How to Upgrade your Airwave - Offline Upgrade - Jul 2013
Tutorial by: NightShade1
Hello! in this tutorial i will show you how to upgrade your airwave when:
1-Your server has no internet connection
2-Or when you are like me and prefer doing a offline upgrade( i prefer this because if i do it online something might happen when the airwave is downloading the file) It just personal liking
Anyways lets get started here i ll show you the upgrade from Airwave 7.6.4 to Airwave 7.7.1
This manual assume that your CENT OS is version 6 and not early version
Early versions of Cent OS is not supported in airwave 7.7.1
For more information about that and how to upgrade you can refer here in which Rob explain it!
First you need to download the upgrade package from the support site
After doing that we need to download a program that let us send that upgrade packiage into the airwave server
The program name is WinSCP
Site where you can download it http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
You download the installtion package and install it...
Really easy to install its next next finish just be careful in installing toolbars
Once we got it installed and you open it you will see something like this
Enter your user and password(NOT the web GUI one) use the one you use to log in by console or ssh
The file protocol will be sftp
Now we need to transfer the Upgrade package to the root just like you see here!(you just need to drage the file and drop it on the root really easy and then click copy!
After we copied the file then we need to log by SSH to the airwave
Execute the commandstart_amp_upgrade -v 7.7.1
Now we will need to wait for a while... at least my server is not the faster server in the world so it took around 10 minutes...
After that you will see this
If you get the message of upgrade the kernel well its really explicit just copy and paste the line it says there and you will see this
This will take a while also so dont get scared if it take a while... it was another 10 minutes for my poor server.
After that you need to reboot executing this command
shutdown -r now
After that we are done
Here is the airwave 7.7.1
Hope it helps anyone.
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