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dmease729 Champion 267 posts since
Jul 22, 2011
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Aug 2, 2011 7:53 AM

Requirements for upgrade to 6.1 software from 5.1

Hi All,

 

On the McAfee Service Portal, the two version categories for NSP and NSM in the product documentation section are 5.1 and 6.0.  Although 6.1 release notes appear when you select 6.0 from the 'select a version' drop down box, I have noted that there is no specific 6.1 upgrade guide, and am wondering if there are any particular upgrade paths that need to be adhered to.

 

From the 6.0 upgrade guide, revision 7:

p25: To be able to upgrade <the manager> to 6.0, the current version of the Manager must be 5.1.11.22 or above

p36: To upgrade a sensor to 6.0, its current software must be of the version below (in my particular case 5.1.5.90 or above)

 

I have noted that for the I4000 sensors, sensor software 6.1.1.7 seems to be the latest release (browsed to menshen site), and for the NSM 6.1.1.14 appears to be the latest release.  As such I have downloaded NSP_6.1.1.14_6.1.1.7_I-series_Release_Notes, and on page 8 it advises that the following versions are supported for upgrading to this release:

 

Manager image               I-series sensor image

6.0.7.24 or above               6.0.1.5, 6.0.1.41 or above

5.1.17.1 or above               5.1.5.129, 5.1.5.213 or above

 

My current situation is:

Management server: 5.1.7.7

Sensor software: 5.1.5.48

 

So from the above, I have two possible upgrade paths for the management server:

5.1.7.7 -> 5.1.11.22 (based on upgrade requirement to 6.0) -> 6.0.7.24 -> 6.1.1.14

OR

5.1.7.7 -> 5.1.17.1 -> 6.1.1.14 (big jump but according to release notes above, possible)

 

This will leave me with an NSM 6.1.1.14 managing 5.1.5.48 sensors (is this possible, as I cannot find any notes on limitations for managers managing certain sensor versions)

 

And then for the sensors I have:

5.1.5.48 -> 5.1.5.129 -> 6.1.1.7 (big jump but again, according to release notes above, possible)

 

Could somebody confirm the above for sanity reasons?  I want to ensure that I havent missed of anything (version-wise) that could cause unneccessary problems.

 

Any advice greatly appreciated!

 

cheers,

  • Travler The Place at McAfee Member 255 posts since
    Mar 28, 2008
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    1. Oct 12, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to dmease729)
    Re: Requirements for upgrade to 6.1 software from 5.1

    I realize this post is now over a year old, but since I'm starting to research an upgrade to 6.x, I'd like to hear how your upgrade went.


    ePO 4.6.6 (Build: 176)
    MA 4.8.0.1500

    VSE 8.8.0.975, 5400 Engine (2600+ systems)
    EE Agent 7.0.3.413
    EEPC 7.0.3.413
    Intrushield 5.1.17.7
    I-2700 Sensor 5.1.5.217

    MWG 7.3.2.8.0 (17286)
    MWR 5.2 (Build: 1086)
    MFE 8.3.2 Patch2
  • Travler The Place at McAfee Member 255 posts since
    Mar 28, 2008
    Currently Being Moderated
    3. Oct 12, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to dmease729)
    Re: Requirements for upgrade to 6.1 software from 5.1

    It'd been awhile since I last looked into upgrading, so after posting my inquiry I noticed that version 7 is out.  I suppose, since my old system is on very old hardware, I'll just build a new VM and do a fresh install.  I may even decide to start over with a new database, too.

     

    I did see in the Installation Guide the exclusions needed for VSE.  Thanks for the heads up!


    ePO 4.6.6 (Build: 176)
    MA 4.8.0.1500

    VSE 8.8.0.975, 5400 Engine (2600+ systems)
    EE Agent 7.0.3.413
    EEPC 7.0.3.413
    Intrushield 5.1.17.7
    I-2700 Sensor 5.1.5.217

    MWG 7.3.2.8.0 (17286)
    MWR 5.2 (Build: 1086)
    MFE 8.3.2 Patch2

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