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What is the upgrade path for my TippingPoint SMS device?

    • Updated:
    • 9 Sep 2021
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • Platform:
    • All SMS
Summary
This bulletin provides information on what is required to upgrade the TippingPoint Security Management System (SMS) device.

Important: Ensure that you read the release notes associated with the operating system software update package on the Threat Management Center (TMC) website. The release notes contain information that may make the difference between a successful software update and an unsuccessful software update.
Details
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Before you download and install a new version of SMS software, make a note of the following:
 
  • Installing a new version of SMS causes the SMS server to reboot and close all client connections.
  • When the SMS Server is unavailable during the reboot process, the availability and operations of TippingPoint devices managed by SMS are unaffected.
  • When you upgrade the SMS server, you will be unable to connect to the server through the SMS client until you have upgraded the SMS client software. However, you can view detailed upgrade status from the local VGA console.
  • Before performing an SMS upgrade, you must disable the High Availability (HA) mode. The process for upgrading an HA cluster is to break down the cluster, upgrade each SMS individually, and then re-establish the cluster.

The following table provides a summary of the process with estimated times

StepTaskManual or AutomaticEstimated TimeSMS Status
1Download software packageManualVaries1Available
2Install upgrade packageManual2-10 minutesUnavailable
3Migrate dataAutomaticVaries2Unavailable
1. Network speed determines the time to download a 1.8 GB MB file
2. Depends on the amount of data to migrate. The SMS automatically reboots after step 2 and is not available for logins until step 3 has been completed. Do not reboot the SMS during this time.
 

SMS TOS Upgrade Path

DeviceCurrent TOSIntermediate TOSFinal TOS
SMS1
vSMS1, 2
4.3.04.4.05.0.15.3.05.5.0
4.4.0
4.5.0
4.6.0
5.0.0
5.0.1
5.1.0
5.1.1
5.2.0
5.3.0
5.4.x
Note 1: You must upgrade the SMS from SMS v5.3.0 or later. If you are upgrading from a release earlier than v5.3.0, you must first upgrade to SMS v5.3.0, log in to the SMS to activate a Digital Vaccine, and then upgrade to v5.5.

Note 2: VMware vCenter server is not required to deploy the vSMS .ovf file. You can deploy the .ovf file directly through ESX/ESXi utilities.
 
Product Version Compatibility
ProductSMS v5.5.0SMS v5.4.1SMS
v5.4.0
SMS
v5.3.0
SMS
v5.2.0
SMS
v5.1.1
SMS
v5.1.0
SMS
v5.0.1
P2
SMS
v5.0.1
P1
SMS
v5.0.0
SMS
v4.6.0
Support Status EOS
MAR/31/2022
EOS
OCT/31/2021
EOS
MAY/31/2020
EOS
FEB/28/2019
TPSTOS v5.5.0
and earlier
TOS v5.4.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.4.0
and earlier
TOS
v5.3.x
and earlier
TOS
v5.2.x
and earlier
TOS
v5.1.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.1.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.3
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.3
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.3
and earlier
TOS
v4.2.x
and earlier
vTPSTOS
v5.5.0
and earlier
TOS
v5.4.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.4.0
and earlier
TOS
v5.3.x
and earlier
TOS
v5.2.x
and earlier
TOS
v5.1.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.1.1
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.2
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.2
and earlier
TOS
v5.0.2
and earlier
TOS
v4.2.x
and earlier
IPSTOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.7
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.4
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.4
and earlier
TOS
v3.9.3
and earlier
Identity AgentTOS v1.0.0
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Solution Id:
TP000067488
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