Managing System Software

Warning

Updates are only available for licensed Policy Servers with an active Maintenance subscription.

Checking System Software Versions

Software packages are identified by four parts. Name, Revision Number, Version Number, and Revision Date.

  • NAC-CT – Policy Server Software
  • NAC-SS – Sensor Software
  • NAC-AGENT – Agent Software
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In addition to the software installed on the Policy Server or the Network Sensor, the Policy Server may also store a software image to be used for updating at a later time. For example, a Policy Server with version 5.0.19 installed may have a copy of Version 5.0.20 that can be used for updating the Policy Server, Network Sensors, or Agents at a later time.

System > Update > Genian Software will display the newest version of software stored on your Policy Server, even if it is not installed.

You can see the software version installed on individual Policy Servers and Sensors by navigating to System in the top panel. All appliances will be shown in the view pane along with the installed software.

Updating Policy Server and Network Sensor

You can update the Policy Server and Sensor through the UI.

Note

For Genians Cloud Managed Edition the Policy Server, will update automatically. Network Sensor upgrades must be manually initiated.

Update the Policy Server and Sensor Automatically

  1. Go to System in the top panel

  2. Go to Update > Genian Software in the left System Management panel.

  3. Find Available Version software in Genian Software window. Click Update from Genian Cloud

  4. Select either Download Only retrieve the update and install manually, or Download and Apply to automate the installation to all eligible components.

    • If choosing Download Only: See steps 9-13 under "Update the Policy Server and Sensor Manually"

Update the Policy Server and Sensor Manually

This is done by obtaining Genian NAC Software from Genians and store locally on your machine to then upload onto the servers.

Prepare System Files for upload:

  1. Extract contents from the .iso file.
  2. Select desired software version from the /images directory in the .iso.
    • For Policy Server, select file beginning with NAC-CT (Includes network sensor files)
    • For Network Sensor, select file beginning with NAC-SS
  3. Go to System in the top panel
  4. Find Update section in the left System Management panel. Go to Genian Software
  5. Find and click Upload File button in Genian Software window
  6. Click Select File in Upload window
  7. Locate Genian Software in File Upload window. Double click on desired file
  8. Click Upload
  9. Go to System in the top panel
  10. Go to System > System in the left System Management panel
  11. Find Policy Server/Sensor in System window. Click Checkbox
  12. Click Tasks
  13. Click Update Specific System Image (If you selected Policy Server and ALL sensors in Step 9, Click Update Latest System Images)

(System will update and reboot)

Update Through Command Line Interface

Use command: geniup

For more info see: See: Command Line Interface

Updating Agent

Note

For Genians Cloud Managed Edition the Policy Server, will distribute the agent update automatically.

You can update your Agent by uploading a updated zip file through the UI.

  1. Go to System in the top panel
  2. Go to Update > Genian Software in the left System Management panel
  3. Find Available Version software for Agent in Genian Software window
  4. Click Download
  5. Navigate to Preferences > Agent and select an Automatic Update Target to determine which networks to distribute the agent updates to.