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Upgrade DPA on Linux

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Created by Anthony.Rinaldi, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi on Sep 15, 2016

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If you are upgrading from SolarWinds DPA 9.0 or earlier, you will use the new instance-based licenses provided with your upgrade. Before upgrading, log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal and verify your instance-based keys listed as Category 1, Category 2, and VM Option.

  1. Review the upgrade checklist and prepare your environment.
  2. Download the most recent version of SolarWinds DPA from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  3. Install the new version in a new directory on your existing server.
  4. Run ./ from the old installation directory.
  5. Locate the directory that was created when you installed the new version:

    /home/dpa_x_x_xxx = old installation home

    /home/dpa_10_1_xxx = new SolarWinds DPA home

  6. Copy or move these directories from the old installation to the new:

    Do not copy any hotfix files.

    mv -fr OLD_home/iwc/tomcat/ignite_config/* NEW_home/iwc/tomcat/ignite_config/

    mv -fr OLD_home/iwc/tomcat/logs/* NEW_home/iwc/tomcat/logs/

    mv OLD_home/iwc/tomcat/licensing NEW_home/iwc/tomcat/

  7. If you use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), or have changed the default SolarWinds DPA ports, then do the following:
    1. Copy server.xml to the new installation:

      mv -fr OLD_home/iwc/tomcat/conf/server.xml NEW_home/iwc/tomcat/conf/

      If you are using LDAPS but not SSL, it is not necessary to copy server.xml.

    2. Copy the keystore to the new installation:

      mv -fr OLD_home/iwc/tomcat/conf/.keystore NEW_home/iwc/tomcat/conf/

  8. Run ./ from the new directory.
  9. Open a web browser and go to your SolarWinds DPA server.
  10. Click Enter Activation Key.
  11. Activate a key using the online or offline method, and click Done.
  12. Click Proceed with Upgrade.
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