CentOS Hardened Image

This section contains information about using the hardened image that is distributed to customers as a platform that is pre-configured as a hardened environment ready to run the CA API Developer Portal.
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This section contains information about using the hardened image that is distributed to customers as a platform that is pre-configured as a hardened environment ready to run the API Developer Portal.
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Hardened Image Versions
The following CentOS OVA version images are available to customers:
The CentOS 7 OVA Version images are available for download on Support or the API Developer Portal Solutions & Patches page.
Image Version
Filename
CentOS 7 OVA Version 4 Image
API Developer Portal Virtual CentOS 5.0.2.ova
CentOS 7 OVA Version 3 Image
API Developer Portal Virtual CentOS 4.3.1.ova
Enhancements and Improvements
The CentOS 7 OVA Version 4 Image contains the following updates and improvements from version 3:
  • Requires CentOS 7.9.2009
  • Updated Docker version to docker-ce-20.10.5
Upgrading to the Latest Hardened Image
CentOS 7 OVA Version 4 Image is the recommended hardened image for
Layer7 API Developer Portal
5.0.2.
For information about migrating analytics data, see Migrate Analytics Data from OVA Version 3 to OVA Version 4.
To upgrade to the OVA Version 4 image from a previous OVA version:
  1. Configure and start your new OVA following the instructions in Configure and Start CentOS 7 OVA Version 4 Image.
  2. On the new OVA, extract the Portal installation package:
    sudo tar zxvf <filename>.tar.gz
  3. On the old OVA, create an archive for the entire Portal installation directory:
    sudo tar -zcvf <filename.tar.gz> -C <parent-dir-of-portal-install-dir> <portal-install-dir>
  4. Copy the archive to new OVA:
    sudo scp <filename.tar.gz> [email protected]<new-ova-hostname>:/home/centos
  5. On the new OVA, extract the archive from the old OVA onto the new installation:
    sudo tar -xzvf /home/centos/<filename.tar.gz> -C <portal-installation-dir> --strip-components=1
  6. Start the Portal on the new OVA:
    sudo ./portal.sh
  7. Run status check on the Portal:
    ./status.sh