2.3. Upgrading OPSWAT Central Management

Upgrade OPSWAT Central Management

In order to perform an upgrade to a newer version of OPSWAT Central Management , please first uninstall the program via Windows's Add or Remove Programs tool then follow the steps in Installing OPSWAT Central Management using command line or Installing OPSWAT Central Management using the installation wizard with a new installation package to upgrade the product.

All existing OPSWAT Central Management configuration and data will be kept during the upgrade.

Uninstalling OPSWAT Central Management will not cause any data or settings loss including files, configuration, and license. If you want to perform a clean uninstall and reinstall, please refer to Clean uninstall of OPSWAT Central Management.

Update OPSWAT Clients

You can configure how OPSWAT Central Management should update OPSWAT Clients under Settings > Server Configuration > Update Settings.
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OPSWAT Central Management supports 3 ways to upgrade OPSWAT Clients. Whenever you upgrade OPSWAT Client packages on OPSWAT Central Management, clients on endpoints will upgrade to the new version itself without extra action from administrators/end-users if Allow Client to automatically update to the latest version setting is enabled at Settings > Global Settings > Device Agent

  • Internet: OPSWAT Central Management auto-looks for a new version of clients from OPSWAT Clients hosting server and upgrade OPSWAT Client packages to a new version if available

  • Folder: OPSWAT Central Management auto-looks for a new version of clients from a configured folder and upgrade OPSWAT Client packages to a new version if available. You can follow the below steps to perform an upgrade

    • Download desired OPSWAT Client packages from OPSWAT Portal > Products > Endpoint Clients manually. You need to download both the agent package and agent descriptor package

      • For example, you would like to upgrade Windows persistent client to version 7.6.248, you have to download both 7.6.248 (Persistent agent) and 7.6.248 (Persistent Agent Descriptor) packages

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  • Copy them to the configured folder.

  • Manually: Administrators manually upload OPSWAT Client packages to OPSWAT Central Management. Here are steps you can follow:

    • Download desired OPSWAT Client packages from OPSWAT Portal > Products > Endpoint Clients manually. You need to download both the agent package and agent descriptor package

      • For example, you would like to upgrade Windows persistent client to version 7.6.248, you have to download both 7.6.248 (Persistent agent) and 7.6.248 (Persistent Agent Descriptor) packages

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    • Upload an OPSWAT Client package to OPSWAT Central Management console for an appropriated agent