Upgrading Security Center from 5.5, 5.6, or 5.7 to 5.8 - Security Center 5.8 GA

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide 5.8 GA

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Security Center 5.8 GA
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Security Center

To have the latest version of Security Center, you can upgrade directly from the previous three versions to 5.8.

What you should know

Not all tasks and roles work in backward compatibility mode. If you plan to upgrade your system in stages, make sure that the features that are essential to your operation are supported. See Backward compatibility requirements for Security Center.
NOTE: A role is upgraded only if you upgrade the server hosting the role. If you only upgrade the main server, the roles hosted on the expansion servers that are not yet upgraded work in backward compatibility mode.
IMPORTANT: If you upgrade the LPR Manager, the Archiver it is linked to must also be upgraded. The upgraded LPR Manager would not work if the Archiver is working in backward compatibility mode.


  1. If Omnicast™ systems were federated to your previous Security Center system, uninstall the Omnicast™ compatibility packs.
  2. Do one of the following:
  3. Upgrade the rest of your system according to your priorities and schedule.
    If both Security Center Client and Server are installed on the same machine, upgrade them together.
    IMPORTANT: Make sure to note and apply the same settings used for your previous installation: passwords, databases, ports, general properties, and so on.

After you finish

  • If the file AllowedSynchronizationConfiguration.xml was used to set the synchronization times of your HID VertX units, the settings must be re-applied manually from Config Tool after the upgrade.
    Tip: Configure one unit with the required synchronization settings, then use the copy configuration tool to set the same settings on multiple units.
  • If AutoVu™ is enabled, migrate the LPR databases to the Security Center 5.8 GA structure.