ASG Up2date 6.310 released [Middle]

6.310 is the Migration Kit Up2Date.

With help of the migration function you can install ASG V7.005 just by click a button on your Astaro appliance. This Up2Date introduces the V7 migration kit, which is used to upgrade from installations of ASG V6 to V7, converting (most of) the configuration. The migration kit is available for ASG Appliances only.

morro.jpgHowever, migrating to V7 is just an option; we will of course continue to provide pattern and firmware updates for ASG V6. The migration can be started from the System >> Up2Date Service menu in WebAdmin. The upgrade procedure reboots the device two times and takes up to 15 minutes (depending on the ASG model) and is irreversible.

Note further that migrating from V6 to V7 runs into the following limitations while converting the configuration:

  • HA configuration will not be converted.
  • emote Syslog will not be converted.
  • Site-to-site and Remote Access VPN: Only PPTP settings will be converted.
  • Intrusion Protection settings will not be converted.
  • Network and service groups: Groups containing other groups will be expanded.
  • Packetfilter: QoS settings of packetfilter rules will not be converted.
  • DHCP on Eth-VLAN is unsupported in V7.
  • Configured Ethernet aliases that are disabled will not be converted.
  • E-mail address fields in V6 (such as System >> Settings >> Administrator Contact) will not be converted.  
  • TTP proxy configuration will not be converted.
  • SMTP proxy configuration will not be converted.  
  • Remote user authentication services will not be converted.
  • DHCP relay will not be converted.  

Remarks:

  • Required previous version is 6.306
  • Existing configuration will not be changed
  • Middleware will not be restarted
  • Active IP and VPN connections will not be restarted

New/Changed/Improved

  • Added Upgrade to V7 for ASG appliances

BUGFIX

(please refer to the known issue list on http://www.astaro.com/kb

Download Information

The Astaro Up2Date technology makes it easy to upgrade your installed Astaro Security Linux to the latest version. There are three ways to apply an Up2Date package to the system (All Up2Dates are GNUPG-signed!):

  1. Log on to WebAdmin, navigate to "System -> Up2Date Service" and start a "Update now" in "System Up2Date. An extra browser window will show the progress of the Up2Date process and the System Administrator will receive a notification email once the Up2Date process has finished successfully.
  2. Log on to WebAdmin, navigate to "System -> Up2Date Service" and enable "Prefetch Up2dates". The System Administrator will receive a Notification email after an Up2Date package has been successfully fetched and can install the Up2Date by clicking "[install]" on the now available menu item "Unapplied Up2Dates". An extra browser window will show the progress of the Up2Date installation and the System administrator will receive a notification email once the Up2Date process has finished successfully.
  3. Download the Up2Date package from our HTTP or FTP Server:
    (MD5sum: d7de2e52361fa8259279f6f61cf7166e Size: 18,303,216 bytes)
    HTTP:  Astaro USAstaro US2Astaro GermanyAstaro Germany2Australian MirrorAustria MirrorJapanese Mirror
    FTP: Astaro USAstaro US2Astaro GermanyAstaro Germany2Australian MirrorAustria MirrorJapanese Mirror
    Log on to WebAdmin, navigate to "System -> Up2Date Service", start "Import from file" and import the downloaded Up2Date package. After a successful upload click "[install]" on the now available menu item "Unapplied Up2Dates". An extra browser window will show the progress of the Up2Date installation and the System Administrator will receive a notification email once the Up2Date process has finished successfully.

Feedback

If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the ASG V6 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please take care to add always(!) the version you refer to (e.g. "[6.310] no longer V7 user…").

Your Astaro R&D team
 

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