11.2. Standalone Upgrade

This chapter guides you through the upgrade process of your Analysis Cockpit version 3.10.1 to version 4.x.

It is important to follow the steps carefully. We advise you to create a snapshot of the Analysis Cockpit itself before starting your upgrade.

11.2.1. Preparation

To prepare for your upgrade, we compiled a list of tasks you should follow:



Snapshot of your Analysis Cockpit

For disaster recovery

Analysis Cockpit running version 3.10.1

Prerequisite for the Major Upgrade

Connection to our new update servers

New update server infrastructure

For details regarding some of the above tasks, see the next section in this manual.

With the new version of your Analysis Cockpit, we also made changes to our update servers. Please make sure that all your components can reach the following servers:






Old update server



New update Server

The old update server is needed to fetch the updater and other prerequisites. The new update server is needed to upgrade your servers to Debian 12 and also to install any new packages, which are needed for your Analysis Cockpit v4.

You can find the corresponding IP-Addresses to the above FQDNs here: https://www.nextron-systems.com/resources/hosts/. Analysis Cockpit running version 3.10.1

To check if your Analysis Cockpit is running on the correct version you can navigate to Settings and Updates. The page should looks like this:

Update Section

Update Section

11.2.2. Performing the upgrade

In this section we will perform the actual upgrade of the Analysis Cockpit. Analysis Cockpit Upgrade

To start your upgrade, connect to your Analysis Cockpit via SSH. We will utilize asgard-updater to perform the upgrade. First we need to check if a newer version of the asgard-updater is available. If you get the highlighted output, you have already the newest version installed (the version might differ from the output here):

nextron@analysis:~$ sudo apt update
nextron@analysis:~$ sudo apt install asgard-updater
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
asgard-updater is already the newest version (1.0.17).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 18 not upgraded.

You can now run the asgard-updater with the following command:

nextron@analysis:~$ start-asgard-update

The server running your Analysis Cockpit will now restart multiple times. It is important to not interrupt the upgrade process and let the server do all the tasks. You can, however, see if any errors occurred during the upgrade or just observe at what stage the upgrade is.

Run the following command to see the status of your upgrade:

nextron@analysis:~$ sudo tail -f /var/log/asgard-updater/update.log

The update is finished if you are seeing the following lines:

nextron@analysis:~$ sudo tail -f /var/log/asgard-updater/update.log
2023-11-10T09:29:04.835115+01:00 analysis asgard-updater[536]: Elasticsearch service status: active
2023-11-10T09:29:04.835194+01:00 analysis asgard-updater[536]: Upgrade finished. Deactivating service...
2023-11-10T09:29:04.844839+01:00 analysis asgard-updater[536]: Removed "/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/asgard-updater.service".

Your upgrade is now finished, and you can use your Analysis Cockpit with the newest version.