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Requirements for Virtual Appliance Version 93.1.0

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 15 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 93.1.0.

File Type

md5sum

sha256sum

ESX OVA

75fa519fd015ae9533091f181e0526f0

a4082527191340f8d45760aadf9ea2827a7acfc4fb476ac6c44e08e502c087c0

Hyper-V Image

b4a647c26697ef30f3f9c8b14f6ff22f

c7018244033e196f415d8b525b7cffd577682a096915c8b75702a4c3b1bbc512

KVM Image

7612dfd1abf63f7e4737c18053d786c8

ec34ae69d1b2eafff1185bcba63ca476dafbc76049647dce482e630899c197ea