Upgrade to the latest 7.6.x version
  6. Take a backup
  7. Perform a new ISO VM install of 7.6.x, this should bring you to CentOS 6.2 (the supported OS for 7.7.9)
  8. Restore your 7.6.x backup
  9. Upgrade to 7.7.9
  10. Voila.

Safest and easiest way

 

To note: I have had issues going from 7.6.5 to 7.7.6 directly so I decided to go 7.6.5 -> 7.7.2 then to 7.7.8 (when it came out) and I had no issues

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
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