Preparing to upgrade the Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition components

Before upgrading any of the BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition components, it is recommended to stop the Real User Analyzer and Collector component services and backup component data. This is not a requirement before proceeding with a component upgrade but it can ensure that information is not lost if a problem occurs during the upgrade process.

Also, review the system requirements for the Real User Analyzer, Collector, and Cloud Probe.

Before you begin upgrading the Real User Analyzer or Collector:

To receive an activation key file

An activation key is required for the Real User Analyzer component if you are upgrading from one of the following versions:

  • Version 10.5
  • Version 10.7

You can receive the activation key by contacting BMC Customer Support, and requesting an activation key file.

After you receive the activation key file, save the file to an accessible folder on your machine. You will need to access this file during the upgrade process.

To stop the Real User Analyzer and Collector components

Use the following Linux commands to stop the component services before proceeding with the upgrade.

  1. Log in to the virtual machine with the Real User Analyzer or Collector installation with root user account privileges
  2. Run the required command in a command prompt:
    • service euem_analyzer stop
    • service euem_collector stop

You can confirm that the Real User Analyzer or Collector components' services have been stopped by checking to see if they are opening in a supported browser.

To back up components

You can download the Real User Analyzer and Collector component configuration, user information, device configuration, and security configuration so this data can be reused in an upgraded component instance.

The following describes how to download all of this component information before you proceed with the upgrade process:

    To export the dashboard settings of all users

    Downloading these settings only applies to the Real User Analyzer.

    1. On the Administration page of the Real User Analyzer, click Manage configuration, and then, click Download settings of all users.
      The download starts immediately.
    2. Follow the instructions displayed in your browser to save the file.
      The file is saved. To open the file, unzip it. You can edit the XML file that defines the dashboard configuration settings of all the users of this instance.

    Note

    After you make changes to the XML file, add it back to the downloaded archive, replacing the old XML file.

    To export component configuration

    1. On the Administration page of the Real User Analyzer or Collector, click Manage configuration, and then, click Download device configuration.
    2. Type and confirm an arbitrary passphrase.
      This passphrase will be used during import of this configuration to this or any other instance of the system.
    3. Click Download.
    4. Follow the instructions displayed in your browser to save the file.
      The file is saved. To open the file, unzip it. You can edit the XML file that defines configuration settings for this instance.

    Note

    After you make changes to the XML file, add it back to the downloaded archive, replacing the old XML file.

    To export security configuration

    1. On the Administration page of the Real User Analyzer or Collector, click Managing configuration and then click Download security configuration.
    2. Download the ZIP file with configuration files in XML format.


    General prerequisites

    • Download the upgrade files for the Real User Cloud Probe (Windows or Linux).
    • To use the upgrade wizard, you must set up a DISPLAY environment. For details, refer to your operating system documentation.

      Tip

      For best results capturing end-user performance data, install the Cloud Probe on the host that provides load balancing services for an application. By binding the public interface used by the load balancing services, end-user transactions can be accurately measured and processed.

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