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Upgrade software with SiteConfig

  • The devices that you are upgrading must be in a deployment group.
  • For the software you are upgrading, a newer version of that managed software package must be added to the deployment group.
  • A SiteConfig "Check Software" operation must be performed on the devices you are upgrading.
  • All servers have been set to Update mode in the Embedded Security Manager.
Note: K2 Summit 10.1 systems and above require all servers to be upgraded to Windows 2016 OS and all K2 Summit clients to be upgraded to Windows 10 OS.

If you are upgrading multiple software components for which there is a required sequence, you must check and uncheck tasks and run multiple deployment sessions to control the sequence. For some software components, SiteConfig aids you by enforcing dependencies. For each individual software component, SiteConfig enforces an uninstall of the current version of software before installing the upgrade version. SiteConfig provides uninstall deployment tasks and install deployment tasks to indicate the taskflow. SiteConfig can do the uninstall/install in a single deployment session.

  1. In the Software Deployment | Deployment Groups tree view, select the device or the group of devices to which you are deploying software. The corresponding software deployment tasks are displayed in the Tasks list view.
  2. For the software you are deploying, do the following:
    1. Select the Deploy check box in the row for the uninstall task.
    2. Select the Deploy check box in the row for the install task.
    If a WFRegMon install task appears, install it as well. It is required to support Grass Valley software installers. There is no uninstall task.
  3. Check the area next to the Start Deployment button for a message.

    If a message instructs you to upgrade the Discovery Agent, on the control point PC go to the directory to which SiteConfig is installed, find the DiscoveryAgent_x.x.x.x.cab file, add it to the deployment group, and deploy the Discovery Agent software as well.
  4. Click the Start Deployment button.

    Deployment tasks run and software is uninstalled. Progress is reported and next steps are indicated in both the Status and Details columns. If an error appears regarding prerequisite software, install the Grass Valley Prerequisite Files on the control point PC and then repeat this step. SiteConfig uninstalls/install software in the proper sequence.
  5. When the Status or Details columns indicate next steps, identify the software in the row, then do one of the following:
    • If Details displays a Restart required link (but not "Visible dialog pending..."), click the link and when prompted "...are you sure...", click Yes.
    • If Details does not display any indication of additional steps required, proceed with the next step in this task.
  6. Monitor progress as indicated by both the Status and Details column. When finished, the Status column indicates complete.
  7. Shutdown the entire GV STRATUS/K2 Summit system and power up the servers in the correct order, starting the required services as needed.
  8. Set all servers back to Enabled mode in the Embedded Security Manager.
  9. If you deployed the MEWS Service, after deployment is complete, start the MEWS Service.

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