How to upgrade Dashboard Server Community Edition
This article concerns upgrading from one release of Dashboard Server Community Edition to another, for example v5.0.1 to the latest release.
If you are using multiple SquaredUp servers using high availability (HA) with a load balancer see Enabling High Availability
If you have more than one instance of Dashboard Server Community Edition, then you will need to upgrade each in turn, taking care to select the correct instance each time.
Upgrading Dashboard Server Community 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 Community Edition (see How to backup and restore Dashboard Server Community 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 Community 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 Community 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 being upgraded then they will be overwritten automatically.
If changes have been made to the dashboards 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 Community Edition, then upgrade the other instances next.
If you have configured high availability (HA)
If you are using multiple SquaredUp servers using high availability (HA) with a load balancer there are some important considerations to be aware of.