Apply major, minor, patch, or hotfix software updates to the Address Manager
supports DNS/DHCP Server
appliances and virtual machines running software version 8.3.0 or greater only
recommends that customers upgrading to Address Manager
also upgrade any managed servers to software v8.3.0
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.
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
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.