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Foglight 5.9.5 - Upgrade Guide

Understand product versions Best practices Upgrade the Foglight Management Server Upgrade the Foglight Agent Manager Upgrade the Application Monitoring cartridges Upgrade the Database cartridges Upgrade the End User Management cartridges Upgrading the Infrastructure Management cartridges Upgrade the Integration cartridges Upgrade the cartridges in a federated or High Availability (HA) environment Appendix: Deploying an agent package using the browser interface

Upgrading Foglight for Active Directory

The latest version of Foglight for Active Directory is 5.7.2.3. You can upgrade to version 5.7.2.3 of Foglight for Active Directory from 5.6.9 or higher.

Foglight for Active Directory 5.7.2.3 requires Management Server version 5.9.2 or later, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7 or later.

a
From the navigation panel, navigate to the Credentials > Manage Lockboxes dashboard.
b
Create a custom lockbox for the Active Directory® credential. In the New Lockbox dialog box, type ActiveDirectory as the lockbox name, and secure the lockbox by typing a password (optionally). If you choose to use the default lockbox (System), you can ignore this step.
c
In the Manage Lockboxes dashboard, release the lockbox for the newly create ActiveDirectory lockbox, by clicking the icon on its Release to Credentials Clients column. Enter the password for authorizing the operation, select the clients from the list, and click Release.
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From the navigation panel, navigate to Dashboards > Active Directory Environment > Administration tab. In the Agent Management view select the Active Directory agents that you want to upgrade, and click Upgrade Agent.

Upgrading Foglight for Exchange

The latest version of Foglight for Exchange is 5.7.2.3. You can upgrade to version 5.7.2.3 of Foglight for Exchange from version 5.6.2 and later.

Foglight for Exchange 5.7.2.3 requires Management Server version 5.9.2 or later, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7 or later.

a
From the navigation panel, navigate to the Credentials > Manage Lockboxes dashboard.
b
Create a custom lockbox for the Exchange credential. In the New Lockbox dialog box, type ExchangeLockbox as the lockbox name, and secure the lockbox by typing a password (optionally). If you choose to use the default lockbox (System), you can ignore this step.
c
In the Manage Lockboxes dashboard, release the lockbox for the newly create ExchangeLockbox lockbox, by clicking the icon on its Release to Credentials Clients column. Enter the password for authorizing the operation, select the clients from the list, and click Release.
5
From the navigation panel, navigate to Dashboards > Exchange Environment > Administration tab. In the Agent Management view select the Exchange agents that you want to upgrade, and click Upgrade Agent.

Upgrade Foglight for Infrastructure

The latest version of Foglight for Infrastructure is 5.9.5.

As part of the transition to Quest Software, Foglight for Infrastructure 5.8.5.8 and higher deprecate the following agent types:

DellUnixAgent: Replaced with the new UnixAgentPlus agent type.
DellFileLogMonitorAgent: Replaced with the new FileLogMonitorAgent agent type.
DellWindowsEventLogMonitorAgent: Replaced with the new WindowsEventLogMonitorAgent agent type.

The specific agent types listed above are being deprecated in order to comply with rebranding requirements. The deprecated agent types and their replacements are identical, with the exception of the agent type name. Previously created instances of deprecated agent types will continue to run, however, you will only be able to deploy new instances of the replacement agent type.

As of 5.8.5.8, migrating deprecated agent types to the new agent types is not required. An option to migrate deprecated agent instances to the new agent types is available, but hidden. Contact Quest Support for instructions on how to migrate your agents.

Foglight for Infrastructure version 5.9.4 requires Management Server version 5.9.4. Foglight Agent Manager 5.8.0 (or later) must be installed on all the hosts that you want to use for local or remote monitoring.

For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight Evolve cartridges” in the Foglight Evolve Administration and Configuration Help.

After the cartridge is installed, you must deploy the new HostAgents.gar agent package to each of your Agent Managers to update the agents. Do not deactivate the agents before deploying; they are updated automatically.

For information about upgrading Foglight for PowerVM, see Upgrade Foglight for PowerVM.

Upgrade Foglight for Apache

The latest version of Foglight for Apache is 5.8.0.3.

Foglight for Apache 5.8.0.3 requires Management Server version 5.6.3 or later, and Foglight Agent Manager version 5.7.0 or later.

Customers who need to upgrade Foglight for Apache from version 5.6.5 to 5.8.0.x, and require their data from the 5.6.5 version be compatible with the 5.8.0.x version, should contact Quest Support for help. Quest Support can reference APPB-340 for different solutions on how to perform a data migration with 5.6.5 data in different scenarios.

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