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Requirements for Virtual Appliance Version 93.0.0

Upgrading to version 93.1.0

Before downloading the upgrade package, ensure the following:

  • You are running a minimum version 71.x. Upgrade is supported on two versions ahead of the current version. If you are running appliance versions older than 71.x or if the root (/) partition is less than 64 GB, you must deploy a new virtual appliance and import configurations from the old appliance.

    Note

    • If your VA uses a 64 GB root (/) partition, then you must ensure that at least 8 GB of free space is available before upgrading.

    • Appliance versions older than 71.x cannot be upgraded to 71.x or later. Instead, deploy a new VA. To learn more: Install a Virtual Appliance.

  • There is at least 35 GB of free space on the /opt/ns/upgrades partition where the upgrade package is downloaded. You can delete older versions of the appliance from the upgrades folder to free up disk space.

    To learn more: Upgrade the Virtual Appliance.

  • All the dhcp interfaces on the appliance are configured with a static IP, netmask and gateway.

  • Export the current appliance configurations to a different host. To learn more: Exporting Configurations.

  • The host, cz.archive.ubuntu.com is reachable. During the upgrade process, the Appliance updates the e2fsprogs Linux package by installing the latest version from the Ubuntu repository. To verify that the host is reachable, run the following telnet command.

    nsappliance> telnet host cz.archive.ubuntu.com port 80
    Executing telnet as: ['telnet', 'cz.archive.ubuntu.com', '80']
    Trying 217.31.202.63...
    Connected to mirror-r-01.nic.cz.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    

The following are the minimum hardware requirements to install and run the virtual appliance.

Component

Requirements

Physical RAM

32 GB

Processor

8-Core

Hard disk space

400 GB is the total disk space required across all partitions. This includes 96 GB for storing and processing logs and 304 GB for the root partitions which store the Netskope software, configuration files, and data files.

You must increase the disk capacity depending on the size of the logs that are processed daily.

For information on increasing the partition size, see "Increase the Size of the Partition" under Optional Configurations topic on the Knowledge Portal.

Note

Netskope recommends that you increase the disk capacity by 5 times the expected daily log collection size.

Hash values for Virtual Appliance Installation Files

The following table provides the md5sum and sha256sum values for the VA installer files on VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Linux KVM platforms for version 93.0.0.

File Type

md5sum

sha256sum

ESX OVA

584d6ccca1fd7c2fa728108ad736369f

c91216a1c575303fa9ee59b410300590d7551f09362b8ce1ec6f8650fcfa7412

Hyper-V Image

1015eab2ce05821b48f2dcee3702314f

8355a2792c078355e3d91f8d0237eea743b147d8fd7277f661e61a65855b811f

KVM Image

db400b995f7581796a5ff4ea99b0aaa8

91b200102d98584b50e9d741595a46301dac5cd5f818e0459a8df52b3a920060