Fastvue Reporter for Palo Alto Networks: Installation and Setup
Upgrading Existing Installations
1. Backup Fastvue Reporter’s Data and Settings
If you want to upgrade your existing installation, we recommend backing up your existing settings and data first. This is as simple as making a full copy of the contents of Fastvue Reporter’s data location, shown in Settings | Data Storage | Settings (default is C:\ProgramData\Fastvue\Reporter for Palo Alto Networks).
Tip: Compress the backup, especially the Data.elastic folder as this can be quite large.
2. Backup Custom IIS Settings (if applicable)
If you have secured the Fastvue Reporter website with IIS or applied any other custom settings in IIS directly, you should also backup the web.config file in the website’s directory (usually under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\<fastvuereporter’s site name>). The installer will attempt to also backup and restore this file for you, but this is a good idea just incase there is an issue with the installation.
3. Upgrade / Installation
Once your current environment is backed up, download the new installer and run it over the top of your existing installation to upgrade. The installer will pick up your existing settings, so just click next throughout the wizard without making any changes. Once installed, browse to the site and clear the browser cache by hitting ctrl + F5 (cmd + R on Mac).
Note that it can take a few minutes for data to start importing again after upgrades and restarts of the Fastvue Reporter service. You can check the database initialisation progress in Settings | Diagnostic | Database.
It may take 10-20 seconds before the first records are imported. You can watch the records count in Settings | Sources. Once records start importing, you can go to the Dashboard tab to see your live network traffic.
Now you can test out the many features of Fastvue Reporter for Palo Alto Networks.