16.0 Upgrading the Sentinel Appliance

This procedure guides you through upgrading the Sentinel Appliance as well as Collector Manager and Correlation Engine Appliances.

  1. Log in to the Sentinel appliance as a user in the administrator role.

  2. If you want to upgrade the Sentinel Appliance, click Appliance to launch WebYaST.

  3. If you want to upgrade a Collector Manager or Correlation Engine Appliance, specify the URL of the Collector Manager or Correlation Engine computer using port 54984 to launch WebYaST.

  4. Make a backup of your configuration, then create an ESM export.

    For more information on backing up data, see Backing Up and Restoring Data in the NetIQ Sentinel 7.0.1 Administration Guide.

  5. (Conditional) If you have not already registered the appliance for automatic updates, register for updates.

    For more information, see Section 5.9, Registering for Updates.

    If the appliance is not registered, an yellow warning is displayed, indicating that the appliance is not registered.

  6. To check if there are any updates, click Updates.

    The available updates are displayed.

  7. Select and apply the updates.

    The updates might take a few minutes to complete. After the update is successful, the WebYaST login page is displayed.

    Before upgrading the appliance, WebYaST automatically stops the Sentinel service. You must manually restart this service after the upgrade is complete.

  8. Restart the Sentinel service by using the Web interface.

    For more information, see Section 5.8, Stopping and Starting the Server by Using the Web Interface.