Upgrading the WAPT Server

Hint

If your WAPT Server is a virtual machine, take a snapshot of the VM. This way, you’ll be able to go back easily in the rare case that the update fails.

Before upgrading WAPT Server, please refer to the following upgrading compatibility chart:

To WAPT 1.5

To WAPT 1.6

To WAPT 1.7

To WAPT 1.8

From WAPT 1.3

Yes

Yes

No

No

From WAPT 1.5

Yes

Yes

No

From WAPT 1.6

Yes

No

From WAPT 1.7

Yes

Upgrading WAPT from 1.6/1.7 to 1.8

The upgrade process follows the process for a minor update:

Attention

  • Debian Jessie is now deprecated. WAPT 1.8 will not work with old Debian version;

  • consider migrating your existing WAPT installation to Debian Buster or CentOS7;

Upgrading WAPT from 1.5 to 1.6

The upgrade process follows the process for a minor update.

Note

  • if you are in Debian Stretch, it is recommended to upgrade to Debian Buster 64 bits: Upgrading the Operating System;

  • this is MANDATORY for the Enterprise version with Windows Update support;

  • when upgrading to Debian10, the PostgreSQL database must be upgraded;

Upgrading WAPT from 1.3 to 1.6

The upgrade from 1.3 to 1.6 is a major upgrade.

Minor Upgrades

This procedures concerns the classic method for upgrading the WAPT Server for minor versions, for exemple from 1.7.4 to 1.8.

The migration process includes:

  • the upgrading of the WAPT Server;

  • the upgrading of the WAPT console;

  • the upgrading of the WAPT agent;

  • the updating of the deployment GPO;

Note

For upgrading from 1.3 to 1.6, please refer to upgrading from 1.3 to 1.6.