In order to upgrade to Mutiny, your CentOS Mutiny appliance will need to have its core OS upgraded to our new Alma release. 

The process is very straightforward and involves the following steps;

  • Upgrade your CentOS appliance to the latest release; 
  • Take a backup snapshot and download the backup to a USB key or your PC.
  • *Rebuild or build a new appliance with the latest Alma build iso see: User manual
  • or deploy the current Alma OVA (available in downloads) if you are running a virtual appliance.
  • Power/shut down your old appliance.
  • Use the console to put the new appliance back on the network with its original IP address.
  • Web onto the new blank Mutiny appliance with and "password"
  • Put your backup USB key into the new appliance or upload your backup snapshot.
  • Restore your backup snapshot (Please allow adequate time for this to complete wait at least 15 minutes before any reboot)
  • Apply for a replacement licence; your existing licence will run for a further 7 days.
  • Finally, turn back on weekly backups.


Note: if you use the scheduled reporting module, please contact support, as additional steps are required after migration to transfer your reporter database. This is not required if you are happy to recreate your reports.

* If your appliance is more than 4 years old you might consider purchasing our latest appliance that comes with the latest AlmaEL8 Mutiny pre-installed

Useful resources;

Appliance build and setup

Licence request form

Appliance upgrade offer