Upgrade Guide for Hybrid Cloud
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    Upgrade Guide for Hybrid Cloud

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    Article Summary

    This article describes the steps required to upgrade your ControlUp Real-Time Hybrid Cloud infrastructure to 8.8.


    Read the ControlUp Hybrid Cloud Implementation Requirements guide and make sure you meet all prerequisites.

    Upgrade to version 8.8 from version 8.6.5 or lower

    Upgrading from versions 8.6.5 or lower

    If you haven't upgraded to version 8.8 yet and you upgrade from version 8.6.5 and lower, please read this section and follow the instructions provided.

    Please note that upgrading from version 8.7 to 8.8 doesn't entail any special requirements.

    Version 8.7 of ControlUp Real-Time brought in several security enhancements to prevent unauthorized access to both ControlUp Real-Time and your ControlUp environment. If you are upgrading from version 8.6.5 or lower, it is crucial that you follow this upgrade flow for all ControlUp users:

    1. The organization owner MUST be the first user to upgrade the Real-Time Console to version 8.8.
    2. All other users MUST upgrade the Real-Time Console to version 8.8 after the organization owner. Users can no longer access previous versions of the Real-Time Console once the organization owner upgrades to version 8.8.

    If you do not know who the organization owner is for your ControlUp environment, contact support@controlup.com

    Preparation before upgrading

    1. Download the latest ControlUp version from here.

    2. Back up the ControlUp folder which holds the configuration of your ControlUp Real-Time environment. This is in case something unexpected happens and we need to recover your data.

      To back up the folder:

      a. Press CTRL + X and type %appdata%. Click OK. This opens the Roaming folder for your logged-in user.

      b. Select the ControlUp folder and copy it to a secure location.

    3. Ensure that all data collectors are up to date and compatible with the console/monitor version. For more information see here.

    Upgrade Procedure

    Before you start upgrading your Hybrid cloud environment, close all open ControlUp Real-Time Consoles that are running on your machine and launch the file for the new version of the Real-Time Console. If required, log in with your credentials to your existing organization.

    Upgrade ControlUp Monitors

    1. From the ControlUp Management Console screen click the Settings ribbon and then Monitors and the Manage ControlUp Monitors screen appears.

    2. From the monitor tab, you can see under Details that there is a version mismatch.

    3. Right-click on the monitor and select Upgrade. This starts the upgrade process for the selected monitor.

    Upgrade ControlUp Data Collectors

    • Locate the machines which are configured as data collectors in the organization tree. Right-click on the machine and select Agent Control and choose Upgrade/Install Remote Agent. This starts the deployment of the ControlUp Agent on the selected machine.

    Upgrade ControlUp Agents

    • We recommend having the agents upgraded as well to have the same version as the other components so you can benefit from the latest fixes, features, and enhancements.

    • You can perform the upgrade to all agents from the Real-Time Console as follows:

      • Right-click the organization name and select Upgrade/Install Remote Agents to upgrade all agents.
    • If you use Citrix PVS, MCS, or VMware Linked Clones images in your organization, you can download the ControlUp Agent MSI from this link and deploy it on the image itself.

      Upgrade / Uninstall MSI-installed agents

      From version 8.8, you can upgrade and uninstall agents that were installed with the MSI installer from the console. On the console machine from which you want to manage the agent, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Smart-X\ControlUp\Console\EnableAgentManagement set the value to 1.

    • ControlUp supports backward compatibility for the agents so it's not mandatory to upgrade the agents right away.

    Data Collector Compatibility

    As mentioned above, it is crucial to ensure the compatibility of the data collectors. It is best practice to have dedicated machines that serve as data collectors, however, by default, the Real-Time Console and the ControlUp Monitor fill this role. To find out which settings the data collector role holds, follow the steps below.

    1. From the directory tree, right-click your hypervisor connection, XenDesktop site, or NetScaler appliance and click Connection Settings and the Edit Connection tab appears.

    2. Open the dropdown of the data collectors by pressing the arrow.
      If a machine is shown up after you click the arrow, then this machine acts as a data collector. The agent on that machine must be updated.
      If no machine is shown after you click the arrow, then you don't use a data collector in your ControlUp environment.

    3. Search for the data collectors in the directory tree.

    If a data collector is not up to date, the machine appears with an icon.
    4. To update the data collector, right-click the data collector in the organization tree and select Agent Control > Upgrade Remote Agent.

    Assistance required?

    Contact our support at support@controlup.com

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