Upgrading Security Center in a Windows Server Failover Cluster - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide for Windows Cluster 5.9

series
Security Center 5.9
revised_modified
2020-04-07

To upgrade Security Center in a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC), you must disable automatic failover, and then upgrade Security Center on the active and standby servers.

Before you begin

You must have the same ConfigurationFiles folder on both the data partition and local drive of each Directory server. The upgrade generates new configuration files from the local folder.
  1. Copy the ConfigurationFiles folder from the data partition (.\Genetec Security Center <current_version>\ConfigurationFiles) to your local Security Center installation folder (.\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <current_version>\ConfigurationFiles).
  2. Repeat for each node in your WSFC.

Procedure

  1. Using Remote Desktop Connection, connect to the cluster with administrator credentials, and open the Failover Cluster Manager.
  2. Under Roles, right-click the Security Center role and select Stop Role.
  3. Using Remote Desktop Connection, connect to each node in the cluster and verify each of the following:
    • Genetec™ Server service is stopped.
    • Genetec™ Watchdog service is stopped.
    • Config Tool is closed.
    • Security Desk is closed.
  4. On the first WSFC node, do the following:
    1. Upgrade Security Center.
      Security Center is upgraded. You might need to activate a new license.
      IMPORTANT: Let the Directory database finish upgrading before proceeding.
    2. Stop the Genetec™ Server and Genetec™ Watchdog services.
    3. Move license.gconfig from .\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <new_version>\ConfigurationFiles to C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <new_version>.
    4. If your configuration requires the cluster role to be online for access to the data partition, right-click the Security Center role in the Failover Cluster Manager, and select Start Role.
    5. Copy the .\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <new_version>\ConfigurationFiles folder to the cluster data partition (.\Genetec Security Center <new_version>\ConfigurationFiles).
    6. If you restarted the cluster role to access the data partition, right-click the Security Center role in the Failover Cluster Manager, and select Stop Role.
    7. Copy ConfigurationPath.gconfig from the former Security Center installation folder to the new installation folder, or recreate it in the new installation folder.
      For more information on ConfigurationPath.gconfig, see Moving the server’s license and configuration files.
    8. Open ConfigurationPath.gconfig in the new installation folder for editing, update configurationPath to the location of the new ConfigurationFiles folder on the data partition, and save your changes.
  5. For each additional WSFC node, do the following:
    1. Upgrade Security Center.
      Security Center is upgraded. You might need to activate a new license.
      IMPORTANT: Let the Directory database finish upgrading before proceeding.
    2. Stop the Genetec™ Server and Genetec™ Watchdog services.
    3. Move license.gconfig from .\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <new_version>\ConfigurationFiles to C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center <new_version>.
    4. Copy ConfigurationPath.gconfig from the former Security Center installation folder to the new installation folder, or recreate it in the new installation folder.
      For more information on ConfigurationPath.gconfig, see Moving the server’s license and configuration files.
    5. Open ConfigurationPath.gconfig in the new installation folder for editing, update configurationPath to the location of the new ConfigurationFiles folder on the data partition, and save your changes.
  6. In the Failover Cluster Manager, right-click the Security Center role, and select Start Role.
  7. Verify that the cluster is working properly as follows:
    • Open Config Tool and connect to the cluster address.
    • (Optional) In the Failover Cluster Manager, validate failover by moving the Security Center role to another node.