How to upgrade SquaredUp DS for SCOM
This article concerns upgrading from one minor release of SquaredUp DS for SCOM to another, for example v5.0.1 to the latest release.
For upgrades to the next major version, such as v4 to v5, there are further considerations described in the specific major upgrade article:
If you are using multiple SquaredUp servers using high availability (HA) with a load balancer see Enabling High Availability.
Upgrading SquaredUp DS for SCOM
The steps below describe how to carry out a minor upgrade by simply downloading and running the latest installer on the server where SquaredUp DS is installed.
Before upgrading we recommend you backup SquaredUp DS for SCOM (see How to backup and restore SquaredUp DS for SCOM).
Download the latest version of SquaredUp DS.
Run the installer that you have downloaded.
Leave the default install type as In-Place. Check the correct SquaredUp DS instance is going to be upgraded. You can click edit to see more details.
The installer automatically chooses the appropriate install type:
In-Place - If the installer detects a version of SquaredUp DS for SCOM is already installed then it will default to an In-Place upgrade, meaning that it will upgrade the current instance.
For example, if you already have v5.0.1 installed and you want to upgrade to v5.1, you should leave the install type as the default of In-place.
If you do not wish to upgrade the existing installation you can click edit and choose New installation. See How to install SquaredUp DS for SCOM
Side-By-Side - If v5 is not already installed, but v4 is, then the installer will default to a Side-By-Side upgrade, and will migrate the v4 content into a new v5 instance (leaving the v4 instance to run as normal). For important information about migrating from v4 to v5 see
Complete the installer, and open SquaredUp DS.
Login to SquaredUp DS.
Any Open Access dashboards you have will be refreshed, after any upgrade.
When you upgrade to SquaredUp DS v4.6 and above any upgraded dashboard packs will be imported.
If you haven't made any changes to the dashboards
or perspectivesbeing upgraded then they will be overwritten automatically.
If changes have been made to the dashboards
or perspectivesin the upgraded packs then you will be shown a Conflicts Detected page when logging in to SquaredUp DS.
For more information see Dashboard Packs
If you have configured high availability (HA)
If you are using multiple SquaredUp servers using high availability (HA) with a load balancer there are some important considerations to be aware of.