Virtual Host Upgrade Checklist

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TaskDescription

Prepare for Upgrade

1.

Download Physical Host Upgrade Guide from RSA Link (https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-100385) and review it.

 
2.Carefully read the sections on Event Stream Analysis (ESA) Upgrade Considerations and Investigate in Mixed Mode. 

3.

Be aware of the hardware, deployments, services, and features not supported in 11.3.

 

4.

Perform the upgrade preparation tasks for the features you use.

Caution: Make sure that you implement and test the new ports so that upgrade does not fail due to missing ports.

 

5.

Create CentOS 6 external host to save backup tar files.

 

6.

Download the nw-backup-v4.2.zip (or later) file from RSA Link (https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-81514) to external host.

 

7.Execute get-all-systems.sh and ssh-propagate.sh script from external host. 

8.

Preserve a copy of the get-all-systems-master file for future reference.

 

9.Execute nw-backup.sh in TEST mode to evaluate the space requirements from external host (for example: nw-backup –t -l –D).  

10.

Review the back up options for nw-backup.sh by displaying the help menu (nw-backup.sh -h) .

 

Migrate Disk Drives  
11.

Back up data in 10.6.6.x virtual machines (VMs).

 
12.Deploy the same 10.6.6.x VM stack in 11.3. 

13.

Copy VMDK files and add them as hard disk to the new VM.

 

14.

Retain the MAC Address of upgraded SA Server VM.

 

15.

Restore Backup data in 10.6.6.x to 11.3 VMs.

 

 

 

                                                                   
TaskDescription

Phase 1 - Set Up NW Server, Event Stream Analysis, Malware Analysis, and Broker or Concentrator Hosts

16.Update the contents of the all-systems so they consist of SA, ESA's, MA and Broker/Concentrator backup data.  
17. For ESA hosts, reset the Mongo Database admin password to 'netwitness' if it contains special characters .

18.

If your environment has multiple ESA appliances, designate a primary ESA (Where the Context Hub service is running) and copy *-controldata-mongodb.tar.gz.* files from the secondary ESAs to designated primary ESA default backup path.

 

19.

Set up the 10.6.6.x SA Server host to 11.3 NW Server host by running the nwsetup-tui program on the host.

 
20.

Repeat step 19 on the:

  1. ESA Primary host (and other ESA hosts if you have any).
  2. Malware Analysis host.
  3. Broker or Concentrator host.
 
21.

Install the ESA, Malware Analysis, and Broker or Concentrator services in the NetWitness 11.3 User Interface.

 
Phase 2 - Upgrade All Other Hosts
22.Set up the all other hosts on 11.3 by running the nwsetup-tui program on each host.  

23.

Install the Category (service category) in the NetWitness 11.3 User Interface.

 

Preform Post Upgrade Adjustments

24.

Perform the post upgrade tasks for the features you use.

 

 

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