Patching Cisco ACS 5.4

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Current Status and version before patching

acs100/admin# show application version acs

Cisco ACS VERSION INFORMATION
—————————–
Version : 5.4.0.46.0a
Internal Build ID : B.221

acs100/admin# show application status acs

ACS role: PRIMARY

Process ‘database’                  running
Process ‘management’                running
Process ‘runtime’                   running
Process ‘ntpd’                      running
Process ‘view-database’             running
Process ‘view-jobmanager’           running
Process ‘view-alertmanager’         running
Process ‘view-collector’            running
Process ‘view-logprocessor’         running

Showing path to the ftp server where my patch files are

repository FTP
  url ftp://172.0.6.67/
  user admin password plain test1234

Making sure that I am able to reach my server

acs100/admin# ping ip 172.0.6.67
PING 172.0.6.67 (172.0.6.67) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 172.0.6.67: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.505 ms
64 bytes from 172.0.6.67: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.490 ms
64 bytes from 172.0.6.67: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.441 ms
64 bytes from 172.0.6.67: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.440 ms

Patching process

acs100/admin# acs patch install 5-4-0-46-6.tar.gpg repository FTP
Installing ACS patch requires a restart of ACS services. Continue?  (yes/no) y
Calculating disk size for /opt/CSCOacs/patches
Total size of patch files are 1103 M.
Max Size defined for patch files are 1000 M.
WARNING: Patch of size 1103 M exceeds the allowed quota of 1000 M. This will not                                       prohibit patch installation process as long as there is enough disk space. Please note that this indicates you should consider moving ACS to a higher disk space machine
Stopping ACS.
Stopping Management and View………………………………………………………
Stopping Runtime……..
Stopping Database…….
Stopping Ntpd….
Cleanup..
Stopping log forwarding …..
Installing patch version ‘5.4.0.46.6’
Installing ADE-OS 1.2 patch.  Please wait…
Decompressing patch files 5.4.0.46.6 …
About to install files
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
Removing old war
/opt/CSCOacs/patches/5-4-0-46-6
Patch ‘5-4-0-46-6’ version ‘5.4.0.46.6’ successfully installed
Starting ACS ….

To verify that ACS processes are running, use the
‘show application status acs’ command.

 

Verifying that the ACS is back up and the processes are running. It wook a few minutes for all processes to finish initialization

acs100/admin# show application status acs

ACS role: PRIMARY

Process ‘database’                  running
Process ‘management’                running (HTTP is nonresponsive)
Process ‘runtime’                   running
Process ‘ntpd’                      running
Process ‘view-database’             Restarting
Process ‘view-jobmanager’           initializing
Process ‘view-alertmanager’         initializing
Process ‘view-collector’            initializing
Process ‘view-logprocessor’         initializing

acs100/admin# show application status acs

ACS role: PRIMARY

Process ‘database’                  running
Process ‘management’                running
Process ‘runtime’                   running
Process ‘ntpd’                      running
Process ‘view-database’             running
Process ‘view-jobmanager’           running
Process ‘view-alertmanager’         running
Process ‘view-collector’            running
Process ‘view-logprocessor’         running

Confirming that the version has been updated

acs100/admin# show version

Cisco Application Deployment Engine OS Release: 2.0
ADE-OS Build Version: 2.0.3.063
ADE-OS System Architecture: i386

Copyright (c) 2005-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Hostname: acs100

Version information of installed applications
———————————————

Cisco ACS VERSION INFORMATION
—————————–
Version : 5.4.0.46.6
Internal Build ID : B.221
Patches :
5-4-0-46-6

And just because I feel like rebooting the server to make sure that all is well, lets stop the services

acs100/admin# acs stop

Stopping ACS.
Stopping Management and View………………………………………………………
Stopping Runtime……..
Stopping Database…….
Stopping Ntpd….
Cleanup..

Reload

acs100/admin# reload
Save the current ADE-OS running configuration? (yes/no) [yes] ?
Generating configuration…
Saved the ADE-OS running configuration to startup successfully
Continue with reboot? [y/n] y

Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Tue Jun 17 14:00:07 2014):

The system is going down for reboot NOW!

And finally confirm that all is well after reboot

ACS100/admin# show application status acs

ACS role: PRIMARY

Process ‘database’                  running
Process ‘management’                running
Process ‘runtime’                   running
Process ‘ntpd’                      running
Process ‘view-database’             running
Process ‘view-jobmanager’           running
Process ‘view-alertmanager’         running
Process ‘view-collector’            running
Process ‘view-logprocessor’         running

There you go. Easy pizzy 🙂

 

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