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Precautions for Upgrading Appliances


Follow certain precautions before upgrading JSA appliances.

Ensure that you take the following precautions:

  • Back up your data, and confirm that backups are complete before you begin the upgrade.

    For more information about backup and recovery, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Administration Guide for your product.

  • Ensure that you either have a JSA Console connected to your hardware or have a remote connection to the management port (often called an out of band management setup). This is important because, if you encounter a problem while you are reinstalling RHEL, you will need to access the server through one of these connections.

  • Upgrade all managed hosts before you deploy changes.

  • Close all open JSA sessions to avoid excess errors in your log file.

  • Confirm that your appliance meets the minimum requirements for JSA. For more information about system requirements, see Memory and Disk Space Requirements.

  • Disconnect high availability (HA) hosts before the upgrade if the entire /store directory is mounted on offboard storage. For more information about disconnecting an HA cluster, see the Juniper Secure Analytics High Availability Guide.

  • Ensure that the order of mount points in the /etc/fstab file matches on both the primary and secondary HA host:

    • /store

    • /store/tmp

    • /store/transient

    • Any subdirectory of /store if the partition is mounted on offboard storage

    Restart the system after any updates to the /etc/fstab file.

  • If the entire /store directory is mounted on offboard storage, run the following command to prepare the system for the upgrade:


  • If you are not prompted to remount your offboard storage solution during the upgrade, remount the storage when the upgrade finishes.

    For additional upgrade steps for iSCSI l offboard storage solutions, and for information about remounting offboard storage, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Configuring Offboard Storage Guide.

  • For more information about managing licenses, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Administration Guide.