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Version: ⭐ 22.04

Upgrade Centreon HA from Centreon 20.04

This chapter describes how to upgrade your Centreon HA platform from version 20.04 to version 22.04.


Suspend cluster resources management​

In order to avoid a failover of the cluster during the update, it is necessary to unmanage all Centreon resources, as well as MariaDB.

pcs property set maintenance-mode=true

Perform a backup​

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

  • Central server
  • Database server

Update the RPM signing key​

For security reasons, the keys used to sign Centreon RPMs are rotated regularly. The last change occurred on October 14, 2021. When upgrading from an older version, you need to go through the key rotation procedure, to remove the old key and install the new one.

Upgrade process​

Update the Centreon repository​

Run the following commands:

yum install -y

WARNING: to avoid broken dependencies, please refer to the documentation of the additional modules to update the Centreon Business Repositories.

Upgrade PHP​

Centreon 22.04 uses PHP in version 8.0.

First, you need to install the remi repository:

yum install -y yum-utils
yum install -y
yum install -y

Then, you need to enable the php 8.0 repository

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php80

Upgrade the Centreon solution​

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

Clean yum cache:

yum clean all --enablerepo=*

Then upgrade all the components with the following command:

yum remove centreon-ha
yum update centreon\*
yum install centreon-ha-web centreon-ha-common
mv /etc/centreon-ha/ /etc/centreon-ha/
mv /etc/centreon-ha/ /etc/centreon-ha/

Remove the old Centreon-HA package:

yum remove centreon-ha

Update of Centreon packages:

yum update centreon\* 

Installation of the new Centreon-HA packages:

yum install centreon-ha-web centreon-ha-common

Overwrite the old file:

mv /etc/centreon-ha/ /etc/centreon-ha/

Overwrite the old file:

mv /etc/centreon-ha/ /etc/centreon-ha/

Accept new GPG keys from repositories if necessary.

The PHP timezone should be set. Run the command on both Central Server nodes:

echo "date.timezone = Europe/Paris" >> /etc/php.d/50-centreon.ini

Replace Europe/Paris by your time zone. You can find the list of supported time zones here.

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:

On the Central Servers:

diff -u /opt/rh/httpd24/root/etc/httpd/conf.d/10-centreon.conf /opt/rh/httpd24/root/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.

Before starting the web upgrade process, launch PHP 8 with the following command:

systemctl stop rh-php72-php-fpm
systemctl start php-fpm

Then, reload the Apache server on the primary node :

systemctl reload httpd24-httpd

Upgrading MariaDB​

MariaDB components can now be updated.

The MariaDB upgrade must first be run on the primary node Then on the secondary node. In the case of a 4-node HA, the update must be done only on the database servers.

You have to uninstall then reinstall MariaDB to upgrade between major versions (i.e. to switch from version 10.3 to version 10.5).

WARNING : the following commands must be executed first on the active database node. Once the active database node is in 10.5, you can upgrade the passive database node.

  1. Stop the mariadb service:

    systemctl stop mariadb
  2. Uninstall the current version:

    rpm --erase --nodeps --verbose MariaDB-server MariaDB-client MariaDB-compat MariaDB-common
  3. Install version 10.5:

    yum install MariaDB-server-10.5\* MariaDB-client-10.5\* MariaDB-shared-10.5\* MariaDB-compat-10.5\* MariaDB-common-10.5\*
  4. Replace the configuration:

    mv /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf.rpmsave /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf
  5. Start the mariadb service:

    systemctl start mariadb
  6. Launch the MariaDB upgrade process:


    If your database is password-protected, enter:

    mysql_upgrade -u <database_admin_user> -p

    Example: if your database_admin_user is root, enter:

    mysql_upgrade -u root -p

    Refer to the official documentation for more information or if errors occur during this last step.

Activate MariaDB at automatic startup​

Run the following command:

systemctl enable mariadb

Then to perform the WEB UI upgrade, please follow the official documentation Only on the active central node.

