Upgrade to 8.0 (step by step tutorial)

For critical systems it's recommended to wait a few weeks after the release date, to ensure that all bugs introduced by the new code are discovered and fixed.

To upgrade Wanguard and Wansight from version 6.3 or 7.x to 8.x, please follow the steps listed below, in the presented order:

  1. Login in to the web interface, go to Configuration » Components and stop all components
  2. Logout from the web interface by selecting your user menu from the top-right part of the window
  3. Stop the WANsupervisor service on all servers:
    service WANsupervisor stop
  4. If you are using PF_RING as a Capture Engine, update to PF_RING 7.6
  5. If you are using Netmap as a Capture Engine, update it to the latest version
  6. If you are using DPDK as a Capture Engine, update it to version 19.11.02
  7. Start upgrading the software packages starting with the Console server.
    On RedHat/CentOS servers upgrade the packages with:
    yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="Andrisoft" upgrade
    On Debian/Ubuntu servers, upgrade the packages with:
    apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade
    Make sure the software is upgraded on all servers, not just on the Console server. It is very important to run the same software version on all servers.
  8. Start the WANsupervisor service on all servers:
    service WANsupervisor start
  9. Clear up your browser's cache
  10. Log in to the web interface and start the components from Configuration » Components
  11. Review the release notes for version 8.0

Your feedback is highly appreciated! Please contact support andrisoft.com if you encounter errors.

Andrisoft Team
Date Created
2020-07-02 01:16:08
Date Updated
2020-07-13 15:48:50