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Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

by ‎06-25-2016 07:20 AM - edited ‎06-22-2017 02:50 PM (11,721 Views)

Some user report issue and difficult when try to Upgrade / Migrate BNA from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

You can consider this DOC as a simple Upgrade/ Migration How-To Guide, however rather deals with a simple demonstration.


Additional I suggest to refer to in BNA Installation and Migration Guide.


In this example, I made Upgrade from BNA 12.4.4 to 14.0.1


Figure 1


show NA 12.4.4 before starting Upgrade to 14.0.1


BNA1244 About.jpg


Figure 2


Launch the Setup Installer, Installing Network Advisor 14.0.1 start.


1 BNA1401 Install.jpg


Figure 3


As soon installation is completed click "Done"


2 BNA1401 Installation Complete.jpg


Figure 4


"Copy Data and Settings from previous releases" appear with a question:


"Do you want to copy data and settings (migrate)?"


Make sure is pointed to "Yes, from the following location" and a correct Old BNA path/folder is selected, then click "Next" to continue.


3 BNA1401 Copy Data and Settings from previous releases.jpg


Figure 5


"Resource Validation and Data Migration"  begin, click "Start"


4 BNA1401 Resource Validation and Data Migration.jpg


Figure 6


  • DB Upgrade
  • Preparing for Migration
  • Data Migration
  • Start DB service


6 BNA1401 Migration Start DB.jpg


when completed...


Figure 7



....then click "Next"


7 BNA1401 Migration Successful.jpg


Figure 8


Choice "Installation Type", in this example I've simple selected due Hardware Limitation on my old

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 "Network Advisor - Professional" and click "Next"


 8 BNA1401 Installation Type.jpg


Figure 9


Select and point to Built-In or External FTP or  SCP / SFTP Server you want to use and click "Next"



9 BNA1401 FTP_SCP_SFTP Server.jpg


Figure 10


in "Server IP Configuration" you can selected a "Preferred Address" or leave by default at "Any"




If the old BNA 12.4.x Installation point to a specific IP Address, is suggested to select in Preferred Address Drag-Drop

correct IP Address


10 BNA1401 Server IP Configuration.jpg


Figure 11


"Resource Configuration and Validation" window opened, make sure you select correct Ports.

Is reccommended to use same Ports as assigned in the old BNA Installation, otherwise the Services failed.

The click "Next"


11 BNA1401 Resource Configuration and validation.jpg


Figure 12


This step is Optional

In some circumstance if any Firewall is Enable, you get a Java related Windows Security Alert.


Enable "Private networks,...." and click the Buttons Allow access


12 BNA1401 Windows Security Alert - optional firewall.jpg


Figure 13


"Product Improvement Program" opened, you can decided to Partecipate or no. By default is set as "No, thank you"


Click "Next"


13 BNA1401 Product Improvement Program.jpg


Figure 14


"Server Configuration Summary" started, then click "Next"


14 BNA1401 Server Configuration Summary.jpg


Figure 15


"Start Server" opened, make sure "Start Client" is selected and then click "Finish"


15 BNA1401 Start Server.jpg


Figure 16


  • Migrate and Initialize Database
  • Start Server
  • Partial Uninstall the older version 12.4.4
  • Start Client


17 BNA1401 Start Server.jpg



Upgrade finish successful, DB is Migrate, Server Start, and Partial Uninstall is started.


Figure 17


window 14.0.1 Log In


18 BNA1401 Login window.jpg


Figure 18


"About Network Advisor 14.0.1"


now you are on BNA version 14.0.1


19 BNA1401 About.jpg



For user want to Upgrade/Migrato from BNA 14.0.x to higher Release, go to:


Part 2: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 14.0.x to 14.2.x and above




by sbelz
on ‎01-13-2017 03:46 PM

Thank you for the steps to upgrade.


What things should be done to protect the performance history and settings? Is there a pre-upgrade check sheet?

by aixfplwiz
on ‎01-24-2017 05:52 AM

Great Walkthru - Thanks a bunch

by yobe
on ‎11-20-2017 02:43 AM

Hi, I have a question on encryption features.

I have installed the recent version of the BNA however the encryption tab were grey out.
Do I need to enroll a license for this?



on ‎11-20-2017 11:19 AM



BES is continued supported in lates BNA 14.3.1


can you post please screen-shot and bit more details to the error ?





by yob
on ‎11-22-2017 04:53 AM

Hi Antonio,

There is no error from the BNA it just when you click on SAN >> Configure >> Encryption.

The Encryption tab are greyed out.I cannot perform disk enryption due to this.

Do I need to enroll a license for this?


on ‎11-22-2017 05:35 AM



is the BNA Licensed as Professional Plus or Enterprise