What should you upgrade first?

You are not required to upgrade Centrify software components in any particular order. Depending on where you have components installed and how they are distributed, you might update components used for auditing before updating components for access control and privilege management. Alternatively, you might update one set of agents immediately, followed by one administrative console, then update other components at a later time.

Although there’s no technical requirement to upgrade components in a specific order, most organizations upgrade one or more administrative consoles and components that might require changes to a database first—for example, Access Manager if upgrading access control and privilege management—then deploy upgraded agent software after upgrading all of other components.

Similarly, if you upgrading the auditing infrastructure, you might upgrade Audit Manager, the management database, and the audit store before upgrading collectors and agents.