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Summary: This section describes the upgrade process for the Back-end AIP Node package on ALL AIP Nodes.

These steps need to be performed on all AIP Nodes that are managed by AIP Console.

Step 1 - Perform a backup

CAST highly recommends that you backup the AIP Node data folder before proceeding - this is so that a roll back can be actioned if necessary. This is achieved simply by copying the folder to another unrelated location.

Step 2 - Run the JAR installer

Double click the executable .JAR file as provided with the installation media. If you are using OpenJDK or you are using a Linux environment, you may not be able to execute the .JAR file, instead use the following command to open the .JAR in GUI mode :

java -jar AIP-Console-<version>.jar

You can run the above command in the Command Prompt window (CMD) - ensure you launch the CMD window with elevated permissions (run as administrator).

The installation wizard will be displayed. If your existing installation is located in any of the locations listed below, then the wizard will detect them and the Upgrade an existing installation option will be selected automatically:

  • C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\CAST (Windows)
  • C:\%PROGRAMFILES%\CAST (Windows)

The Existing installation directory field will be auto populated with the existing installation location (you should ensure that this is the correct location). If the Install option is selected by default, this means that the installer is not able to detect an existing installation on the server - for example you installed it to a custom location. In this situation, you will need to manually select the Upgrade an existing installation option and enter the path to the existing installation in the Existing installation directory field.  Click Next to continue.

If the AIP Console package is installed on a Microsoft Windows operating system, the following screen will then be displayed offering you the option to start up the relevant Windows Service when the upgrade is complete. Click Next to continue:

The update process will start. Click Next when complete:

The update process is complete. Click Done to close the wizard:

Step 3 - Restart AIP Node

If you did not choose to restart AIP Node during the upgrade, re-run the start shortcut or restart the the Windows service to restart the AIP Node.

Step 4 - Check AIP Node is present in AIP Console

Browse to your AIP Console URL http://<server>:8081/ui/index.html, login to AIP Console with a user that has the ADMIN role and check that your AIP Node(s) are visible and "up" using Administration Center - Nodes:

Also check that all Applications managed by the relevant AIP Nodes are visible using Administration Center - Applications:

What next?

Now move on to the next step in the update process: CAST RESTAPI integrated upgrade.

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