Beginning with version 8.1.4, use the server installer program (ParityServerSetup.exe) for all upgrades unless otherwise directed by VMware Carbon Black representatives. There is no longer a separate installer for patch releases and hotfixes.
For upgrades prior to 8.1.4:
Minor upgrades such as 8.0.0.x to 8.0.0.x should use the Patch Utility.
Major upgrades such as 8.0.0.x to 8.0.1.x should use the Full Installer
Some upgrades require a reclassification of rules. This takes place automatically after an upgrade, the console could be down for 5-30 minutes on average while this classification takes place.
During the server upgrade, the agents will continue to function and hold on to any file or event reports until the App Control server is back online.
During the server upgrade, the App Control Console will not be available.
For more detailed instructions, please refer to the "Server Installation Guide" for the version being upgraded to.
For upgrading the App Control agents, please see the relevant user guide for the version installed.