H-Sphere Documentation Upgrades

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Upgrading H-Sphere to 2.4.1

 

This document explains how to upgrade H-Sphere to 2.4.1 from 2.3.1 Patch 9,   2.3.2,   2.4, 2.4.1 Betas and 2.4.1 RCs.
If your H-Sphere version is lower than 2.3.1 Patch 9 (build 2.3.1.385), please upgrade to 2.3.1 Patch 9 first.

To upgrade from a version lower than 2.2, you must upgrade to all transitional versions (marked with asterisks in the list of H-Sphere versions) one after the other, from lower to higher.

IMPORTANT:

  • hsphere-mail2-all-8 is included into 2.4.1.
  • This H-Sphere version introduces new SiteStudio 1.6 Patch 1
  • Don't forget to upgrade Winbox to 2.4.1 if you have an older version.
  • The upgrade won't work without a valid H-Sphere license to cover all accounts in the system.
  • H-Sphere currently supports only the following operation systems:
    Linux RedHat (7.2, 7.3, RHES 2.1, RHWS 2.1, RHAS 2.1, RHWS3, RHES3, RHAS3), CentOS 3.1, and FreeBSD (4.7 - 4.10)
  • Before the upagrade make sure you've upgraded MySQL to 4.x, your user PostgreSQL to 7.3, and system PostgreSQL to 7.3.
  • For correct performance of WebShell4, you need 1.3.31 apache update.
  • If you have custom templates, you'll have to update them according to the new requirements.
  • If you have a mail server running on the same box as the CP server, and CP server uses port 80, change CP port to 8080 in /hsphere/local/home/cpanel/apache/conf/httpd.conf or contact H-Sphere support.

Procedure

  1. Make sure you have H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 9 or higher installed:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties | grep HS_VERSION
    If you have an older version, contact support or read how to upgrade from previous versions.
  2. Download 2.4.1 installation package from the Positive Software site:
    # wget http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/U24/U24.1/U24.1
    Make sure the target directory doesn't contain any other U24.1 file!
  3. Make sure that permissions to /usr/bin/wget are set to 0755 during the installation.
  4. Stop H-Sphere using one of the following commands:
    Linux:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp stop
    FreeBSD:
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh stop

    To stop SiteStudio, stop Imaker by running:
    # kill -9 `ps -axw|grep imaker.sh |grep -v grep|awk '{print $1}'`
    # kill -9 `ps -axw|grep ImageMaker|grep -v grep|awk '{print $1}'`

  5. Run the update script:
    # sh ./U24.1
    You will see a help window with a prompt to enter update options.
    • To update H-Sphere to version 2.4.1 and Site Studio to version 1.6 Patch 1, enter:
      update
    • To update only H-Sphere to version 2.4.1, enter:
      hsupdate
    • To update only Site Studio to 1.6 Patch 1, enter:
      ssupdate
      Important: To work with H-Sphere 2.4.1 upgraded from version 2.3, Site Studio must be updated to 1.6 Patch 1
    Note: After the installation, you'll be able to add more servers or services to the cluster by following the Adding Servers and Adding Services manuals.
  6. If your system database is not in UNICODE (UTF-8), convert it to UTF-8.
  7. Upgrade your Winbox to 2.4.1 if you have an older version.
  8. Start H-Sphere CP:
    Linux:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp start
    FreeBSD:
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh start
  9. Start ImageMaker:
    Linux:
    # /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/imaker.sh start >& /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/var/error_log 2>&1 &
    FreeBSD:
    # /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/imaker.sh start >& /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/var/error_log &
  10. Check the version of H-Sphere:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties | grep HS_VERSION

    You will see a line similar to this:
    HS_VERSION = 2.4.1.459.20040908
    Where:
    2.4.1 is the version of H-Sphere,
    459 is the H-Sphere build,
    20040908 is the build date (in YYYYMMDD format)
    You can have a later build of version 2.4.1.


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