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Upgrading to CSA 5.1

While there is no migration path to CSA 5.1, it is conceivable to build from scratch, re-write rules, and redeploy the new agent.

Has anyone tried this? I?m looking for success and horror stories. My biggest fear is the redeploy of the agent ? I assume just re-installing a new agent over top an old agent is not seemless.

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Blue

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

If you go to Maintenance>Export/Import, you can export policies, variables, etc.. then import them into the new version.

If you just export a policy, it exports all the supporting rules, variables, etc.. so you don't have to fish around.

Just be selective so you don't have to do a ton of cleanup afterward.

Tom S

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Blue

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

I was able to deploy the new agent over the old one and migrate some of my policies, variables, etc.. to the new server with no troubles.

Tom S

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Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

how did you migrate your policies? what tool are you using to do mass deployment (or "un-deployment" if needed)?

Community Member

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

Curious to know the same thing -

thanks

Community Member

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

Ditto... though I was planning on trying to re-write and consolidate rules by hand. (a lot of work, but probably give me a cleaner migration)

Blue

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

If you go to Maintenance>Export/Import, you can export policies, variables, etc.. then import them into the new version.

If you just export a policy, it exports all the supporting rules, variables, etc.. so you don't have to fish around.

Just be selective so you don't have to do a ton of cleanup afterward.

Tom S

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Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

tom,

what tool are you using for mass deployment? since there is no direct upgrade path, how are you uninstalling the old version off of all of the clients. can this be done silently without user intervention?

-rodney

Blue

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

While there is no direct upgrade path for the server, the agents install over older agents just fine. Installing the new version uninstalls the old one.

If you build the agent kit to install silently and not restart, users do not see anything but it will disable the network connection briefly.

I suggest copying the agent kit and running it locally to prevent mishaps. Any good deployment tool should be able to do this.

We use Novell ZENworks to deploy.

Also note that if it doesn't restart automatically, the host is not protected until it does.

Tom S

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Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

will 4.5 licenses work with the new version (5.1) or do you have to purchase new licenses?

Blue

Re: Upgrading to CSA 5.1

They will work and you can use them legally if you purchased maintenance.

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