Upgrading Security Center NEC cluster - Security Center 5.10

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide for NEC Cluster 5.10

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Security Center 5.10
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2021-03-05
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Security Center unified platform > Security Center
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5.10

To upgrade Security Center in a NEC ExpressCluster environment, you must disable automatic failover for the NEC ExpressCluster, and then upgrade Security Center on the active and standby servers.

Before you begin

You must have the same ConfigurationFiles folder on both the mirrored and local hard drives.
  1. Copy the ConfigurationFiles folder from the mirrored drive (N:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.7\ConfigurationFiles) to your local drive (C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.8\ConfigurationFiles).
  2. Repeat for each node in your NEC cluster.
NOTE: In this example “N:” corresponds to the drive letter assigned to your mirrored data partition. The actual drive letter will depend on your NEC cluster.

Procedure

  1. Open the NEC WebManager application.
  2. From the drop-down list, select Config Mode.
  3. Click Groups > failover.
  4. In the Resources tab, right-click script, and then click Properties.
  5. Click the Details tab.
  6. Select the start.bat file, and then click Edit.
  7. Find the following lines of code:
    armload MSSQL /s /a /r 3 /fov /wait 30 MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS
    armload GenetecServer /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecServer
    armload GenetecWatchdog /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecWatchdog
    
  8. Add rem to the beginning of the lines as follows:
    rem armload MSSQL /s /a /r 3 /fov /wait 30 MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS
    rem armload GenetecServer /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecServer
    rem armload GenetecWatchdog /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecWatchdog
    
  9. Click File > Save , and then click File > Exit.
  10. In the NEC WebManager, click Apply > OK.
  11. Click File > Apply the Configuration File.
  12. To confirm your changes, click Yes > OK.
  13. From the drop-down list at the top of the NEC WebManager, select Operation Mode.
  14. Click Groups > failover.
  15. In the Started Server row, see which server is active.
  16. Connect to the active server, and make sure that Config Tool and Security Desk are not running.
  17. Upgrade to Security Center 5.10.
  18. Start Config Tool and Security Desk, and confirm that everything is working properly.
  19. In the NEC WebManager, force the active server to failover to the standby server as follows:
    1. Under Groups, right-click failover, and then click Move.
    2. Select the standby server in the list.

      The standby server becomes the active server.

  20. Repeat Step 16 to Step 19 on the active server.
  21. To set the NEC ExpressCluster back to normal operation mode, enable automatic failover as follows:
    1. From the drop-down list in the NEC WebManager, select Config Mode.
    2. Click Groups > failover.
    3. In the Resources tab, right-click script, and then click Properties.
    4. Click the Details tab.
    5. Select the start.bat file, and then click Edit.
    6. Find the following lines of code:
      rem armload MSSQL /s /a /r 3 /fov /wait 30 MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS
      rem armload GenetecServer /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecServer
      rem armload GenetecWatchdog /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecWatchdog
      
    7. Remove rem from the beginning of the lines as follows:
      armload MSSQL /s /a /r 3 /fov /wait 30 MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS
      armload GenetecServer /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecServer
      armload GenetecWatchdog /s /a /r 3 /fov GenetecWatchdog
      
    8. Click File > Save , and then click File > Exit.
    9. In the NEC WebManager, click Apply > OK.
  22. Click File > Apply the Configuration File.
  23. To confirm your changes, click Yes > OK.
  24. From the drop-down list at the top of the NEC WebManager, select Operation Mode.