How to: Migrate from 1.x (EOL) environment
Posted by Vincent De Maertelaere, Last modified by Pieter Vandercammen on 02 November 2020 03:39 PM
This page is for ByteBlower servers migrating from 1.x to 2.x. If you have questions, or which to reinstall your 2.x ByteBlower servers do contact us directly at email@example.com . We'll get your system up-and-running!
This article concerns the 1x00, 2x00, 3x00 or 4x00 ByteBlower series. It's not relevant for the 5100 series.
Migrating from the ByteBlower server 1.x environment to the newly released 2.x environment requires a full reinstallation. This guide will guide you through this process.
Once your 2.x server environment is installed, you can update your server software automatically over the network and switch between installed versions. Even running the legacy 1.10 server is possible from the 2.x server environment!
Please disconnect all network connections except the management interface during the installation process.
If you run into any problems, don't hesitate to contact us through this support portal. Furthermore, we can always ship an installation stick to your premises, if creating the bootable medium is not possible.
1. Download installer
To install the 2.x ByteBlower server environment, you need server installer image (an ISO file), which can be download from this support portal.
2. Create bootable installer medium
Now that you've downloaded the ISO-file it must be "burned" to a CD or USB-key. We will use this CD or USB-key to boot the server and install ByteBlower-2.x.
Depending on your OS on your personal computer you can use the following methods to create a "bootable" USB/CD
You can burn an ISO to a USB stick using the rawrite32 tool.
A free tool called CDBurnerXP is available. A how to to burn an ISO file to a disk is available.
For the following shell example, we assume:
Any CD creating software will do. You can use Brasero for example.
3. Configure BIOS to boot from installer medium
Before the ByteBlower software can be installed, the server must be configured to boot from the USB.
1100 and 1200 series servers
For 1100 and 1200 series servers, the boot order must be changed in the BIOS. This is explained in the following guides:
After the installation, the boot order must be changed back to the original order, so the (newly installed) server boots from its hard disk again.
1300, 2100, 2200, 3100 and 4100 series servers
On 1300, 2100, 2200, 3100 and 4100 series servers, you can select the device to boot from in the Boot menu. This is opened by rebooting the server and pressing F11 during startup.
From the boot menu, select your USB stick. There may be multipe USB devices in the boot menu, including the internal USB security dongle. The security dongle will have one of the following words in its name: SecuTech, Smartkey, SmartPico, Unikey, EuSec or Eutron. Make sure you do not select this USB device.
If your USB stick is not recognized as boot device, make sure that "Legacy USB Support" is set to enabled:
Using the boot menu, your system will boot from the selected device only once. Therefore, the boot order in the BIOS must not be changed.
4. Installing the ByteBlower software
Please make sure all network connections except the management interface are disconnected at this point!
5. Running ByteBlower Server for the first time.
After the initial update after the installation, the ByteBlower server will reboot into the "ByteBlower Server environment".
After booting, a login prompt will appear. Please log in using username "root" and password "excentis".
6. Configuring the ByteBlower server
Since you've re-install the system you will need to run the byteblower-configurator in order to generate the default configuration files.
6.1 Port configuration
We need to configure the ports again so ByteBlower knows how many trunking switches you have. This can be done in some simple steps.
6.2 other configurations
If you want to change the password or configure a fix IP for the system, then you can also use the ByteBlower-configurator.