Cortex XDR 2.0 migration, Broker VM upgrade question

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Cortex XDR 2.0 migration, Broker VM upgrade question

Hi,

Recently I watched the Cortex XDR 2.0 migration information video and there was mention of having to need to upgrade the on-premise Broker VM.

I wanted to make sure we are ready for the migration and, if necessary, prepare our environment where needed.

 

In the updated Broker VM installation documentation, I saw some new things, like configuration through a web page.

Having tested that on out on-prem Broker VM, I found out there is no web-ui listening. So I figured I need to upgrade it.

I checked our on-prem Broker VM version and it's at 6.2.12. Then I went to the download assets page and noticed the latest available version in 6.1.4.

This doesn't look like an upgrade to me. When I restarted the services on our Broker VM for a test, I noticed webui.service as being inactive.

 

What do I need to do now? Do I still need to deploy the latest Broker VM? Or can I activate that webui somehow?

I would really like to have everything ready before next weekend, when we are being migrated to Cortex XDR 2.0 (we are currently using TMS).


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Hi there.  The version of the broker available for download is dependent on your environment.  If you are using TMS or Cortex 1.0, the version exposed is different than the version in Cortex XDR 2.0.  In my 2.0 tenant, I am seeing broker version 7.1.13 for both OVA and VMDK.  That being said, you will likely have to wait until you are upgraded. 

Please reply to this thread if you have issues after you are upgraded.


David Falcon 
MDR Systems Engineer, Cortex
Palo AltoNetworks® 

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Hi there.  The version of the broker available for download is dependent on your environment.  If you are using TMS or Cortex 1.0, the version exposed is different than the version in Cortex XDR 2.0.  In my 2.0 tenant, I am seeing broker version 7.1.13 for both OVA and VMDK.  That being said, you will likely have to wait until you are upgraded. 

Please reply to this thread if you have issues after you are upgraded.


David Falcon 
MDR Systems Engineer, Cortex
Palo AltoNetworks® 

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Thanks for your reply David.

 

After this weekend's migration I was still only able to download Broker VM 6.1.4 from the support page.

Only after reading the newer article "Configure Your Broker VM" I noticed that there's a download option from the Settings -> Broker VMs page on our new Cortex XDR page.

 

It seems like the old Broker VM won't proxy new Cortex XDR agents, so I'll have to deploy this new 7.1.13 VM alongside.

 

Anyway, problem solved!

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