I'm looking to upgrade from DLP 12.5.3 to 14.6. I know Mike Phelps gave his story at the last user group meeting. Just looking to see if anyone else has done this and can offer timelines of how long it took? Any hints, tips, or tricks also appriciated.
DLP v14 now Supports/runs with Oracle 188.8.131.52 or 12c Enterprise
Thus, from DLP 12.5.3 (Oracle 184.108.40.206) you need to update Oracle to 220.127.116.11 (if not upgraded already). After you have upgraded Oracle to 18.104.22.168 you can proceed to upgrade to DLP v14.0
So to summarize:
Update Oracle 22.214.171.124 --> Oracle 126.96.36.199 (4-6 hours) --> Upgrade DLP to v14.0 (2 hours) --> Upgrade DLP to v14.5 (2 hours) --> Upgrade DLP to v14.6 (2 hours)
Note: Timelines may vary depending on hardware, database size, backup strategy, etc.
Ideally, we need to update the Enforce first, then the Dectection Server followed by Agents & Scanners.
During most upgrades automatic update feature fails due to the complexity involved - you could use the below link to trigger a manual upgrade, if that happens:
Enforce Manual Upgrade:
Detection Manual Upgrade:
Ofcourse, you would need to backup the Oracle DB and Enforce before proceeding. The below article is for 14.x, but the process remains the same:
it may takes lot of times especially if you have all detection servers type deployed, and even worse if they are spread all around the world.
If you also need to upgrade oracle DB version (and may be also OS version), you may think about starting a new DLP infrastructure from scratch (especially enforce and DB then link all your existing detection server and upgrade them after). This could be really good things if your DLP infrastructre has already been upgraded several times and it is quite "old". so of course there is pros and cons for both scenarii so it really depends of your company constraints and expectation with this upgrade.