Starting from the 11.1.0 version Cayosoft Administrator can identify if a new version is released and download it from the cloud. Cayosoft Administrator notifies administrators when a new product version is available and allows them to initiate the update manually or schedule the upgrade. You can get notifications directly in the Administrator Console, in the Web Portal, and through email. Administrators can configure the timeframe for automatic updates or schedule each update manually.
How to configure and update the product from the cloud
When the new version of Cayosoft Administrator is released, the administrator will see the orange banner in the Administrator Console with a message that a product update is available and two buttons: 'Update Now' and 'Schedule Update'.
Also, in the Administrator Console, it is possible to navigate to Home > Configuration > Settings > Version Information and click 'Check for Updates'. By default, if a new version is released to the public, the administrator will see the information window with the same buttons as in the banner: 'Update Now' and 'Schedule Update'.
If you want to start the upgrade process right now, click on the ‘Update Now’ button, and after confirming the operation, the upgrade process will start. After clicking on 'OK' in the confirmation window you cannot stop the operation and need to wait until it completes.
If you want to schedule an update, click on the ‘Schedule update’ button and select the desired update date and time. After the update is scheduled, you will see the banner in the Administrator Console and, optionally, in the Web Portal.
When the upgrade finishes, you will get the email notification on the address specified in Home > RULES > Built-in Rules (Pre-configured) > Product Update | Run post-update steps > Message. So, if you want to customize the address, you should do this before the upgrade starts. More details about customization and other upgrade settings can be found here: Product Update | Run post-update steps.
The same commands 'Update Now' and 'Schedule Update' can be found in Home > Configuration > Settings > Version Information.
When the update is scheduled, this banner will be displayed in Administrator Console:
You can change the default behavior of the product when a new version is detected. For example, set up automatic updates when a new version comes. With automatic updates, you can also set up the maintenance window with specific weekdays and time frames, when the updates can be installed automatically and your delegated administrators will not notice downtime of the product.
Manual configuration of the product update from the cloud
It is possible to perform product updates from the cloud manually. In the Administrator Console navigate to Home > Configuration > Settings > Version Information. On this page, the administrator can find information about installed packages, PowerShell modules, extensions, and their versions. Also, the Actions menu has a set of commands that allow manual configuration of the update:
- Configure Updates
- Check for Updates
- Update Now
- Schedule this Update
- Skip this Update
- Rescan System
- Update History
Built-in Rules for the Product Update from the Cloud
In the 11.1.0 version two new built-in rules were added:
The Product Update | Check, notify, and schedule updates rule identifies the availability of a new product update, notifies, and optionally schedules the update during the maintenance window. When the administrator clicks 'Configure Updates' this rule will be opened. So, the administrator can configure this rule and define the maintenance window settings. By default, this rule only informs about new version availability and it is scheduled to run daily.
The Product Update | Run post-update steps rule runs mandatory and optional steps after the product is updated. The administrator can specify in this rule whether License definitions and cache should be updated after the product update and configure notification events on updates completed successfully or failed.
Product update from the cloud when the replication group is configured
If a replication group is configured the subscriber can't be updated before the publisher. For details please see this article: Upgrade Cayosoft Administrator from earlier version – Cayosoft Help Center.
Customize banner texts about the product update from the cloud in the Web Portal
The administrator can configure the Product Update | Check, notify, and schedule updates rule to show the product update from the cloud alerts in the Web Portal.
The texts that are displayed on these banners can be customized in Home > Configuration > Web Portal > Web Portal Settings > Web Portal Customization > Customize Web Portal Text section in the Administrator Console. For details, please see this article: Web Portal settings – Cayosoft Help Center.
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