Upgrade Preparation TasksUpgrade Preparation Tasks
Complete the following tasks to prepare for the upgrade to NetWitness 184.108.40.206.
Task 1. (Conditional) Upgrade External RepositoryTask 1. (Conditional) Upgrade External Repository
Note: Perform the below steps only if you are using an external repository for 220.127.116.11
To upgrade the external repository which is an externally managed server:
Upgrade the external repository with the latest upgrade content for the RSA netwitness-18.104.22.168.zip.
For information about setting up an external repository, see "Appendix B. Set Up External Repo" in the 22.214.171.124 Upgrade Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform. The following instructions assume that you already have an external repository set up. Go to the NetWitness All Versions Documents page and find NetWitness Platform guides to troubleshoot issues.
Task 2. (Optional) Remove Legacy Package RepositoriesTask 2. (Optional) Remove Legacy Package Repositories
Perform this task to free up space by removing unused repositories from previous releases from your system.
- Determine the version of the oldest NetWitness Platform host in your environment by reviewing the host list in the Admin user interface, or by running the following command on the NW Server: upgrade-cli-client --list
- You can safely remove all legacy package repository folders located at /var/netwitness/common/repo/<version> on the NW Server for all versions prior the baseline major release version of the oldest active host in the environment.
- If the oldest host version is 11.6.x.x (for example, 126.96.36.199), you can safely remove 11.0.x.x, 11.1.x.x, 11.2.x.x, 11.3.x.x, and 11.4.x.x, and 11.5.x.x repository folders. However, do not remove repository versions greater than or equal to 188.8.131.52.
- If the oldest host version is 11.7.x.x, you can safely remove 11.0.x.x, 11.1.x.x, 11.2.x.x, 11.3.x.x, 11.4.x.x, 11.5.x.x, and 11.6.x.x repository folders. However, do not remove repository versions greater than or equal to 184.108.40.206.
Task 3. Uninstall the Security Analytics l10n language packTask 3. Uninstall the Security Analytics l10n language pack
Before you upgrade from 11.5.x.x to 11.6.x.x or 11.7.x.x version, you must uninstall the Security Analytics l10n language pack.