Updating the SMC server

The SMC Version release notes contain highly important information. Please refer to them before updating the SMC server.

An update archive (.upd) is required to update the SMC server. Archiving involves the update of the web interface and of the operating system.

Before applying an update, we strongly recommend taking a snapshot of your virtual machine.

During the update process, firewalls continue to run. Firewalls do not need to be updated.

On every update the SMC configuration is migrated from the configuration file to the database. The unified configuration file is deleted. This file will be automatically updated on the older system before the migration process begins.

Depending on the configuration of your hypervisor, the update can take some time. To monitor the progress of the update, see the file /var/log/update.log.