Upgrade GigaVUE-FM Instance

While upgrading the GigaVUE-FM instance, the Amazon EBS volume must be restored with the data from the snapshot that is created in Create Snapshot of the GigaVUE‑FM Instance.

To upgrade the GigaVUE-FM instance:

1.   Select Services > EC2.
2. Click Launch Instance and go to AWS Marketplace or Community AMIs.
3. Search for Gigamon, locate the latest version of the GigaVUE-FM AMI, and click Select.
4. Choose the Instance Type. The recommended instance type is m4.xlarge.

Note:  Do not select the t2 instance types as they are not supported.

5. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.
6. Enter the following information.
o   Network— Select the VPC where you want to launch the AMI.
o   Subnet— Select the management subnet that the instance will use after launch. (Required)
o   Auto-assign Public IP— Select Enable.
o   IAM role—Select an existing IAM role to associate with the instance. Refer to the GigaVUE Cloud Suite for AWS Quick Start Guide.
7. Click Next: Add Storage and click Add New Volume.
8. Enter the following storage device settings:
o   Snapshot—Enter the name of the snapshot that is created in step 9 in the section Create Snapshot of the GigaVUE‑FM Instance.
o   Size (GiB)— Enter a minimum of 40Gb of storage. The size of the volume must be same as the volume selected while launching the previous version of the GigaVUE-FM instance.
o   Volume Type— Select a volume type. The recommended volume is General Purpose SSD (GP2).
o   Delete on Termination Select this check box to make sure the volumes are cleaned up when the GigaVUE-FM instance is removed.
9. Click Next: Tag Instance, and then add a key-value pair to identify the instance.
10. Click Next: Add Security Group. Click the Select an existing security group check box if the security group is already created. Otherwise, select the Create a new security group check box and click Add Rule. For more information on creating a security group, refer to the GigaVUE Cloud Suite for AWS–GigaVUE V Series 2
11. Click Review and Launch. Review the instance launch details and click Launch.
12. Select the SSH key pair, check the acknowledgment check box, and click Launch Instances.
13. It will take several minutes for the instance to initialize. After the initialization is completed, verify the instance through the Web interface as follows:
a. Find the instance and expand the page in the Descriptions tab to view the instance information, if necessary.
b. Copy the Public DNS value and paste the value into a new browser window or tab.
c. Copy the Instance ID of the previous version of the GigaVUE-FM. If the password is changed, use the changed password to login to the upgraded GigaVUE-FM.

Note:  Do not have multiple versions of GigaVUE-FM instances monitoring the same AWS connection.

Launch the new version of the GigaVUE-FM instance. Verify if the data from the previous GigaVUE-FM instance is restored in the new instance. Once the data is verified, terminate the old version of the GigaVUE-FM instance.