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Upgrade path from Extreme Management Center

Upgrade path from Extreme Management Center

Contributor III

We have some ubuntu VMs on prem for Extreme Management Center and Analytics and the version is  They work fine but they come up as older software according to Crowdstrike Falcon Protect (its NGAV is on everything, including these ubuntu vms). 

Whats the upgrade path here?  Can I snapshot it and upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, possibly reverting snapshot if it doesnt work?

Thanks in advance!


Let me clarify:

The XMC customer with valid support contract ending on day X can be transitioned to Site Engine with subscription ending on day X.

A valid maintenance contract was always required to access to upgrades, new versions, and new features.



Regards Zdeněk Pala

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Extreme Employee

the Extreme Management Center is end-of-software-maintenance and will be end-of-support this year.

Strongly recommend transitioning to Site Engine.

Regards Zdeněk Pala

Extreme Employee

The licensing for ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine has changed to a subscription model. You would first have to work with your @extreme sales or partner team on acquiring suitable subscription licenses for your deployment before any consideration to upgrade.

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If you are not running these VM's on a supported hypervisor platform (i.e. not vSphere/ESXi or Hyper-V) then the support of the OS is the responsibility of the customer. We do not currently support Ubuntu 22.04, only 20.04.

Oh so they are pulling a Broadcom and destroying it (akin to Broadcom working to destroy VMWare)?

No thanks.  Subscription is not our thing.  We'll run it into the ground, maybe put it in its own VLAN behind a Palo Alto and only let nessesary ports through.  Our budget is maxed out and wait until we have to renew vmware in 2026.  We'll probobly have to forklift our entire infrastructure to Hyper-V.


Too many companies loose site over what a customer really wants.  Maybe we'll have a custom syslog email us on OSPF / Fan / Power Supply state changes etc..

We could also go back to an Excel spreadsheet on keeping the versions the same.

Valued Contributor

@Keith9 wrote:

Oh so they are pulling a Broadcom and destroying it (akin to Broadcom working to destroy VMWare)

I don't really understand what you are trying to say.