Product Documentation

Upgrade

Sep 27, 2015

Before you upgrade a StorageZones implementation, familiarize yourself with these terms and features:

  • StorageZones Controller – The product name and the name of the server component.
  • StorageZones for ShareFile Data – Your private data storage, managed by StorageZones Controller. You can configure a private CIFS share or a Windows Azure storage container.
  • StorageZone Connectors – A feature that provides users with secure access to documents and folders in SharePoint document libraries and to data stored in network file shares. StorageZone Connectors are enabled on the StorageZones Controller.

For known issues related to upgrades, refer to What's new in StorageZones Controller.

To upgrade to StorageZones Controller 2.3, 2.2.3, or 2.2.2

If this version is installed: Do this:
StorageZone Connectors 1.0
  1. Uninstall StorageZone Connectors 1.0.

    StorageZone Connectors 1.0 cannot be upgraded to StorageZones Controller 2.x.

  2. Install the latest StorageZones Controller.
Storage Center 1.0
  1. Upgrade Storage Center 1.0 to Storage Center 1.1.

    To upgrade to version 1.1, see the Installation section in the archived document Storage Center 1.1.

    Verify that Storage Center 1.1 is configured correctly and working before you proceed.

  2. Upgrade Storage Center 1.1 to StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1.
  3. Upgrade StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1 to the latest StorageZones Controller.
Storage Center 1.1
  1. Upgrade Storage Center 1.1 to StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1.
  2. Upgrade StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1 to the latest StorageZones Controller.
StorageZones Controller 2.x Upgrade to the latest StorageZones Controller.

To upgrade Storage Center 1.1 to StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1

  1. From the ShareFile download page at http://www.citrix.com/downloads/sharefile.html, log on and download the latest StorageZones Controller 2.0 Update 1 installer.
    Note: Installing StorageZones Controller changes the Default Web Site on the server to the installation path of the controller.
  2. On the server where you want to upgrade the primary StorageZones Controller:
    1. Run StorageCenter.msi to start the ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup wizard.
    2. Respond to the prompts.

      When the installation completes, the wizard displays the message “Completed Citrix ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup Wizard.”

    3. Click Finish.

      The StorageZones Controller console opens.

      Important: If you plan to clone the StorageZones Controller, do not proceed with configuration. Capture the disk image and then configure each StorageZones Controller.

      To return to the StorageZones Controller console at any time, open http://localhost/configservice/login.aspx or start the configuration tool from the Start menu.

      After you click Finish or return to the StorageZones Controller console, the Logon page opens.

  3. In the StorageZones Controller console:
    1. Log on. With the Make this Primary Zone Controller tab selected, click Next.

      The server is now the primary StorageZones Controller.

    2. To change any of the displayed information, click Modify, make your changes, and then click Save.
      Note: To use StorageZone Connectors you must click Modify, configure the connectors, and then click Save. For information about configuring the connectors, refer to Install StorageZones Controller.
  4. On each server that you want to join to the zone as a secondary StorageZones Controller:
    1. Run StorageCenter.msi to start the ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup wizard.
    2. Respond to the prompts and then click Finish.

      The StorageZones Controller console Logon page opens.

    3. Log on, click Join Zone, enter the Primary Zone Controller hostname or IP address, and then click Next.

      The server is now a secondary StorageZones Controller. To change any of the displayed information, click Modify, make your changes, and then click Save.

  5. Restart the IIS server of all zone members.
  6. Verify your deployment.
    1. In the StorageZones Controller console, click the Monitoring tab.
    2. Verify that the Result column includes a checkmark for all items.

      If the Monitoring page includes the message “StorageZones Controller Not Configured”, return to the StorageZones Controller console and complete the configuration described above, starting with step 3e.

    3. In the IIS Manager, verify that the folders named cifs, configservice, and sp were converted into applications. If they were not, verify that IIS has a default web site.

      The IIS Manager uses the icon shown in the following screen shot for those applications.


      App icons in IIS Manager

To upgrade to the latest StorageZones Controller from 2.x

  1. Back up your primary StorageZones Controller, as described in Back up a primary StorageZones Controller configuration.
  2. Read about the known issues.
  3. From the ShareFile download page at http://www.citrix.com/downloads/sharefile.html, log on and download the latest StorageZones Controller 2.2.x installer.
    Note: Installing StorageZones Controller changes the Default Web Site on the server to the installation path of the controller.
  4. On the server where you want to upgrade the primary StorageZones Controller:
    1. Run StorageCenter.msi to start the ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup wizard.
    2. Respond to the prompts.

      When the installation completes, the wizard displays the message “Completed Citrix ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup Wizard.”

    3. Click Finish.

      The StorageZones Controller console opens.

      Important: If you plan to clone the StorageZones Controller, do not proceed with configuration. Capture the disk image and then configure each StorageZones Controller.

      To return to the StorageZones Controller console at any time, open http://localhost/configservice/login.aspx or start the configuration tool from the Start menu.

      After you click Finish or return to the StorageZones Controller console, the Logon page opens.

    4. To change any of the displayed information, click Modify, make your changes, and then click Save.
  5. Verify the registry settings on the primary StorageZones Controller:

    Not all upgrade paths add the registry settings needed to increase the number of files per zone. To enable that feature, verify that the settings described in Increase the number of files per zone are included in the registry.

  6. On each secondary StorageZones Controller:
    1. Run StorageCenter.msi to start the ShareFile StorageZones Controller Setup wizard.
    2. Respond to the prompts and then click Finish.

      The StorageZones Controller console Logon page opens.

    3. Log on. To change any of the displayed information, click Modify, make your changes, and then click Save.
  7. Restart the IIS server of all zone members.
Important: If you are upgrading to StorageZones Controller 2.3 or 2.2.3 and previously customized the ProducerTimer or DeleteTimer settings, please contact Support for help with configuring the new ProducerTimerInterval and DeleteTimerInterval settings in FileDeleteService.exe.config.