You upgrade each product in one of two ways: CLI mode or Unattended mode.

Satisfy or perform the following tasks:

  1. Review the important release issues in the VMware Smart Assurance Multicast Manager Release Notes.

  2. On the host where the target existing installation resides, log in as superuser (User ID 0) or administrator.

  3. Uninstall any temporary test patches (TTPs) in the existing installation.

  4. Mount the CD/DVD-ROM. “Procedures for CD/DVD-ROMs” on page 93 provides more information.

  5. Choose CLI mode (UNIX only) or Unattended mode. Run the setup commands for invoking CLI mode and Unattended mode are listed in.

    • CLI mode, make the following additional selections:

      • In the Upgrade or Install screen, select Upgrade existing suite and press Enter.

        • In the Target Installation Selection screen (in which an existing product is selected unless the product was previously installed to more than one directory, in which case you will see multiple choices), select a target installation directory and press Enter or type back to go to the previous step.

        • In the Choose Products screen, all of the existing products are selected to be upgraded. You can select additional products to add to the installation.

      • In Unattended mode, specify the following additional options in the response file (<suite>-response.txt). All previously installed products must have their product options set to “true” in the response file.

        • Uncomment the INSTALL_TYPE.INSTALL_CHOICE=UPGRADE option.

        • Uncomment the < suite >.installLocation option and set its property value to the installation directory of the target installation. The installation directory must end with /< suite >.

        • Ensure the property value is set to “true” for each product that is already installed plus any other product that you would like to add to the installation.

Table 1. Options in the response file


Specify the response file options

Multicast Manager

Uncomment the MCAST_SUITE.installLocation option.

Set its property value to the installation directory of the target Multicast Manager 2.1.x installation. The installation directory must end with /MCAST.

  1. The installation program removes the patch, if any, from the existing installation and installs the software.

  2. After the installation, merge the customized local backup with the new installation.

    BASEDIR/smarts/local directory.

    Click Enter to view the Installation Summary.

  3. The Installation Summary shows informational messages such as successful confirmations, error messages, and warnings. Investigate any errors or warnings.

    If Next appears, your system needs to be rebooted because one or both of the following tasks are pending on the system:

    • A system-protected file was replaced during the installation and requires a restart.

      • A pending restart was triggered by another application or by an operating system patch installation.

        Click Enter and then reboot your system.

        The installation program writes an install log file to the BASEDIR/smarts/setup/logs directory, unless the installation fails at the very start, in which case the installation program writes the log file to the /tmp directory. The log file is a text file with the naming convention Install.<suite>.<productversionNumber>.log.

  4. Evaluate your custom code.

  5. If you installed additional products and they are not licensed features, obtain and save a new license file as outlined in “Obtain and install a temporary license file” on page 67.

    Otherwise, existing permanent licenses are supported for products. No user action is required.

  6. If your product is part of a deployment that requires the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a U.S. government computer security standard governing cryptographic modules, follow the instructions in “Upgrading 8.1.5 products in FIPS mode” on page 41.

  7. If you installed the products as services, start the services. “Starting services on UNIX” on page 67 provides more information.

  8. Verify the current state of the products and Broker. “Verify the product status” on page 69 provides more information.

  9. Initiate a discovery. Consult the discovery guide or user guide for your product for more information on this procedure.