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Upgrading Kerio Control

Using update checker

Once you purchase Kerio Control or extend your Software Maintenance, you are eligible to receive new versions of Kerio Control and its components as soon as they are available.

To get notified about new versions of Kerio Control, configure Alert Settings.

Upgrade your Kerio Control from Kerio Control 8.0 and newer.

If you have an older version, you must upgrade to Kerio Control 8.0 first and then you can upgrade your Kerio Control to the latest version.

Checking new versions

For immediate check of new versions, click Check Now. If you want to configure automatic checking new versions, read the following steps:

  1. In the administration interface, go to section Advanced Options → Software Update.

  2. Select option Periodically check for new versions.

    Kerio Control checks for updates every 24 hours.

    Once a new version is available, the Software Update tab displays a link to the download page.

  3. You can also select the Check also for beta versions option.

    If Kerio Control is used in production, we do not recommend enabling this option.

  4. Click Apply.

From now on, Kerio Control checks new versions.

Automatic upgrade of Kerio Control

New in Kerio Control 9.1!

Kerio Control allows you to set automatic downloads and upgrades to a new version.

The Kerio Control upgrade workflow starts with checking for updates. If a new version is available, Kerio Control downloads it. Then Kerio Control waits for the Upgrade window time range. By default, the time range is set on Friday night. During this interval, Kerio Control upgrades to the new version.

To enable and configure automatic upgrade:

  1. In the administration interface, go to Advanced Options → Software Update.

  2. Select option Periodically check for new versions.

    Kerio Control checks for updates every 24 hours.

    Once a new version is available, the Software Update tab will display a link to the download page.

  3. Select Download and upgrade to new versions automatically in given time interval for automatic upgrade.

    The time interval is set in Time Ranges and you can adjust it to your schedule. For more information, read Creating time ranges in Kerio Control.

  4. You can also select the Check also for beta versions option.

    Kerio Control downloads and upgrades to new beta versions automatically.

    If Kerio Control is used in production, we do not recommend enabling this option.

  5. Click Apply.

From now on, Kerio Control downloads new versions of Kerio Control and in the given interval upgrades to the new version.

Configuring email alerts

Kerio Control allows you to set email alert when a new version is available. For more information, read Using alert messages.

Manually uploading a binary image file

This procedure might be useful for the following situations:

  • downgrade of Kerio Control

  • upgrade to a custom version (e.g. beta version)

If you have prepared the upgrade image file, you can upload it manually:

  1. In the administration interface, go to section Advanced Options → Software Update.

  2. Click the Select File button.

  3. Select the upgrade image file (kerio-control-upgrade.img).

  4. Wait for uploading the file.

  5. Click the Start Upgrade button.

    Wait for the upgrade and restart of Kerio Control.

When the restart is finished, your Kerio Control is up-to-date.

Upgrade with USB tools

In case that it is not possible to update Kerio Control via the administration interface, Kerio Control Box can be updated from a USB flash drive. For details, see Updating Kerio Control using a USB flash drive or Updating Kerio Control Box NG series using a USB flash drive.

Troubleshooting

If any problems regarding updates occur, check the Debug log — right-click the Debug log area and check Messages → Update checker.


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