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jwood.mls
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Virtual Appliance Update Question

I've been doing some very light evaluation on the virtual appliance and am ready to go a bit more in depth.  I have a couple of questions:

1) Is the virtual appliance configured in such a way that it could be used as my production system, or is this not advised?

2) When I log into my appliance it says that there is an upgrade to Ubuntu and when I run the checks, it says it will remove opsview in the process, unless I'm reading this wrong - so do I not want to upgrade the OS on the appliance?

 

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smarsh
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Hi,

Hi,

Yes it can be used in production. It depends what version of Opsview / OS your upgrading to - if your upgrading to an unsupported one (i.e. 14.04 on Core) then it wont work, i imagine.

Best,

Sam

jwood.mls
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I'm not exactly sure what you

I'm not exactly sure what you mean.  I downloaded the appliance and I believe that there was a minor update for opsview core afterwards (its been a few months).  Now when I log in via ssh to the appliance, it says new release precise available and to do-release-upgrade to upgrade it.  When I run that it says something about removing opsview core, so i bailed at that point.

 

 

smarsh
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Short answer - if you dont

Short answer - if you dont need to upgrade your OS, dont :)

Im not sure why its telling you to remove Opsview when upgrading the OS. Precise (Ubuntu 12.04) is supported as an Opsview Core platform. The latest one (14.04) is not. If i were you i would just leave it as it is. If you want to upgrade Opsview use the package manager, although there hasnt been a new core release since October last year so i doubt Opsview needs upgrading unless you've had the VA up and running for a while :)

jwood.mls
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No, I'm not needing to

No, I'm not needing to upgrade opsview - was just looking at updating the OS since it had an update.  Figured if there was an update available, and it worked, why not keep the OS more up-to-date, but it appears I can't.  Would I be better off then instead of using the virtual appliance just to run core on a centos vm or something then?