000020755 - Safe Upgrade Checklist for RSA ACE/Server and RSA Authentication Manager on UNIX platforms

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Article Number000020755
Applies ToRSA Authentication Manager
RSA ACE/Server
UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris)
Upgrade
IssueSafe Upgrade Checklist for RSA ACE/Server and RSA Authentication Manager on UNIX platforms
CauseDirect upgrades from versions earlier than 4.1.x require an interim upgrade to 5.0.x prior to upgrading to 5.1
Resolution    Safe Upgrade Checklist for RSA ACE/Server and RSA Authentication Manager on Windows platforms

Safe Upgrade Checklist:

NOTE: All upgrades should be done through the 'root'

1. Stop the Primary (master) ACE/Server:

   -  cd /.../ace/prog
   -  ./aceserver stop
   -  ./sdconnect shutdown

2. Verify functionality of the Replicas (or slave server) (test authentication)

3. Back up Primary:

 a. Run 'sdcompress -s' on the server database
 b. Run 'sddump -s' on the server database
 c. 'cp -r' the /.../ace directory to another partition for backup

4. Check daemons to ensure that no RSA ACE/Server services show started (e.g. ps -ef | grep ace)

5. Patch or upgrade:

 a. Run your OS patch on Primary server
 b. Install your RSA ACE/Server upgrade, patch, or hot fix

NOTE: OS patches should only be applied when no ACE/Server daemons are started

6. Bring down all replicas (or slave server)

7. Start ACE/Server services on primary

8. Do a functional test to ensure the operation of your Primary ACE/Server (upgrade replicas prior to bringing them back online). NOTE: On Replicas, the backup steps are not required.

9. Upgrade the Replicas
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