Important GigaVUE-FM Upgrade Guidance
To upgrade GigaVUE-FM, the recommended procedure is to back up your current configuration and perform the pre-upgrade checks (memory requirements, the maximum number of images) before installing the image. You can upgrade via the GigaVUE-FM GUI or CLI. It is recommended that you plan your upgrade before performing any upgrade steps. Refer Supported Upgrade Paths for GigaVUE-FM for details on upgrade path.
Best Practice: Before performing an upgrade, in addition to taking a backup of GigaVUE-FM, also take a Sysdump, which provides valuable configuration information that is not captured in the backup. You can use the Sysdump after the upgrade to troubleshoot any upgrade-related issues with your configurations.
GigaVUE-FM v5.8.01 introduced several significant changes that included improvements in usability and performance. These changes involved upgrading and replacing databases and changing the underlying operating system. For this reason, when upgrading from any pre-5.8.xx version of FM to version 5.8.xx or above, you must first migrate your existing configurations and data such as audit logs, events, syslogs, and statistics from your current pre-5.8.xx GigaVUE-FM version to GigaVUE-FM v6.1.00.
Special migration steps and supported upgrade paths are provided under Migrate GigaVUE-FM in the 5.10 Documentation. After GigaVUE-FM v5.10.xx, migration is no longer needed when upgrading to future versions. For supported upgrade paths requiring a special migration step, see Supported GigaVUE-FM Migration and Upgrade Paths.