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Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

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On this occasion we will be covering Client Package Upgrades on the Avamar server. Client Package Upgrades are no longer part of the Avamar server upgrade. They have become customer installable packages. Our experts will answer your questions in regards to the upgrade types and best practices.


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Aravind Kondapalli

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Aravind has been in the support industry for the past 10 years in "Data Backup and Recovery" domain. He has worked with Symantec Backup Exec, EMC Avamar, Data Domain and Data Protection Advisor.

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Good initiative-Keep it up Aravind!!

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Ask the Expert conversation. My name is Aravind, i'll be your host for this event.

This is an opportunity for you to ask all sorts of Avamar Specific client upgrade questions.

Remember, no question is a silly question.

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Why are we limited on the type of clients we can push the upgrade to?

Being able to push to AIX would make my life so much easier.  Is there anything in the works so allow the push upgrade?

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

It is a product management decision not to include certain operating systems for push upgrade.

As of now there is no plan to include this feature for AIX.

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

hi aravind,

after 7.3 sp1 has been released, will there be an upgrade to Openstack DPE, ?

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Hi Karsten,

As of now there is no update to the OpenStack DPE version 7.3.

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Hi Aravind,

We have around 50 avamar servers. Is there any way to upgrade client downloads on multiple avamar servers ?

Regards,

Pawan

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Re: Ask the Expert: Upgrading Client Packages on the Dell EMC Avamar Server

Hello Pawan,

Not without actually running the Client Downloads AVP on each server.

If you have the servers upgraded by the EMC Remote Proactive team, they will include the downloads as part of the upgrade.

But if you are just planning to upgrade the Downloads page, you only need to do it on one server in your network, or if you have multi sites one server at each site.

You can then use that one server to obtain new client versions for any client. They do not have to backup to that server.

But if you are expecting an older Avamar server to accept incoming connections form a newer client you must upgrade MCS Client catalog only on the server that will be taking the new client version connections.

Jeff Cameron