On the passive central node, move the "install" directory to avoid getting the "upgrade" screen in the WUI in the event of a further exchange of roles.

mv /usr/share/centreon/www/install /var/lib/centreon/installs/install-update-YYYY-MM-DD
sudo -u apache /usr/share/centreon/bin/console cache:clear

Removing cron jobs​

The RPM upgrade puts cron job back in place. Remove them to avoid concurrent executions:

rm -rf /etc/cron.d/centreon
rm -rf /etc/cron.d/centstorage

Reset the permissions for centreon_central_sync resource​

The RPM upgrade puts the permissions back in place on the Central servers. Change it using these commands:

chmod 775 /var/log/centreon-engine/
mkdir /var/log/centreon-engine/archives
chown centreon-engine: /var/log/centreon-engine/archives
chmod 775 /var/log/centreon-engine/archives/
find /var/log/centreon-engine/ -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;
find /usr/share/centreon/www/img/media -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;
find /usr/share/centreon/www/img/media -type f \( ! -iname ".keep" ! -iname ".htaccess" \) -exec chmod 664 {} \;

Cluster ugprade​

Since Centreon 22.04, The mariaDB Replication is now based on GTID. It's necessary to destroy completely the cluster and configure back again with the latest version of Centreon and MariaDB Replication mechanismes.

Maintenance mode and backup​

Perform a backup of the cluster using:

pcs config backup centreon_cluster
pcs config export pcs-commands | sed -e :a -e '/\\$/N; s/\\\n//; ta' | sed 's/-f tmp-cib.xml//' | egrep "create|group" | egrep -v "(mysql|php|cbd_rrd)" >

Check the file centreon_cluster.tar.bz2 exist before continuing this procedure.

ls -l centreon_cluster.tar.bz2

You should have a result like this:

-rw------- 1 root root 2777 May  3 17:49 centreon_cluster.tar.bz2

Then check the file, the export command may display some Warning lines but it's not blocking.


The content should looks like this:

pcs resource create vip ocf:heartbeat:IPaddr2 broadcast=@VIP_BROADCAST_IPADDR@ cidr_netmask=@VIP_CIDR_NETMASK@ flush_routes=true ip=@VIP_IPADDR@ nic=@VIP_IFNAME@ op monitor interval=10s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=20s stop interval=0s timeout=20s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create http systemd:httpd24-httpd op monitor interval=5s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=40s stop interval=0s timeout=40s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create gorgone systemd:gorgoned op monitor interval=5s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=90s stop interval=0s timeout=90s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create centreon_central_sync systemd:centreon-central-sync op monitor interval=5s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=90s stop interval=0s timeout=90s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create cbd_central_broker systemd:cbd-sql op monitor interval=5s timeout=30s start interval=0s timeout=90s stop interval=0s timeout=90s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create centengine systemd:centengine op monitor interval=5s timeout=30s start interval=0s timeout=90s stop interval=0s timeout=90s meta multiple-active=stop_start target-role=started
pcs resource create centreontrapd systemd:centreontrapd op monitor interval=5s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=30s stop interval=0s timeout=30s meta target-role=started
pcs resource create snmptrapd systemd:snmptrapd op monitor interval=5s timeout=20s start interval=0s timeout=30s stop interval=0s timeout=30s meta target-role=started
pcs resource group add centreon vip http gorgone centreon_central_sync cbd_central_broker centengine centreontrapd snmptrapd

This file will be necessary to recreate all the ressources of your cluster.

Delete the resources​

These command should run only the active central node:

pcs resource delete ms_mysql --force
pcs resource delete cbd_rrd --force
pcs resource delete php7 --force
pcs resource delete centreon --force

Reconfigure MariaDB​

It's necessary to modify the mysql configuration by editing the file /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf:

On the 2 Central servers in HA 2 nodes On the 2 Database servers in HA 4 nodes.


Launch GTID replication​

Run this command on the secondary database node:

mysqladmin -p shutdown

It is important to make sure that MariaDB is completely shut down. You will run this command and check that it returns no output:

ps -ef | grep mariadb[d]

Once the service is stopped on the secondary database node, you will run the synchronization script from the primary database node:


This script's output is very verbose and you can't expect to understand everything, so to make sure it went well, focus on the last lines of its output, checking that it looks like:

Umount and Delete LVM snapshot
Logical volume "dbbackupdatadir" successfully removed
Start MySQL Slave
Start Replication
Id User Host db Command Time State Info Progress
[variable number of lines]

The important thing to check is that Start MySQL Slave and Start Replication are present and that no errors follow it.

