To have the latest release of Security Center, you can upgrade directly from the previous three major versions to 5.8.
Understand the things you need to know and do before you upgrade.
Before you begin
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.
What you should know
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.
- If Omnicast™ systems were federated to your previous Security Center system, uninstall the Omnicast™ compatibility packs.
Do one of the following:
- If you have multiple Directory system, upgrade all your Directory servers at the same time.
- If you have a single Directory system, upgrade your main server.
Upgrade the rest of your system according to your priorities and
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 structure.