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.
Fresh and flexible UI updates
Out-of-band firewall functionality
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