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Upgrade Guide 11.5.2: Appendix B. Set Up External Repo

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Copied from the 11.5.0 Upgrade Guide -- I changed 1 occurrence from 11.5.0.0 to 11.5.1.0. Scott 8/19/2020

Complete the following procedure to set up an external repository (Repo).

Note: 1.) You need an unzip utility installed on the host to complete this procedure. 2.) You must know how to create a web server before you complete the following procedure.

  1. (Conditional) Complete this step if you have an external repo and you want to override it.

    • Case 1: You bootstrapped the host from an external repo and you want to upgrade using a local repo on the Admin Server.

      1. Create the /etc/netwitness/platform/repobase file.

        vi /etc/netwitness/platform/repobase

      2. Edit the repobase file so that the only information in the file is the following URL.

        https://nw-node-zero/nwrpmrepo

      3. Complete the instructions on how to run the upgrade using the upgrade-cli-client tool.
    • Case 2: You bootstrapped the host from local repo on the Admin server (NW Server host) and you want to use an external repo for the upgrade.

      1. Create the /etc/netwitness/platform/repobase file.

        vi /etc/netwitness/platform/repobase

      2. Edit the repobase file so that the only information in the file is the following URL.

        https://<webserver-ip>/<alias-for-repo>

      3. Complete the instructions on how to run the upgrade using the upgrade-cli-client tool.
        The instructions are in Appendix A. Offline Method (No Connectivity to Live Services) - Command Line Interface .
  2. Set up the external repo.
    1. Log in to the web server host.
    2. Create directory to host the NW repository (netwitness-11.5.0.0.zip), for example ziprepo under web-root of the web server. For example, /var/netwitness is the web-root, run the following command string.
      mkdir -p /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>
    3. Create the 11.5.1.0 directory under /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>.
      mkdir -p /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0
    4. Create the OS and RSA directories under /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0.
      mkdir -p /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS
      mkdir -p /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/RSA
    5. Unzip the netwitness-11.5.0.0.zip file into the /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0 directory.
      unzip netwitness-11.5.0.0.zip -d /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0
      Unzipping netwitness-11.5.0.0.zip results in two zip files (OS-11.5.0.0.zip and RSA-11.5.0.0.zip) and some other files.
    6. Unzip the:

      OS-11.5.0.0.zip into the /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS directory.
      unzip /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS-11.5.0.0.zip -d /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS

      The external url for the repo is http://<web server IP address>/<your-zip-file-repo>.

    7. Unzip the:
      RSA-11.5.0.0.zip into the /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/RSA directory.
      unzip /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/RSA-11.5.0.0.zip -d /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/RSA
    8. (Conditional - For Azure) Follow these steps for Azure update.
    1. mkdir -p /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS/other
    2. unzip nw-azure-11.3-extras.zip -d /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS/other
    3. cd /var/netwitness/<your-zip-file-repo>/11.5.0.0/OS
    4. createrepo
    1. Use the http://<web server IP address>/<your-zip-file-repo> in response to Enter the base URL of the external update repositories prompt from NW 11.5.0.0 Setup program (nwsetup-tui) prompt.

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