How to upgrade Dashboard Server Azure Edition
This article concerns upgrading from one minor release of Dashboard Server Azure Edition to another, for example v5.0.1 to the latest release.
For upgrades to the next major version, such as v4 to v5, there are further considerations described in the specific major upgrade article:
If you have more than one instance of Dashboard Server Azure Edition, such as a service provider with several tenants, then you will need to upgrade each in turn, taking care to select the correct instance each time.
Upgrading Dashboard Server Azure Edition
The steps below describe how to carry out a minor upgrade by simply downloading and running the latest installer on the server where Dashboard Server is installed.
You will need to connect to your SquaredUp server. See How to connect to your SquaredUp server
Before upgrading we recommend you backup Dashboard Server Azure Edition (see How to backup and restore Dashboard Server Azure Edition).
Download the latest version of Dashboard Server.
Run the installer that you have downloaded.
You are warned that a restart of the server may be required. Click Next to continue.
Accept the License Agreement and click Install.
Leave the default install type as In-Place. Check the correct Dashboard Server instance is going to be upgraded. You can click edit to see more details.
The installer automatically chooses the appropriate install type:
In-Place - If the installer detects a version of Dashboard Server Azure Edition is already installed then it will default to an In-Place upgrade, meaning that it will upgrade the current instance.
For example, if you already have v5.0.1 installed and you want to upgrade to v5.1, you should leave the install type as the default of In-place.
If you do not wish to upgrade the existing installation you can click edit and choose New installation. See How to install Dashboard Server Azure Edition using the installer
Complete the installer, and open Dashboard Server.
Login to Dashboard Server.
Any Open Access dashboards you have will be refreshed, after any upgrade.
Any upgraded dashboard packs will be imported.
If you haven't made any changes to the dashboards or perspectives being upgraded then they will be overwritten automatically.
If changes have been made to the dashboards or perspectives in the upgraded packs then you will be shown a Conflicts Detected page when logging in to Dashboard Server.
For more information see Dashboard Packs
If you have more than one instance of Dashboard Server Azure Edition, then upgrade the other instances next.
Two 'Deploy SquaredUp' tools on the start menu
If you upgraded from Azure Edition v4.4 to v4.5 you will see two 'Deploy SquaredUp' tools on the Windows Start menu. You should use the v4.5 'Deploy SquaredUp For Azure' deploy tool, and ignore the older 'Deploy SquaredUp' tool.
The Deploy tool is added by the installer and allows you to jump into the installer to the point where you can deploy an instance of Dashboard Server. It is used if your server had to restart during the installation and the installer didn't restart automatically. It can also be used to deploy further instances of that version of Dashboard Server.
'Deploy SquaredUp for Azure' - this is the deploy tool for Dashboard Server v4.5 and is the one you should use.
'Deploy SquaredUp' - this is the deploy tool for Dashboard Server v4.4, which you can ignore.
If you wish to install a further instance of Azure Edition you can run the deploy tool from Start > SquaredUp for Azure > Deploy SquaredUp for Azure.
Many license keys only allow one activation, so you may need to contact SquaredUp Support for assistance.
Two SquaredUp uninstallers in 'Add or Remove Programs'
If you upgraded from Azure Edition v4.4 to v4.5 you will see two uninstallers for Azure Edition:
SquaredUp for Azure 4.5
To remove all instances of Azure Edition you should run the 4.5 uninstaller first, then the 4.4 uninstaller. This will clean up the files from the v4.5 installation and the old v4.4 installation location.