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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Virtual Appliance Installation and Setup Guide

Upgrade paths

The Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9 virtual appliance can be directly upgraded from version 8.8 and 8.8.5. To upgrade from version 8.7.5, 8.7, 8.6, you must first upgrade the virtual appliance to version 8.8, then to version 8.9. To upgrade from version 8.5.5, 8.5, 8.4, 8.3, or 8.2, you must first upgrade the virtual appliance to version 8.6, then to version 8.8, then to version 8.9.

Upgrade the vApp

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Download the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition Linux x86 64 installer from Quest Support:
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In preparation for the upgrade, take a backup or snapshot of all relevant VMs. This includes both the FMS, FglAM, and DBS VMs, as well as any additional VMs hosting agents.
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Immediately prior to upgrading, deactivate all running agents. This can be done individually from the Administration tab on each domain's Environment dashboard, or from the dashboard found in Dashboards > Administration > Agents > Agent Status.
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Using an sftp client (for example, Bitvise SSH Client), connect to the FMS machine on port 22,
sftp://IP of FMS:22, as the foglight user. The password is foglight if it has not been changed after installation.
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Log into the FMS VM console as the user foglight (default password is foglight).
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When prompted after the Pre-Installation Summary, press Enter to continue.
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When prompted, press Enter to exit the installer.
TIP: Run the following command and monitor the cpu utilization for the fms process.
top -u foglight
It will be very busy while the upgrade is finishing, but it settles down to a few percent when it is ready to login.

 

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