Installation and upgrade notes for Security Center 5.6 SR2 - Security Center 5.6 SR2

Security Center Release Notes 5.6 SR2

series
Security Center 5.6 SR2
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2017-06-27

It is important to know if a new feature has an impact on the installation and upgrade of Security Center.

Note the following when upgrading to or installing Security Center 5.6 SR2:
New license required for restricted cameras
Starting with Security Center 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 Center 5.6, after you upgrade to Security Center 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.
For instructions about how to install Security Center, see Installing Security Center.