Address Manager software updates - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager

Apply major, minor, patch, or hotfix software updates to the Address Manager server.

Address Manager v9.0.0 supports DNS/DHCP Server appliances and virtual machines running software version 8.2.0 or greater only. BlueCat recommends that customers upgrading to Address Manager v9.0.0 also upgrade any managed servers to software v8.2.0 or greater in order to ensure proper continuity and functionality of services.
  • For a checklist on all steps involved when upgrading Address Manager, refer to article 5832 on BlueCat Customer Care.
Address Manager updates are delivered as two components:
  • A tar.gz file containing the software patch.
  • A .key file that verifies the integrity of the patch file.

If you have received an update file and public security key file from BlueCat Customer Care, you can apply the update by uploading the files to Address Manager from your workstation. The public security key verifies the validity of the update file and must be provided when uploading and update file.

When you apply an update, Address Manager migrates the configuration data from your earlier version of Address Managerto the updated version, so that the new release is functionally equivalent to the previous release.

Note: Address Manager does not migrate local backup files from the earlier version of Address Manager to the updated version. We recommend that you configure database backups to send backup files to a remote location, or that you move your local backup files before updating your system.
Starting in Address Manager v9.0.0, if you apply an update with database replication enabled, the update applies to the Primary and Standby servers in parallel. The update on the Standby servers will not complete until the Primary server has completed the update. Once the Primary server has completed the update, you can view the update progress of the Standby server. For more information, refer to Viewing the update progress report.
Attention: Before performing an update in a replicated environment, the State of all Address Manager servers in replication must be Replicating. If any of the servers are Not Replicating, you cannot perform the update.