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Spacewalk Upgrade Instructions
These are upgrade instruction for upgrading Spacewalk 0.8 to Spacewalk 1.0.
These upgrade instruction apply to Spacewalk installations meeting the following criteria:
- Spacewalk 0.8 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server or CentOS 5
- Your Spacewalk uses Oracle 10g / Oracle-XE as a database backend
Archive of older upgrade instruction
Spacewalk 0.7 to 0.8 upgrade instructions, are available at
Spacewalk upgrade involves several basic steps:
- Configuration files and Spacewalk database backup
- Package upgrade
- Schema upgrade
- Upgrade of Spacewalk configuration
- Restart Spacewalk
- Update of monitoring setup
- Restart Spacewalk
- Rebuild search indexes
- For RHEL or CentOS, you will need the Base, EPEL 5 repositories enabled for dependencies.
- You had set up your yum repository configuration to point to spacewalk 1.0 repo. For the repo setup specifics, see HowToInstall#SettingupSpacewalkrepo.
Database and configuration backup
- For existing configuration files, create a backup of everything under /etc/sysconfig/rhn /etc/rhn and /etc/jabberd
- Backup your ssl build directory, ordinarily /root/ssl-build
- For instructions on how to create a backup of your existing Spacewalk database consult either Oracle documentation or contact your DBA
Stop your Spacewalk by running:
# /usr/sbin/rhn-satellite stop
Perform package upgrade using yum:
# yum upgrade
During the upgrade, you may notice messages printed to the terminal when installing oracle-instantclient-selinux and spacewalk-selinux. These messages are produced by restorecon and do not pose any harm. On the contrary, these messages indicate relabeling of file system objects that is required for correct Spacewalk and SELinux symbiosis.
Make sure your Spacewalk server is down:
# /usr/sbin/rhn-satellite status
Make sure your oracle server is running (likely it isn't running since the earlier 'rhn-satellite stop' command stops the oracle-xe processes). For oracle-xe that would be:
# service oracle-xe status
If Oracle isn't running, start it
# service oracle-xe start
Run spacewalk-schema-upgrade script to upgrade database schema:
Log files from schema upgrade are being put into /var/log/spacewalk/schema-upgrade
Upgrade of Spacewalk configuration
For a successful upgrade, it is required to deploy configuration for cobbler and update configuration of apache SSL virtual host. Both steps can be accomplished by running:
# spacewalk-setup --disconnected --upgrade
You'll be asked by spacewalk-setup to provide your database connection information. This is the same information you provided to HowToInstall. Following this spacewalk-setup will ask you whether you wish to have your apache ssl configuration (/etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf) updated by spacewalk-setup. You may choose to setup your ssl.conf manually, in which case you have to make sure you have the following directives present in your /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf:
# cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf ... <VirtualHost _default_:443> ... SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/spacewalk.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/spacewalk.key RewriteEngine on RewriteOptions inherit SSLProxyEngine on <IfModule mod_jk.c> JkMountCopy On </IfModule> ... </VirtualHost> ...
Restore some of the custom values you might have set previously in /etc/rhn/rhn.conf from the backup of your configuration files, such as:
- debug = 3
- pam_auth_service = rhn-satellite
Clean jabberd authentication database:
# rm -f /var/lib/jabberd/db/authreg.db
# /usr/sbin/rhn-satellite start
Update of monitoring setup
Recent Spacewalk installations may have set several important monitoring configuration values incorrectly. To correct these, run the following as root (note that you should run this command regardless of your current monitoring status; even on installations that never had monitoring enabled, running this script will have no ill effect):
You may now choose to activate monitoring or both monitoring & monitoring scout on your Spacewalk.
If you had monitoring enabled previously and wish to re-enable it now (without having to do so in the web ui), run as root:
If you'd like to re-enable both monitoring and monitoring scout on your Spacewalk (without having to do so in the web ui), instead run as root
# /usr/share/spacewalk/setup/upgrade/rhn-enable-monitoring.pl --enable-scout
If all of the above steps completed successfully, you can start your upgraded Spacewalk server.
# /usr/sbin/rhn-satellite restart
Rebuild search indexes
After a successful upgrade, it is recommended to rebuild search indexes used by Spacewalk search engine (rhn-search service). This can be accomplished by the following:
# /etc/init.d/rhn-search cleanindex