Upgrading NAM Console

You can upgrade the RUM Console from a previous version by installing the current version of the RUM Console over the existing installation.

Planning and preparation

  • Read the upgrade guidelines for essential planning information:
    • The general order of upgrade activities is important. For example, you must upgrade the console before installing the report server.
    • Hardware requirements and recommendations.
    • Licensing requirements, including third-party licensing. You need licenses for Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server hosting the report server software and database. You need to make decisions related to SQL Server licensing in particular.
    • Network preparation.
    • The final version of the console must be the same version as the other components of your deployment or the configuration of any new or enhanced features may not possible.

Upgrading RUM Console from 12.4 to 2017

If you are upgrading from a 12.4.x release and you plan to import existing users from the CSS to the RUM Console, make sure your 12.4 CSS is operational and accessible.

Upgrading RUM Console 2017 to NAM Console

You can use a standalone NAM Console installer or you can use the full NAM installation set.

  1. Open the downloads page for NAM.
    You need to register with the site and obtain a login before you can access it.
  2. Download an installer.
    You can download a full installation set in one .iso file, or download a NAM Console installer separately if you don't need the full NAM installation set.
  3. Exit all other programs before running the setup program.
  4. Run the NAM Console setup file.
  5. When the installer starts, follow the upgrade steps in order.
Easy upgrade

Most of the Quick upgrade panels will contain automatically detected values from the existing installation. If you do not want to change these values, click Next to continue the upgrade.

If you want to review or change the settings, use the Full option where all settings can be modified, refer to the console installation topic where all of the installation steps are described.

If you need to change any information after upgrade, see Changing settings after you install the software.

Installer screen details

Introduction


Read the introduction to make sure you are installing the right product and the right version, and that you have seen any additional recommendations.

License agreement


You need to read and accept the license agreement before you can install the software.

Terms of the agreement are available at Terms of Use - Customers

Existing installation detected


Both options will upgrade (or reinstall) the NAM software from the installer but preserve all of your configuration settings where possible.

  • Quick will skip installation screens you don't need to update when installing the software. If a feature is new or changed, however, it will display that installation screen for you to configure.
  • Full will step you through all installation screens so you can review the current settings and change them as necessary.

Both options will upgrade the software (or reinstall) from the installer but preserve all of your configuration settings where possible. The difference is in whether you want to review (and possibly change) your configuration.

NAM Console public connectivity


These settings determine the URLs on which each NAM Server in your deployment will access the NAM Console. If a NAM Server cannot reach the NAM Console, the NAM Server user will be unable to sign on to the NAM Server.

For more information, see SSO network configuration requirements and Private addresses and public URLs of NAM components.

NAM Console installation - NAM Console public connectivity

Enable HTTPS (secure) remote connections at this URL
Recommended.

  • HTTPS URL
    When HTTPS is selected, this is the URL on which each NAM Server in your deployment will access the NAM Console.

(NOT recommended) Enable HTTP (unsecure) remote console connections at this URL
HTTP is not secure, so we do not recommend HTTP.

  • HTTP URL
    When HTTP is selected, this is the URL on which each NAM Server in your deployment will access the NAM Console.

If you need to change this information after installation, see Changing settings after you install the software.

Pre-installation summary


Review this information and copy anything you might need later.

After you install

After you install the NAM Console, you should see:

  • Dynatrace > NAM Console on the Windows Start menu
  • Dynatrace\NAM\Console in your Windows Program Files directory
Important

See Private addresses and public URLs of NAM components for an explanation of how NAM private addresses and public URLs are used.

After you have installed the NAM Console and at least one NAM Server, verify that you can sign on to the NAM Server. All NAM sign-on activity automatically (and transparently) goes through your NAM Console, so you have to make sure every NAM Server in your deployment can see the NAM Console in your deployment.

Using the public URL for that NAM Server, make sure that you can:

  • See the NAM Server in your web browser
  • Sign on to the NAM Server
  • Access the reports and other screens you need to access

Changing installation settings after you install the software

If you need to change a value (a URL, for example) that you set during installation:

  1. In Windows 10, open the Apps & features panel.
  2. Find the NAM Console in the list, click it, and select Uninstall to start the installer/uninstaller application.
    Don't worry if Modify is unavailable. The Uninstall option will not uninstall anything unless you choose the Uninstall NAM Console option on the Welcome screen:
    NAM Console installation - Change installation
  3. When the change options are displayed, select the option you need:
    • Change HTTP and SSL Server settings
    • Change database user password
  4. Click Next to go to the configuration screens.

If the software must be stopped before you can make your changes, you will receive a warning. It may take a few moments to stop the software.

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