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System Update

Clearing Cache Memory

Please force refresh your browser cache after an upgrade! Depending on your operating system all you need to do is the following key combination:

  • Windows: Ctrl + F5
  • Mac/Apple: Command + Shift + R
  • Linux: CTRL + SHIFT + R (for Chrome/Chromium based browsers and Firefox)

Access Administrative Interface And Backup The System

Access administrative interface by clicking Support button at the top right of the main user interface and then clicking System Administration. You can also access administrative interface directly by connecting to HTTPS port 8443 of the IP Fabric VM, e.g. (https://ipfabric-ip-address:8443)

Use the user osadmin with password configured during the first boot wizard.

On Restore and Backup page perform system backup.

Backup Disk

Local backup disk is not present by default! Please add a new virtual disk to your VM to enable local backups. (See Restore and Backup page)

Online Upgrade

At the System update page of the administrative interface, click the Update button. (In releases earlier than 2.2.6 additional release credentials are required).

Network requirements

An online upgrade requires access to:

  • callhome.ipfabric.io (95.217.156.217) remote port 443/TCP for upgrade availability check
  • releases.ipfabric.io (95.216.185.152) remote port 443/TCP for upgrade package download

In the following screenshot, the green 3.7.5 button in the right top corner indicates that a new version of IP Fabric is available (if the system has Internet connectivity).

New version

Offline Upgrade

Download the latest upgrade package from the updates folder on the distribution page https://releases.ipfabric.io/ipfabric/#updates

Warning

When performing offline upgrade IP FABRIC v2.2.2 or lower, load the patch for large offline updates first using https://releases.ipfabric.io/nimpee/updates/nimpee-offline-update-fix.tar.gz.sig

Go to Support -> System Administration (use ‘osadmin’ user to access). At the System update page of the administrative interface, upload the package. The following screenshot depicts the actual upgrade process in the System Administration.

Update in progress

The upgrade will start automatically after a successful package upload, after which the IP Fabric VM will reboot. Once the IP Fabric VM is rebooted, please run a new discovery so all of the new calculations can take place.

Make sure to refresh the browser cache using CTRL+F5 when accessing IP Fabric VM user interface after an upgrade.