Mixed-version environments during an upgrade

During an upgrade, your GuardiumĀ® environment enters a mixed-version state with restricted functionality.

Guardium upgrades cannot be completed on all systems (central managers, aggregators, and collectors) and all S-TAPs simultaneously. As a result, your environment enters a mixed-version state during the upgrade process. For example, after upgrading a central manager to the latest version, managed units continue operating at the previous version level until they are also upgraded.

Although mixed-version environments are supported, several limitations exist. For example, while data collection, data assessment, and policies (with some restrictions) continue working in a mixed-version environment, some new or enhanced functionality is not available until all systems are upgraded.

Important: Upgrade your entire environment to the latest release and patch level as soon as possible.
Be aware of the following restrictions while operating in a mixed-version environment:
  • Complete functionality is not available until the entire environment has been upgraded to the latest release and patch level.
  • Do not make configuration changes while operating in a mixed-version environment.
  • Guardium versions 11.0 and later do not support mixed environments with managed units at version 10.5 and earlier.