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Changes for Version 4.0 

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Upgrade FAQ
  • What has been updated in 4.0? Please view the Release Notes section below for details.
  • Will there be any downtime? No, the update will not cause any downtime and PacketViper will continue to filter traffic.  However the UI may become unavailable at times during the upgrade.  You will receive a notice that a reboot is recommended to receive the full benefits of the new version. You can schedule your reboot later when it best suits your production schedule. 
  • How long will it take to update? That depends on a few factors including your Internet speed, the hardware that PacketViper is running on, the current system load, and the number of records in the database. Expect it to take anywhere from 5 to 120 minutes.  The home page will refresh automatically when done upgrading.
  • Will I lose any data? All configuration settings will be retained.  Only the most recent 40 million logged records will be retained.  This is due to space constraints on the system during the upgrade.  Additionally, some records may not be logged during the upgrade.
  • What to expect during the upgrade:
    • Once you click the upgrade link, a message will appear that the upgrade is in progress. Please remain on the page until the upgrade has completed.
    • Load Average warns red: During the upgrade, you may see the load average flash red. This is normal while the upgrade packages are downloaded and installed.
    • The UI may become inaccessible.  It will work as normal after the update has finished.
    • During the upgrade, you may see a message your system needs rebooted. Do not reboot until your system is completely updated.
    • Screen GUI graphics may change while upgrading. As the new packages are installed, you may notice the graphs change oddly. This is normal during the update.
    • When the upgrade is finished, the home page should reload automatically to the new UI.
Release Notes
  • Fresh and flexible UI updates
  • Out-of-band firewall functionality
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Website Analyzer
  • Email Analyzer
  • Improved logging performance
  • Database upgrades for increased stability and performance
  • Added multi-factor authentication
  • Real-time display of GNL matched events
  • Added Rule Analyzer details to NetCheck
  • Added option to enable "common" GNL settings
  • Additional API functionality
  • Added remote authentication options (RADIUS, LDAP, and AD)
  • Added password complexity options
  • Added login attempt limits
  • Added ability to import/export groupings
  • Option to permit DHCP broadcasts
  • Additional system email alerts
  • Option to default permissions to block instead of allow
  • Initial home page customization options
  • Various bug fixes and other user interface enhancements