Troubleshooting Migration Process To 2.5

Version 2.4

Applies to platform: UTM 2.4
Updated on: 23rd April 2014


If for any reason the upgrade process does not finish successfully or it seems to be stuck, DO NOT forcibly reboot your Endian UTM Appliance, but make sure all the configuration have been migrated, by running the run-parts command mentioned in the "Upgrade process" section below.
This lesson shows solutions to issues arisen during the upgrade process to Endian UTM Appliances version 2.5. The upgrade process is described in this lesson.

Troubleshooting the Upgrade Process

In rare cases, the upgrade process may not end correctly. The areas that might be interested by some problem are: The upgrade process itself (for example due to a network failure), the hotspot, the Endian Management Interface, the uplinksdaemon, and synchronisation with Endian Network. Solution for those problem are listed below.

Upgrade process

In case the upgrade process does not start, you can force it by opening the SSH console and running:

root@endian:~# efw-update update && efw-update upgrade

This will restart the whole process. After that, run the following command to make sure all the post-upgrade script are executed:

root@endian:~# run-parts /etc/upgrade/upgrade.d/

In case the machine is not reachable anymore after the upgrade, you can re-install the system using Disaster Recovery (see this lesson). The disaster recovery process will install a clean 2.4 version and will also restore your last backup.
If you own a software appliance re-install the system with the original CD-ROM or ask for a new 2.5 ISO image.

Note: Disaster Recovery Key

It is very unlikely that you need to use the DRK, but in case you are unsure whether to use the Disaster Recovery Key or to reinstall the Appliance, please open a support ticket


The Hotspot Administration interface is not working.
From an SSH or Console session, run the following command:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol restart hotspot --force

Hotspot users and/or open sessions are not working?
From an SSH or Console session, run the following commands:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol call hotspot.fix

If this doesn’t correct the issue, please run the following command:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol call hotspot.rebuild

To test whether Hotspot authentication is working properly, run this command:

root@endian:~# hotspot-commandline -t

If you experience some issue with the hotspot database, run the following command to ensure it is migrated corectly:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol restart hotspot --force --migratedb --debug

Endian Management Interface (EMI)

EMI is not accessible anymore
From an SSH or Console session, run the following commands (in order):

root@endian:~# jobcontrol restart emi


In some rare cases, after the upgrade process, it happened that the Endian UTM Appliance was not able to reach the RED zone (i.e., the Internet) anymore. This is due to the uplinksdaemon package to be incorrectly marked as upgraded and the migration of its settings as succesful. To check the current version of the uplinksdaemon package, issue the following command:

root@endian:~# rpm -q uplinksdaemon

 If the output is uplinksdaemon-2.4.2-0.endian14, then the old package is still installed. To correct the issue, from the console run these commands:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol start uplinksdaemonjob
root@endian:~# efw-update update && efw-update upgrade

After these commands complete,  you should have the correct package installed, whose version shall be at least 2.7.X.

Endian Netwok

If the system appears as offline on the Endian Network, issue the following command from the console:

root@endian:~# jobcontrol restart enclient

If your system does not yet feature jobcontrol, use the legacy command:

root@endian:~# restartenclient -fd

I have an issue that is not covered in this lesson!

 In the unlikely case that an issue arises, that has not been mentioned in this lesson, contact immediately your Endian Partner or Reseller to notify of the problem or contact Endian by opening a support ticket.
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