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Upgrading Cisco Video Surveillance Manager from Release 6.3.1 to Release 6.3.2
This document describes how to upgrade Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) from Release 6.3.1 to Release 6.3.2. It contains the following sections:
Upgrading the VSM Software
To upgrade VSM, perform the following steps.
Note You can upgrade VSMS 6.3.1 to VSMS 6.3.2 by using the Server Upgrade page in the VSM Management Console. However, you cannot upgrade VSOM and VSVM Server from the VSM Management Console, and upgrading VSMS from the VSM Management Console uninstalls the VSVM Server.
For more information about upgrading VSMS from the VSM Management Console, see the "Server Upgrade Page" section in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager User Guide, Release 6.3.2.
Step 1 Take one of the following actions to back up the VSOM database and the VSMS configuration:
•If you are upgrading software on a server that includes VSOM but not VSMS, back up the VSOM database
•If you are upgrading software on a server that includes VSMS but not VSOM, back up the VSMS configuration
•If you are upgrading software on a server that includes VSOM and VSMS, back up the VSOM database and the VSMS configuration
For more information about backing up the VSOM database and the VSMS configuration, see the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager User Guide, Release 6.3.2
Step 2 Stop the Cisco service:shell> /etc/init.d/cisco stop
Step 3 Use the following command to obtain a list of older Cisco .rpm files to uninstall:shell> rpm -qa | grep Cisco
Step 4 Uninstall each RPM by using the following command, where rpmname is the name of the package:shell> rpm -e rpmname
Step 5 Take these actions to obtain the VSM software:
a. Go to the following URL:
b. Choose Physical Security > IP Video Surveillance.
c. Download the .zip file for each VSM product that you want to install.
Step 6 Extract the contents of the downloaded .zip files into a directory that you create.
The following example shows the commands if you are installing all VSM products.shell> mkdir vsm-6.3.2shell> unzip Cisco_VSOM-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.zip -d vsm-6.3.2shell> unzip Cisco_VSMS-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.zip -d vsm-6.3.2shell> unzip Cisco_VSES-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.zip -d vsm-6.3.2shell> unzip Cisco_VSVM-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.zip -d vsm-6.3.2shell> unzip Cisco_CIVS-ENC-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.zip -d vsm-6.3.2
Step 7 Verify that all required files are present for the products that you want to install (see Table 1; "Yes" indicates that a file is required).
Step 8 For VSOM, VSMS, VSES, and 16 x D1 and 8 x D1 video encoder cards, install the JRE RPM by running the following command from the folder to which you extracted the jre-6u17-linux-i586.rpm file:shell> rpm -ivh jre-6u17-linux-i586.rpm
The JRE is installed under the /usr/java directory (for example, /usr/java/jre1.6.0_17).
Step 9 For VSOM, VSMS, VSES, and 16 x D1 and 8 x D1 video encoder cards, run the following commands to verify that JRE is installed correctly:shell> cd /usr/javashell> ls -l java
The output should be a symbolic link that includes the following at the end:java -> /usr/java/jre1.6.0_17
If a symbolic link does not include this text or does not appear at all, use these commands to resolve this issue:shell> rm -rf javashell> ln -s jre1.6.0_17 java
Step 10 Install the Cisco .rpm files from the directory using the rpm -ivh command. Run the command for each .rpm file that is included with your product. The appropriate zip files are provided based on the Table 1.shell> rpm -ivh Cisco*.rpm
For example:shell> rpm -ivh Cisco_VSMS-6.3.2-xx-xxxxx.rpm
Step 11 If you are upgrading VSOM, update the VSOM database in MySQL, entering the MySQL password when prompted.shell> bash /usr/BWhttpd/vsom_be/db/database_update.sh
Step 12 Open a browser and log in to the Management Console at http://server/vsmc.html, where server is the IP address or host name of the VSM host.
a. Click the Restart Server link under Monitoring at the left side of the console window.
b. Click Restart Now.
Upgrading IP Camera Firmware
After you perform the VSM upgrade, upgrade the firmware on your Cisco IP cameras, if needed. Cisco recommends that you upgrade the firmware in each camera in your VSM deployment to the latest version.
VSM 6.3.2 is compatible with the following IP camera versions:
•Standard definition IP cameras:
–For 2421 and 25xx IP camera models—firmware release 2.4.0 or later
–For 26xx IP camera models—firmware release 4.2.0 or later
•High definition IP cameras—firmware release 2.0.0 or later
To update IP camera firmware, follow these guidelines:
•Upgrading firmware on a standard definition camera from release 1.x to release 2.x requires the Video Surveillance IP Camera Utility. You can download this utility by going to Cisco.com and choosing Support > Download Software > Physical Security and Building Systems > Physical Security > Video Surveillance IP Cameras > Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Cameras > Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 IP Camera > Video Surveillance IP Camera Utility. For related information, see your IP camera documentation.
•Upgrading firmware on a standard definition camera from release 2.x to release 2.x can be performed by using the Camera Firmware Upgrade feature in the VSM Management Console. For instructions, see the "Using the VSM Management Console" chapter in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager User Guide.
•Upgrading firmware on a high definition camera HD can be performed by using the Camera Firmware Upgrade feature in the VSM Management Console. For instructions, see the "Using the VSM Management Console" chapter in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager User Guide.
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