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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

Upgrade Foglight Resource Optimizer

The latest version of Foglight Resource Optimizer is 5.8.0.

Foglight Resource Optimizer 5.8.0 requires Management Server version 5.9.5, or Foglight Evolve 9.0.

Foglight Resource Optimizer for VMware Environments also requires Foglight for VMware version 5.8.0.

Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments also requires Foglight for Hyper-V version 5.8.0.

NOTE: When upgrading VMware-Optimizer-5_6_16_1.car to version 5.7.0 (or later), follow one of these processes:
Upgrade the VMware-Optimizer-5_8_0.car before upgrading Optimizer-5.8.0 car.
Disable VMware-Optimizer-5_6_16_1.car before upgrading to Optimizer-5_8_0.car and VMware-Optimizer-5_8_0.car.
Foglight for VMware version 5.8.0 (which includes the DRP-5_8_0.car, Virtual-VMware-5_8_0.car, and Virtual-VMware-Admin-5_8_0.car cartridge files)
Foglight Resource Optimizer version 5.8.0 (which includes the CommonAnalytics-5_8_0.car, DRP-5_8_0.car, Optimizer-5_8_0.car, and VMware-Optimizer-5_8_0.car cartridge files)
NOTE: After installing the Virtual-VMware-5_8_0.car cartridge, existing vCenter agents (VC agents) must be updated using the Update Agent button in the VMware Environment > Administration tab.
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If configuration has been previously edited to support larger environments, refer to Foglight for VMware Release Notes to restore the configuration.
Foglight for Hyper-V version 5.8.0 (which includes the DRP-5_8_0.car, Virtual-HyperV-5_8_0.car, and Virtual-HyperV-Admin-5_8_0.car cartridge files)
Foglight Resource Optimizer version 5.8.0 (which includes the CommonAnalytics-5_8_0.car, DRP-5_8_0.car, Optimizer-5_8_0.car, and HyperV-Optimizer-5_8_0.car cartridge files)
NOTE: After installing the Virtual-HyperV-5_8_0.car cartridge, existing HyperV agents must be updated using the Update Agent button in the HyperV Environment > Administration tab.

Upgrade Foglight for SNMP

The latest version of Foglight for SNMP is 5.9.5.

Foglight for SNMP 5.9.5 requires Management Server version 5.9.5 or later. It also requires Foglight for Infrastructure 5.9.5 or later.

Upgrades are supported from Foglight for SNMP 5.8.5 and later. Upgrades from previous SNMP-related Foglight solutions are not supported.

Prerequisite: Foglight for Infrastructure 5.9.5 must be installed before upgrading to Foglight for SNMP 5.9.5.

IMPORTANT: The BindUpTimeToHostBootTime rule was updated for this release. Before upgrading Foglight for SNMP to version 5.9.5, ensure that the BindUpTimeToHostBootTime rule was not modified on your environment. After upgrading to version 5.9.5, you must disable the GenericSNMPService cartridge and then re-enable it (or restart the Management Server), so that the rule change takes effect.
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Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the SNMPCartridge-5_9_5.car cartridge and all the sub-cartridges within it. Do not delete the older version of the .car file. Install version 5.9.5 over the older version.
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Navigate to the Administration > Agents > Agent Status dashboard.
Select any GenericSNMPAgent type agent and any GenericSNMPTrapAgent type agent and click Upgrade.
Click Deploy Agent Package and deploy both GenericeSNMPAgent and GenericSNMPTrapAgent packages to the targeted Foglight Agent Manager host.
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Disable the GenericSNMPService cartridge and then re-enable it (or restart the Management Server), so that the rule changes takes effect.

Upgrading Foglight for Storage Management cartridge

The latest version of the Foglight for Storage Management cartridge is 4.7.0.

Foglight for Storage Management cartridge 4.7.0 requires Management Server version 5.9.5, or Foglight Evolve 9.0. Prior to upgrading the Storage Management cartridge, you must update Foglight for VMware to version 5.8.0. For more information, see the Foglight for VMware Release Notes.

NOTE: Foglight Resource Optimizer provides recommendations for changes in the VMware® or Hyper-V® environments, to make more efficient the use of resources. This requires that the VMware or Hyper-V agent is configured with a user that has elevated privileges, beyond the read-only privileges required for monitoring. For a list of privileges required for the VMware or Hyper-V agent, refer to section “Configuring Monitoring Agents for Data Collection” in the Foglight for VMware User and Reference Guide and Foglight for Hyper-V User and Reference Guide, respectively.
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Upgrade the Storage Management Agents from the Storage & San > Storage Environment > Administration dashboard, for each Agent Manager Hosts shown in the StorageAgentMaster Monitor Agents view.
For instructions, see “Deploying Storage Agents after an Upgrade” in the Managing Storage in Virtual Environments Installation and Configuration Guide. The upgrade dialog will:
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Upgrade StorageAgentMasterMonitor.gar.
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Deactivate StorageAgentMaster.gar and remove the Windows service running on the Agent Host named FoglightStorageManagerCollector or HDCCService.
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Deploy StorageAgentMasterDB.gar and create an agent.
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Upgrade StorageCollector.gar.

Upgrade Foglight Web Monitor

The latest version of Foglight Web Monitor is 5.9.4.

Foglight Web Monitor 5.9.4 requires Management Server version 5.6.5 or later.

Foglight Web Monitor 5.9.4 can co-exist with legacy Cartridge for Operating System 5.5.4. If you have the Cartridge for Operating System 5.5.4 installed:

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Deactivate all of the WebMonitorAgent instances.
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Install the WebMonitor-5_9_4.car file on the Management Server as you would install a new Foglight Web Monitor. Do not uninstall or delete the previous version of this file. For complete instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Administration and Configuration Help.
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Activate the WebMonitorAgent instances.
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