Parallels H-Sphere Documentation Administrator Guide


Updating Physical Boxes From CP Interface

(H-Sphere 3.1 and up)

Related Docs:   H-Sphere Installation Wizard (Sysadmin Guide) Physical Server Installation/Update Profiles

Last modified: 26 Dec 2007


WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

Update Wizard Concept

In H-Sphere 3.1 and up, one can perform H-Sphere software installation and update on multiple boxes (except for the CP core and H-Sphere Windows core services) from the administrative control panel:

  • H-Sphere update to the latest version or update of particular services on selected boxes
  • Adding H-Sphere servers and services: physical installation of H-Sphere software into the new boxes previously added in admin CP as H-Sphere physical and logical servers

Installation and update from admin CP is performed under certain conditions:

  • Before you run Update Wizard to update the whole cluster to a required H-Sphere version, you need first to update H-Sphere CP core (and H-Sphere Winbox core for Windows servers) by downloading and running H-Sphere update script with the cpupdate option (HSCore package for Windows servers) for this version.
  • Update of particular packages and services on each box is according to physical server profiles - sets of update rules assigned to a group of physical servers.



To update or install H-Sphere on selected physical servers, a uniform procedure is provided:

  1. Go to E.Manager -> Update -> Update Boxes:
  2. Check the servers you need to update/install.
  3. If necessary, you can get info about the box by checking boxes and clicking the Fetch Boxes Info button.
  4. Click Start Update.

Update process indicator legend:

  • Yellow: ready for update
  • Blue: update is running
  • Green: update successfully finished
  • Red: update finished with error. If update fails, you will see an error message with details.

Related Docs:   H-Sphere Installation Wizard (Sysadmin Guide) Physical Server Installation/Update Profiles

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