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Upgrade DPA on Windows

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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. Run the installer.
  4. When prompted, verify your instance-based Category 1 or Category 2 activation key.
  5. Follow the installer instructions.
  6. If you are upgrading from SolarWinds DPA 9.0 or earlier, re-activate your licenses:
    1. Open a web browser and go to your SolarWinds DPA server.
    2. Click Enter Activation Key.
    3. Activate a key using the online or offline method, and click Done.
    4. Click Proceed with Upgrade.
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