Installation and upgrade notes for Security Center 5.7 SR6 - Security Center 5.7 SR6

Security Center Release Notes 5.7 SR6

series
Security Center 5.7 SR6
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2019-06-27

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 5.7 SR6:
Logon dialog box has changed
Starting with Security Center 5.7 SR2, you can no longer leave the Directory field blank in the Logon dialog box. You must enter the name or IP address of the main server you want to connect to. If your client application is running on the main server, you can also enter Localhost as the Directory name.
Custom temporary access rules based on custom fields are deprecated
Temporary access rules are supported natively in Security Center 5.7 SR1 and later. Because custom and native temporary access rules cannot be used together, we recommend that you use our native solution. If you are currently using the custom solution in Security Center 5.6, and want to upgrade to Security Center 5.7 SR1 or later, contact our Technical Assistance Center (GTAC) for help.
New license required for restricted cameras
Starting with Security Center 5.6 GA, there is a new license option called Number of restricted cameras. Cameras developed by some manufacturers have been restricted due to a higher cybersecurity risk profile; these cameras require a special connection license, in addition to the normal camera license. If you have restricted cameras on your system after upgrading to Security Center 5.7, these video units will stop working and the Archiver will be in a warning state until you license the restricted camera connections.

To view a list of manufacturers that require a restricted license, use the Restricted License Type filter on the Supported Device List.

New port required for redirectors
Starting with Security Center 5.6 GA, redirectors require two ports: one port for live and playback stream requests (TCP 560) and one port for live video data (TCP 5004). If you are upgrading from Security Center 5.5 or earlier, make sure that port 5004 is open in addition to port 560 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 Archiver roles
Starting with Security Center 5.6 GA, Archivers require two ports: one port for live and playback stream requests (TCP 555) and one port for edge playback stream requests (TCP 605). If you are upgrading from Security Center 5.5 or earlier, make sure that port 605 is open in addition to port 555 for firewall and network address translation purposes, or you might not be able to view playback video streams from edge devices.
Necessary update for Plan Manager 10.3
If you are running Plan Manager 10.3, you must upgrade to the latest Plan Manager 10.3 version provided in your Security Center 5.7 installation package. If you do not apply the upgrade, Security Desk might stop working when performing certain tasks in Plan Manager.
Recommendations for running the Global Cardholder Synchronizer (GCS) role
If your system is a sharing guest, make sure of the following:
  • The sharing host system is running Security Center 5.7 SR1 or SR2.
  • You have recorded a list of the global partitions you want to synchronize, in case you must apply them after the upgrade.
  • If the GCS role is running on an expansion server, perform one of the following two options:
    • Move the GCS role to the main server hosting the Directory role.
    • Keep the GCS role on the expansion server, but deactivate the role until both the main and expansion servers are running Security Center 5.7 SR1 or SR2.
Supported integrated software
Plugin users might need to upgrade their integrated software to a version supported by Security Center 5.7 SR6. For more information, refer to Supported plugins in Security Center.
For instructions about how to install Security Center, see Installing Security Center.