Back up your system. Then locate the server that runs Websense Policy Broker and Policy Database. Upgrade that server (or appliance) first.
Software: On the MyWebsense Downloads page, download the TRITON Setup program to perform software upgrades.
The Setup program detects older components installed on the current machine and updates them.
NEW: Upgrading each
V-Series appliance from 7.7.x to 7.8.x requires these steps:
HOTFIX 90: From v7.7.x, you need to patch up to v7.8.1 and then v7.8.x, in sequence. V7.8.1 moves the modules to 64-bit, and thus requires a large patch. To prepare the V-Series to receive the large patch file: In the appliance manager, download and install appliance Hotfix 90 for 7.7.0 or 7.7.3 (your current version). Hotfix 90 is mandatory; installing it prepares the appliance to receive a large patch file.
HOTFIX 91: In the appliance manager, consider whether your site also needs Hotfix 91. Some sites keep a very large set of backups and snapshots on each appliance. If your site works this way, then Hotifx 91 (optional) can be used to remove very old backups and ensure that the 64-bit v7.8.1 modules will have adequate space as they are unpacked. At your option, download and install appliance Hotfix 91 for 7.7.0 or 7.7.3 (your current version).
PATCH for 7.8.1: With Hotfix 90 installed and (optionally) Hotfix 91 installed, you are ready to download the appliance patch for 7.8.1. This is also done through the appliance manager.
Install version 7.8.1.
PATCH for 7.8.x: After v7.8.1 is installed, download and then install the desired v7.8.x patch. This is also done through the appliance manager.
If your network has many V-Series appliances, you may wish to store these 2 hotfixes and patches on a local server and upload them to each appliance in the correct order. Hotfix 90, Hotfix 91, and the patches for v7.8.1 and v7.8.x can be saved from the first appliance to a local server, and then uploaded from there to other appliances in your network. On every appliance, install Hotfix 90 before you upload the large patch for v7.8.1.
View the 7.8 Upgrade Video for V-Series Appliances.