How to apply a hotfix to Avamar Virtual Edition

I am running EMC Avamar Virtual Edition 7.2 and need to apply a hotfix to resolve some bugs.

Note this process is disruptive to Avamar services.

Here are the steps

Connect to the Avamar Virtial Edition (AVE) using WinSCP

Copy the required hotfix to /data01/avirepo/repo/packages


Browse to https://ave-fqdn/avi and login with the AVE root credentials

Click Install

Click Continue

Backup NSX Manager

Was playing around with NSX today and found that you can enable backup of the NSX manager from within the administration page. While using a backup solution like Avamar or VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is preferred for backing up your VMs this is a quick and easy way to backup your NSX manager config that enables you to quickly restore in the case of losing the NSX manager (or screwing it up by changing something!!)

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