It is important to know if a new feature has an impact on the installation and upgrade of Security Center.
- New license required for restricted cameras
- Starting with Security
5.6 GA, there is a new license option called Number of
restricted cameras. Some devices have been designated as having a higher cyber
risk factor. If you had restricted cameras on your system before upgrading to Security
5.6, after you upgrade to Security
5.6 the video units stop working and the Archiver goes into
a warning state until you purchase a restricted license for each camera, in addition to
their normal camera license.
To view a list of manufacturers that require a restricted license, use the Restricted License Type filter on the Supported Devices List page.
- New port required for Media Router redirectors
- Starting with Security Center 5.6 GA, Media Router redirectors require two ports: one port for incoming stream requests (port 560) and one port for live video data in TCP (port 5004). If you are upgrading to Security Center 5.6, make sure that port 5004 is open for firewall and network address translation purposes, or you might not be able to view live video streams from remote sites.
- New port required for Archivers
- Starting with Security Center 5.6 GA, Archivers require two RTSP ports: one port for live and playback video requests (port 555) and one port for edge playback requests (port 605). If you are upgrading to Security Center 5.6, make sure that port 605 is open for firewall and network address translation purposes, or edge playback video streams will not connect.
- Installation and upgrade prerequisites: Microsoft hotfixes KB2919355 and KB2999226
- If you are running a version of Windows older than Windows 10, you must install Microsoft hotfix KB2919355, followed by Microsoft hotfix KB2999226, before installing Security Center 5.6.
- Backward compatibility considerations for multiple stage upgrades
- If you plan to upgrade your system in stages, be aware that Security Center 5.6 is only backward compatible with the two previous versions. After upgrading your Directory to 5.6, the 5.3 components might experience unpredictable behavior, and the 5.2 and earlier components will not be able to connect to the 5.6 Directory. The solution is to use a two-step upgrade process.
- Enhancing system security
- After installing your Security Center system, there are configuration steps you can perform to increase the security of the system. For more information, see the Security Center Hardening Guide.