Upgrading a SiPass integration - SiPass 3.3

SiPass Plugin Guide 3.3

Applies to
SiPass 3.3
Last updated
2021-06-11
Content type
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English
Product
SiPass
Version
3.3
Category
Plugin and extension guides

Upgrading your SiPass integration in Security Center consists of a series of steps that need to be followed in sequence.

Before you begin

  • Read the release notes for any known issues, limitations, and other information about the release.
  • Confirm that your versions of Security Center, SiPass Integrated, and the plugin are compatible.
  • (Optional) If you need to keep past events, before you upgrade, generate and export reports of all SiPass events OR back up the plugin database and restore the alarms and events after the upgrade.
  • (Optional, but recommended). Backup the plugin database and the Directory database. See Backing up databases.

What you should know

  • The plugin must be upgraded on all Security Center client and server computers.
  • It is not required to uninstall the plugin before upgrading to the new version.
  • When you install the latest plugin, the plugin database is automatically updated. All entities are preserved, but all events are lost.
  • The plugin database contains all alarms and events.
  • The Directory database contains the plugin configuration and SiPass entities.

Procedure

  1. If you are upgrading the SiPass server from 2.65 to 2.70 or 2.75, do the following:
    1. Upgrade the SiPass Integrated software, as described in the Siemens documentation.
    2. Configure the SiPass system as required, and then confirm that SiPass access control system works as expected.
    3. Download and install the SDK and proxy service on the SiPass servers.
      IMPORTANT: The SDK must be of the same version as Security Center.
  2. On the Security Center expansion server that hosts the plugin role, download and install the plugin.
  3. After restarting Security Center, update the database:
    1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
    2. In the Plugins task, select the SiPass plugin from the entity browser, and click the Resources tab.
    3. In the database actions, click Database update.
    4. When the update is finished, deactivate and then activate the plugin role.

After you finish