It is important to know if a new feature has an impact on the installation and upgrade of Security Center.
- 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.
- Omnicast™ Migration tool unavailable
- If you want to upgrade to Security Center 5.7 SR3, you must do the following:
- Migrate from Omnicast™ 4.8 SR8 to Security Center 5.2 SR11 using the 5.2 Omnicast™ Migration tool.
- Upgrade from Security Center 5.2 SR11 to Security Center 5.5 SR5.
- Upgrade from Security Center 5.5 SR5 to Security Center 5.7 SR3.
- 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. Some
devices have been designated as having a higher cyber risk factor. If you
have restricted cameras on your system, after you upgrade to Security
5.7, these 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 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
- 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 SR3. For more information, refer to Supported plugins in Security Center.