Upgrade 32-bit managed units

Upgrade 32-bit managed units using a backup, rebuild, and restore procedure.

Before you begin

Important: You must upgrade your environment to V9 patch 600 or later before upgrading to the latest V10.


  1. Distribute the latest health check patch (p9997) to managed units and verify that it installed successfully. See Patch installation, distribution, and monitoring for more information.
  2. Take system backups of all managed units.
  3. Rebuild the managed units using the following procedure:
    1. Mount the latest Guardium V10 ISO image.
    2. Select a system type within five seconds of entering the Guardium installer. Use the default selection of Standard Installation (non CM) with a unit type of standalone collector, or allow for an automatic boot.
    3. Allow the installation to complete and the system to reboot.
  4. Configure network parameters. Log into the Guardium CLI and issue the following commands:
    store network interface ip
    store network route defaultroute
    store network resolver 1
    store system hostname
    store system domain
  5. Log into the Guardium user interface and verify that no licenses are installed on the system.
    • If logging in for the first time, the default password is guardium.
    • If you are working with a standalone system that will eventually become a managed unit, there is no need to install licenses.
    1. On the main Guardium navigation, verify that only the Welcome and Setup navigation items are available.
    2. Navigate to Setup > Tools and Views > License or click the notification icon to verify that no licenses are installed on the system.
  6. Restore data and configuration on the managed units.
    Note: When restoring a managed unit from a backup, any custom layouts for that managed unit will be lost if the central manager is down at the time of the restore.
    1. Issue the following Guardium CLI command to import the backup files: import file.
    2. Import the data and configuration files separately.
    3. Perform the data and configuration restore by issuing the following CLI command: restore db-from-prev-version.
  7. Once all managed units have been successfully upgraded, distribute licenses from the central manager to the managed units.
    1. Log into the user interface of the central manager.
    2. Navigate to Central Management > Manage > Central Management and verify that the managed units are listed.
    3. Click the Select all check box to select all managed units.
    4. Click the Refresh button to distribute licenses to the managed units.
    5. Wait until the refresh process completes.
    6. Log into the user interface of the managed units and navigate to Setup > Tools and Views > License to verify that the correct licenses have been installed. When the correct licenses have been installed:
      • The expected navigation menu options will now be available on the managed units.
      • Reports on the managed units will be functional.
      • Reports will be accessible via remote data sources from the central manager.
  8. If the latest Guardium V10 GPU (if newer than the latest V10 ISO) and maintenance patches were installed on the central manager, distribute the GPU and maintenance patches to the managed units.
  9. If you use VMware Tools, you must reinstall them after completing the upgrade. To reinstall VMware Tools, log into the Guardium CLI, issue the following command, and follow the prompts: setup vmware_tools install.


You have successfully completed an upgrade of your 32-bit Guardium environment to the latest V10 using a backup central manager. Please verify the stability of your Guardium environment.