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Upgrade Ezeelogin Jump server to the latest version

Upgrade Ezeelogin jump server on Primary / Master Node

If you are running Version 5.x.x, you would first need to upgrade to Version 6.0.x before upgrading to Version 7.0.x.

  • To upgrade to Version 6.0.x, download 6.0.0 and upgrade to Version 6.0.0 first.
  • To upgrade to Version 7.0.x, download 7.0.x and upgrade

If you are already running Version 6.x.x, you would first need to upgrade to Version 7.0.x before upgrading to Version 7.1.6 

  • To upgrade to Version 7.0.x, download 
  •   Once you have upgraded to Version 7.0.0, download version 7.10.0 or the latest from the customer portal.

Download the ezeelogin package corresponding to your PHP version.

For PHP version 7.1 and above (recommended): https://downloads.ezeelogin.com/ezlogin_7.10.0_php71.bin
For PHP version 5.6 to 7.0 (deprecated): https://downloads.ezeelogin.com/ezlogin_7.10.0_php56-70.bin
For PHP version 5.3 to 5.5 (end of life): https://downloads.ezeelogin.com/ezlogin_7.10.0_php53-55.bin

 If you are already running Version 7.10.x, you can upgrade to the latest version. The latest version of Ezeelogin can be downloaded from your customer portal area.


Check out the latest system requirements

You are required to upgrade your Ioncube encoder to the latest version 6 and above. Refer to the following article to upgrade Ioncube to the latest.

It is recommended to have the secondary node configured and synchronized (cluster setup) to ensure that we can still log in to servers via the secondary node and not be locked out in the event of an unsuccessful upgrade.


Backup current Ezeelogin installation 

Execute the following script on your server to generate a backup of your installation so that you can restore the backup in case the upgrade breaks. Run /usr/local/sbin/backup_ezlogin.php -help for the help menu. 

[email protected]_gateway:~$/usr/local/sbin/backup_ezlogin.php

The directory /var/log/ezlogin stores the user ssh sessions that are recorded. This dir could run into huge size ( 1GB >) which would cause the backup_ezlogin.php script to take long to complete ( The ssh logs recorded has to be tar 'red and the gzip 'ed compressed which is time and resource intensive).  In such, cases its advisable to skip the ssh logs directory while running the backup _ezlogin.php script as follows so that a backup archive is created super quickly.

          [[email protected]_gateway ~]#  /usr/local/sbin/backup_ezlogin.php -nologs

By default, the backup archives are created in /var/ directory. To change the destination directory,  use 

           [[email protected]_gateway ~]#php /usr/local/sbin/backup_ezlogin.php -out /backup_directory/

This would create an executable archive of your ezeelogin installation in /var/ezlogin_backup_v6.2.0_b167_Fri_Mar_02_2012_04_23_22_CST.bin

Execute the backup bin file to restore if something goes wrong and you would like to revert. 

Ok, now that we have the backups ready, let go ahead with the update on the primary node as follows, preferably in the screen

Check the  /var/log/ezlogin_backup.log  for any errors that occurred during the backup process.


Upgrading Ezeelogin jump server 

 To upgrade ezeelogin, download and run the ezeelogin setup file as follows

Refer to the article if you are upgrading PHP.  Upgrading PHP along with the Ezeelogin upgrade
Refer to the article if you get the error ERROR db user: Incorrect datetime value: ’0000-00-00 00:00:00’ for column ’expiry’ at row 1

[email protected]_gateway:~$ sh ezlogin_7.x.x.bin -- -update

Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the upgrade.

To upgrade in one step with your existing settings and without being prompted.  Be ready with mysql root password if not in /root/.my.cnf

-dbsuser <username> : Specify database super (root) user name
-dbspass <password> : Specify database super (root) user password

[[email protected]~]#  sh ezlogin_7.15.0._x_x.bin --  -dbsuser <enter db (root)username>  -dbspass <enter-_(root)db_password> -skipgeolite    -auto -force   -ACCEPT_SETTINGS    -I_ACCEPT_EULA   -update

To upgrade in one step and to prevent the backup_ezlogin.php script from generating a backup again. Be ready with mysql root password if not in /root/.my.cnf

[[email protected] ~]#   sh ezlogin_7.15.0._x_x.bin  --   -dbsuser <enter (root)db username>  -dbspass <enter_(root)db_password>  -skipgeolite    -auto -force   -ACCEPT_SETTINGS    -I_ACCEPT_EULA   -skipbackup -update

Login into the GUI, ezsh shell, and remote servers to ensure that the primary node has been upgraded successfully.

