This is the documentation for Wazuh 2.1. Check out the docs for the latest version of Wazuh!

Upgrading Wazuh server

Follow next steps in order to update your Wazuh v1.x server to Wazuh v2.x.

  1. First of all, stop running processes:
$ /var/ossec/bin/ossec-control stop
$ systemctl stop wazuh-api
  1. Only if you have a distributed architecture, remove logstash-forwarder (it’s been replaced by Filebeat):

Deb systems:

$ apt-get remove logstash-forwarder

RPM systems:

$ yum remove logstash-forwarder
  1. Install Wazuh server:

You could upgrade your current installation by following our installation guide.

Once the package is installed, review your /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf file, as it will be overwritten. The one that was previously in use has been saved as ossec.conf.rpmorig or ossec.conf.deborig. It is recommended to compare the new file with the old one and import old settings when needed.

A backup of your custom rules and decoders will be saved at /var/ossec/etc/backup_ruleset. You need to reapply them again, we recommend use /var/ossec/etc/decoders and /var/ossec/etc/rules for custom rules and decoders, these directories won’t be overwritten by future upgrades.

  1. Run /var/ossec/bin/manage_agents -V to confirm that now you are running Wazuh v2.x:
$ /var/ossec/bin/manage_agents -V

    Wazuh v2.0 - Wazuh Inc.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 2) as
    published by the Free Software Foundation.