Upgrading to VCS X8.1

If you’re upgrading an existing system, you’ll need:

  • VCS X8.1 upgrade tar file (as opposed to the ova file for a fresh deplyoment) – Found Here
  • New VCS 8.x release keys from Cisco – request via PUT

Once you’ve baked up your systems (VCSc and VCSe), and you’re in a maintenance window (this will disrupt all system registrations and calls), SSH in to each machine and put the system in Maintenance Mode:  xConfiguration SystemUnit Maintenance Mode: On

Initiate the upgrade in the GUI, and add the new release keys.

My VCSc upgrade failed with an error:

System error: tar zxf /tmp/tandberg-image.tar.gz: Execution failed: tar (child): /tmp/tandberg-image.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory

I rebooted VCSc and attempted the upgrade a second time and it succeeded.