In addition, the output of this command must display only OK results:


The expected output is:

Connection Status '@CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@' [OK]
Connection Status '@CENTRAL_SLAVE_NAME@' [OK]
Slave Thread Status [OK]
Position Status [OK]

Restart Centreon process​

Then to restart all the processes on the active central node:

systemctl restart cbd-sql cbd gorgoned centengine centreontrapd

And on the passive central node:

systemctl restart cbd

Clean broker memory files​

WARNING: perform this command only the passive central node.

Before resuming the cluster resources management, to avoid broker issues, cleanup all the .memory., .unprocessed. or .queue. files:

rm -rf /var/lib/centreon-broker/central-broker-master.memory*
rm -rf /var/lib/centreon-broker/central-broker-master.queue*
rm -rf /var/lib/centreon-broker/central-broker-master.unprocessed*

Recreate the cluster resources​

To be run only on one central node:

WARNING: the syntax of the following command depends on the Linux Distribution you are using.


pcs resource create "ms_mysql" \
ocf:heartbeat:mariadb-centreon \
config="/etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf" \
pid="/var/lib/mysql/" \
datadir="/var/lib/mysql" \
socket="/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock" \
binary="/usr/bin/mysqld_safe" \
replication_user="@MARIADB_REPL_USER@" \
replication_passwd='@MARIADB_REPL_PASSWD@' \
test_user="@MARIADB_REPL_USER@" \
test_passwd="@MARIADB_REPL_PASSWD@" \

WARNING: the syntax of the following command depends on the Linux Distribution you are using.

pcs resource master ms_mysql \
master-node-max="1" \
clone_max="2" \
globally-unique="false" \
clone-node-max="1" \

PHP resource​

pcs resource create "php" \
systemd:php-fpm \
meta target-role="started" \
op start interval="0s" timeout="30s" \
stop interval="0s" timeout="30s" \
monitor interval="5s" timeout="30s" \

RRD broker resource​

pcs resource create "cbd_rrd" \
systemd:cbd \
meta target-role="started" \
op start interval="0s" timeout="90s" \
stop interval="0s" timeout="90s" \
monitor interval="20s" timeout="30s" \

Recreating the centreon resource group​


Recreating the constraint​

pcs constraint colocation add master "ms_mysql-master" with "centreon"
pcs constraint order stop centreon then demote ms_mysql-master

Resuming the cluster resources management​

Now that the update is finished, the resources can be managed again:

pcs property set maintenance-mode=false
pcs resource cleanup

Check cluster's health​

You can monitor the cluster's resources in real time using the crm_mon -fr command:

INFO: The -fr option allows you to display all resources even if they are disable.

Stack: corosync
Current DC: @CENTRAL_SLAVE_NAME@ (version 1.1.20-5.el7_7.2-3c4c782f70) - partition with quorum
Last updated: Thu Feb 20 13:14:17 2020
Last change: Thu Feb 20 09:25:54 2020 by root via crm_attribute on @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@

2 nodes configured
14 resources configured


Active resources:

Master/Slave Set: ms_mysql-master [ms_mysql]
Clone Set: cbd_rrd-clone [cbd_rrd]
Resource Group: centreon
vip (ocf::heartbeat:IPaddr2): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
http (systemd:httpd24-httpd): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
gorgone (systemd:gorgoned): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
centreon_central_sync (systemd:centreon-central-sync): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
centreontrapd (systemd:centreontrapd): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
snmptrapd (systemd:snmptrapd): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
cbd_central_broker (systemd:cbd-sql): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
centengine (systemd:centengine): Started @CENTRAL_MASTER_NAME@
Clone Set: php-clone [php]

Disabled resources​

When you do a crm_mon -fr and you have a resource that is disable :

Master/Slave Set: ms_mysql-master [ms_mysql]
vip_mysql (ocf::heartbeat:IPaddr2): Stopped (disabled)

You must enable the resource with the following command :

pcs resource enable @RESSOURCE_NAME@

In our case :

pcs resource enable vip_mysql

Verifying the platform stability​

You should now check that eveything works fine:

  • Access to the web UI menus.
  • Poller configuration generation + reload and restart method.
  • Schedule immediate checks (Central + Pollers) , acknowledgements, downtimes, etc.
  • Move resources or reboot active server and check again that everything is fine.