Migrating an ESX NFS-based Deployment in Place

Migrating an ESX NFS-based Deployment in Place

Overview

In this migration method, the production FortiSIEM systems are upgraded in-place, meaning that the production 3.7.x virtual appliance is stopped and used for migrating the CMDB to the 4.2.1 virtual appliance. The advantage of this approach is that no extra hardware is needed, while the disadvantage is extended downtime during the CMDB archive and upgrade process. During this downtime events are not lost but are buffered at the collector. However, incidents are not triggered while events are buffered. Prior to the CDMB upgrade process, you might want to take a snapshot of CMDB to use as a backup if needed.

The steps for this process are:

Overview

Prerequisites

Upgrading the 3.7.x CMDB to 4.2.1 CMDB

Restoring the Upgraded CMDB in a 4.2.1 Virtual Appliance

Mounting the NFS Storage on Supervisors and Workers

Assigning the 3.7.x Supervisor’s IP Address to the 4.2.1 Supervisor Registering Workers to the Supervisor

Prerequisites

Contact AccelOps Support to reset your license

Take a snapshot of your 3.7.x installation for recovery purposes if needed

Make sure the 3.7.x virtual appliance has Internet access

Download the 4.2.1 migration scripts (ao-db-migration-4.2.1.tar). You will need the Username and Password associated with your AccelOps license to access the scripts.

Upgrading the 3.7.x CMDB to 4.2.1 CMDB

  1. Log in over SSH to your running 3.7.x virtual appliance as root.
  2. Change the directory to /root.
  3. Move or copy the migration script ao-db-migration-4.2.1.tar to /root.
  4. Untar the migration script.
  5. Run ls -al to check that root is the owner of the files ao-db-migration.sh and ao-db-migration-archiver.sh.
  6. For each AccelOps Supervisor, Worker, or Collector node, stop all backend processes by running the phtools
  7. Check the that archive files phoenixdb_migration_* and opt-migration-*.tar were successfully created in the destination directory.
  8. Copy the opt-migration-*.tar file to /root.

This contains various data files outside of CMDB that will be needed to restore the upgraded CMDB.

  1. Run the migration script on the 3.7.x CMDB archive you created in step 7.

The first argument is the location of the archived 3.7.x CMDB, and the second argument is the location where the migrated CMDB file will be kept.

  1. Make sure the migrated files were successfully created.
  2. Copy the migrated CMDB phoenixdb_migration_xyz file to the /root directory of your 4.2.1 virtual appliance

This file will be used during the CMDB restoration process.

Restoring the Upgraded CMDB in a 4.2.1 Virtual Appliance

  1. Log in to your 4.2.1 virtual appliance as root.
  2. Change the directory to /opt/phoenix/deployment/.
  3. Run the post-ao-db-migration.sh script with the 3.7.x migration files phoenixdb_migration_xyz and opt-migration-*.ta r.
  4. When the migration script completes the virtual appliance will reboot.

Mounting the NFS Storage on Supervisors and Workers

Follow this process for each Supervisor and Worker in your deployment.

  1. Log in to your virtual appliance as root over SSH.
  2. Run the mount command to check the mount location.
  3. Change to the 3.7.x mount path location in the /etc/fstab file on the Supervisor or Workers.
  4. Reboot the Supervisor or Worker.

Assigning the 3.7.x Supervisor’s IP Address to the 4.2.1 Supervisor

  1. In the vSphere client, power off the 3.7.x Supervisor.

The IP Address for the 3.7.x Supervisor will be transferred to the  4.2.1 Supervisor.

  1. Log in to the 3.7.x Supervisor as root over SSH.
  2. Run the vami_config_net

Your virtual appliance will reboot when the IP address change is complete.

Registering Workers to the Supervisor

  1. Log in to the Supervisor as admin.
  2. Go to Admin > License Management.
  3. Under VA Information, click Add, and add the Worker.
  4. Under Admin > Collector Health and Cloud Health, check that the health of the virtual appliances is normal.

Setting the 4.2.1 SVN Password to the 3.7.x Password

  1. Log in to the 4.2.1 Supervisor as root over SSH.
  2. Change the directory to /opt/phoenix/deployment/jumpbox.
  3. Run the SVN password reset script ./phsetsvnpwd.sh
  4. Enter the following full admin credential to reset SVN password

Organization: Super

User: admin

Password:****

Migration is now complete – Make sure all devices, user created rules, reports, dashboards are migrated successfully

 


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