Refer ezsh shell disallowed article if you get the error on ssh to the upgraded ssh jump server. 
Refer No Two-factor Authentication enabled article if you get the error while login into the web panel after the upgrade.
Refer ALERT: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED article if you get an error while login in after the upgrade.
Refer Could not load style files while accessing Ezeelogin after the upgrade. 
Refer Integrate ezeelogin with WAF(Cloudflare) in case the error to login to ezeelogin persists.

Check the  /var/log/ezlogin_update.log for any errors that occurred during the upgrade.

If you are using WEBSSH, WEBRDP OR EZPROXY on Webportal please enter the following command to update the node modules

      [email protected]:~#  php /usr/local/ezlogin/eztool.php -install_node_modules


Restoring Ezeelogin jump server from backup 


If something is broken after the upgrade, no worries. We will restore the backup from the archive that was created. You would first need to uninstall the current installation on the gateway. Run the following script to uninstall

Backup ezeelogin configuration file directory and ssh logs before uninstall 

[email protected]_gateway:~# cp /usr/local/etc/ezlogin  /usr/local/etc/ezlogin_backup

[email protected]_gateway:~# cp /var/log/ezlogin  var/log/ezlogin_backup

[email protected]_gateway:~$ /usr/local/sbin/uninstall_ezlogin.php


Now that we have uninstalled it, we can go ahead and restore the binary backup archive that was created.

[email protected]_gateway:~$sh /var/ezlogin_backup_v7.0.0_b167_Fri_Mar_02_2012_04_23_22_CST.bin

If you want to do the restore in one step with your existing settings and without being prompted.

[email protected]_gateway:~sh ezlogin_backup_v7.9.0_b381_Wed_Feb_13_2019_23_26_03_IST.bin  -- -skipgeolite -auto -force -ACCEPT_SETTINGS -I_ACCEPT_EULA

 Replace the backup filename with your backup file. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the restoration.

Increase php memory in /etc/php.ini  if  backup restoration fails without  any reasons. Do check /var/log/ezlogin_restore.log for errors.


Upgrading Ezeelogin jump server on the Secondary Node

     For Ezeelogin Version 7.23.0  and above

This option will support only from Ezeelogin version 7.23.0 and above. 

     You can upgrade secondary node with following command

[email protected]_gateway:~ sh ezlogin_7.x.x.bin -- -secondary <ip_adress of the secondary/slave node> -othernode <ip_address of master node> -update

 You should upgrade slave node only after upgrading master node. If slave node once upgraded, you should need to upgrade master before upgrading slave node again.

     For Ezeelogin Version 7.22.0  and below

Unfortunately, the secondary nodes need to be re-installed for ezeelogin version 7.22.0 and below

  • Backup ezeelogin configuration file directory and ssh logs directory before uninstall 

    [email protected]_gateway:~# cp /usr/local/etc/ezlogin  /usr/local/etc/ezlogin_backup

    [email protected]_gateway:~# cp /var/log/ezlogin  /var/log/ezlogin_backup

  • Uninstall ezeelogin with following command

    [email protected]_gateway:~$ /usr/local/sbin/uninstall_ezlogin.php

  • Download the same package used for the primary

    wget https://downloads.ezeelogin.com/ezlogin_7.x.x.bin

  • Execute the following command

    [email protected]_gateway:~sh ezlogin_7.x.x.bin -- -secondary <ip_adress of the secondary/slave node> -othernode <ip_address of master node>

Copy the lic.dat from the /usr/local/etc/ezlogin_backup to /usr/local/etc/ezlogin directory if you are using the standalone license. Also, copy tls_cert.pem and tls_key.pem to /usr/local/etc/ezlogin directory, if you are using webssh, ezproxy or webrdp  feature

   Refer to the following article to set up a secondary node.