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Management Center upgrade/downgrade path best practice


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Upgrade or downgrade Management Center (MC)


When upgrading or downgrading the version of Management Center, you must stay within 2 minor versions of what is currently running.


- If on version 3.0.x and the version needed is 3.3.x, upgrade first to version 3.1.x or 3.2.x before going to the version 3.3.x.   

- If on version 2.4.x and the version needed is 3.2.x, upgrade first to version 3.0.x or 3.1.x before going to the version 3.2.x.


We do not recommend that downgrading Management Center as the latest version has necessary upgrades and fixes, but if needed, use the same 2-version system when downgrading.   Note that downgrades cannot be performed from Management Center 3.x to 2.x or 1.x.


The same principle applies when coming from any 1.x MC versions.  If you are running any MC 1.x  version, please refer to article "Upgrading Management Center version 1.x to one of the latest supported versions


Please note other best practices when doing MC upgrade

- Create and offload your backup before and after each upgrade.   

- For MCs with failover setup, disable the failover on both (primary and secondary).  


More information can be found in Management Center (MC) documentation.  The MC documentation can also be accessed by clicking the help icon on your MC GUI ( located on top right corner) or by navigating Broadcom's Web and Network Security product group.