RSA Authentication Manager 8.2 SP1 to 8.4. What steps required to upgrade and file download location. Thanks.
RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 has not yet been released. Our most recent version is Authentication Manager 8.3, available from RSA Authentication Manager 8.3 Downloads. After installing or upgrading to 8.3, you can then apply RSA Authentication Manager 8.3 Patch 2 - Update Download and RSA Authentication Manager 8.3 Patch 2 - Web-Tier Server Download.
What i the version you have installed now so I can provide you with the upgrade path?
When AM 8.4 comes out, you could do this they way we have been doing this since AM 8.1 SP1.
1. Update primary one patch, update replicas to the same patch one at a time
a. Apply the AM 8.3 update to your AM 8.2 SP1 P6 Primary
b. Apply the AM 8.3 update to your AM 8.2 SP1 P6 Replica, or if replicas, one at a time
c. Apply the AM 8.4 update to your AM 8.3 Primary
d. Apply the AM 8.4 update to your AM 8.3 Replica, or if replicas, one at a time
e. update any web tiers
This approach keeps your realm as is, just updating the versions. Refer to 000029877 - How to install patches on an RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 via web browser
2. Back in AM 8.0 and AM 8.1, there was a feature holdover from AM 7.1, where you could restore a backup from a previous version into a newer current version, e.g. restore an AM 8.0 P4 backup into an AM 8.1 P3 server. Since AM 8.2 every backup restore must be to the same version that the backup was taken in. With this feature, you could
a. deploy a new AM Primary
b. restore a backup from your previous version Primary in the operations console of the current primary.
c. deploy and attach new Replicas
d. deploy new web tiers as needed
This feature, if it came back, would not make sense with hardware appliances.
Hi Jay Guillette
I have small / silly question after restore any allowed older version to 8.4, what is the version of AM after successful restore ? if we take backup from new instance(8.4) can that be restore to another 8.4 instance(new)?
Rajesh [M.Tech Products Pte Ltd]
When this feature is supported in AM 8.4, if you restore a backup from AM 8.2 SP1 or AM 8.3, after the backup restore the Primary will still be AM 8.4, but basically the system will look like the AM 8.2 SP1 or AM 8.3 system, same agents, tokens, users and same Identity Sources, but with the name and IP of the AM 8.4 system.
I screamed in my head (REALLY!?) was looking to make sure P2 was the latest and almost freaking had a heart attack at seeing something about 8.4. I am taking my sour gummies and going home.
8.3 P3 came out today.
I blame Frank Miller.
An excellent rule: when in doubt, blame Frank Miller
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