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Version: 22.10

Upgrade from Centreon 22.04

This chapter describes how to upgrade your Centreon platform from version 22.04 to version 22.10.

When you upgrade your central server, make sure you also upgrade all your remote servers and your pollers. All servers in your architecture must have the same version of Centreon. In addition, all servers must use the same version of the BBDO protocol.

If you want to migrate your Centreon platform to another server/OS, please read our chapter on migration. you need to follow the migration procedure.


Perform a backup​

Be sure that you have fully backed up your environment for the following servers:

  • Central server
  • Database server

Upgrade the Centreon Central server​

Update the Centreon repository​

Run the following commands:

dnf install -y dnf-plugins-core
dnf config-manager --add-repo

If you have an offline license, install the corresponding repository for the plugin packs. If you are using a Business edition, install the correct Business repository too. You can find the repositories on the support portal.

Install the MariaDB repository​

curl -LsS | sudo bash -s -- --os-type=rhel --os-version=8 --mariadb-server-version="mariadb-10.5"

Upgrade PHP​

Centreon 22.10 uses PHP in version 8.1.

You need to change the PHP stream from version 8.0 to 8.1 by executing the following commands and answering y to confirm:

dnf module reset php
dnf module install php:remi-8.1

Upgrade the Centreon solution​

Make sure all users are logged out from the Centreon web interface before starting the upgrade procedure.

If you have installed Business extensions, update the Business repository to version 22.10. Visit the support portal to get its address.

If your OS is Debian 11 and you have a customized Apache configuration, perform a backup of your configuration file (/etc/apache2/sites-available/centreon.conf).

Stop the Centreon Broker process:

systemctl stop cbd

Delete existing retention files:

rm /var/lib/centreon-broker/* -f

Clean yum cache:

dnf clean all --enablerepo=*

Then upgrade all the components with the following command:

yum update centreon\* php-pecl-gnupg

Accept new GPG keys from the repositories as needed.

Update your customized Apache configuration​

This section only applies if you customized your Apache configuration.

When upgrading your platform, the Apache configuration file is not upgraded automatically: the new configuration file brought by the rpm does not replace the old file. You must copy the changes manually to your customized configuration file.

Run a diff between the old and the new Apache configuration files:

diff -u /etc/httpd/conf.d/10-centreon.conf /etc/httpd/conf.d/10-centreon.conf.rpmnew
  • 10-centreon.conf (post upgrade): this file contains the custom configuration. It does not contain anthing new brought by the upgrade.
  • 10-centreon.conf.rpmnew (post upgrade): this file is provided by the rpm; it does not contain any custom configuration.

For each difference between the files, assess whether you should copy it from 10-centreon.conf.rpmnew to 10-centreon.conf.

Check that Apache is configured properly by running the following command:

apachectl configtest

The expected result is the following:

Syntax OK

Restart the Apache and PHP processes to take in account the new configuration:

systemctl restart php-fpm httpd

Then check its status:

systemctl status httpd

If everything is ok, you should have:

● httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Drop-In: /usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service.d
Active: active (running) since Tue 2020-10-27 12:49:42 GMT; 2h 35min ago
Docs: man:httpd.service(8)
Main PID: 1483 (httpd)
Status: "Total requests: 446; Idle/Busy workers 100/0;Requests/sec: 0.0479; Bytes served/sec: 443 B/sec"
Tasks: 278 (limit: 5032)
Memory: 39.6M
CGroup: /system.slice/httpd.service
β”œβ”€1483 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
β”œβ”€1484 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
β”œβ”€1485 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
β”œβ”€1486 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
β”œβ”€1487 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND
└─1887 /usr/sbin/httpd -DFOREGROUND

Customized Apache configuration: enable text compression​

In order to improve page loading speed, you can activate text compression on the Apache server. It requires the brotli package to work. This is optional but it provides a better user experience.

Add the following code to your Apache configuration file, in both the <VirtualHost *:80> and <VirtualHost *:443> elements:

<IfModule mod_brotli.c>
AddOutputFilterByType BROTLI_COMPRESS text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/javascript application/json
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/javascript application/json

Finalizing the upgrade​

Before starting the web upgrade process, reload the Apache server with the following command:

systemctl reload php-fpm httpd

Then you need to finalize the upgrade process:

  1. Log on to the Centreon web interface to continue the update process. Click on Next:


  2. Click on Next:


  3. The release notes describe the main changes. Click on Next:


  4. This process performs the various upgrades. Click on Next:


  5. Your Centreon server is now up to date. Click on Finish to access the login page:


    If the Centreon BAM module is installed, refer to the update procedure.

  6. Deploy the central's configuration from the Centreon web UI by following this procedure.

Finally, restart Broker, Engine and Gorgone on the central server by running this command:

systemctl restart cbd centengine gorgoned

As the interface layout has changed in version 22.10, you need to clear your browser cache to display the new theme.

If the Centreon BAM module is installed, refer to the upgrade procedure.

Post-upgrade actions​

  1. Upgrade extensions. From Administration > Extensions > Manager, upgrade all extensions, starting with the following:

    • License Manager,

    • Plugin Packs Manager,

    • Auto Discovery.

      Then you can upgrade all other commercial extensions.

  2. Deploy the configuration.

  3. Restart the processes:

    systemctl restart cbd centengine centreontrapd gorgoned

Upgrade the Remote Servers​

This procedure is the same as for upgrading a Centreon Central server.

At the end of the update, configuration should be deployed from the Central server.

Upgrade the Pollers​

Update the Centreon repository​

Run the following command:

dnf install -y dnf-plugins-core
dnf config-manager --add-repo

Upgrade the Centreon solution​

Clean yum cache:

dnf clean all --enablerepo=*

Then upgrade all the components with the following command:

yum update centreon\*

Accept new GPG keys from the repositories as needed.

Restart centreon:

systemctl restart centreon