Upgrade Considerations for a Standalone Environment
Learn important information to consider when upgrading the Vocera Voice Server in a
If you have a standalone Vocera Voice Server running Staff Assignment, Vocera recommends setting up a Vocera Voice Server cluster before upgrading to
Version 5.3.2. If you want to upgrade from a standalone server to a cluster, you need
additional machines. See Active and Inactive Node Order for instructions on how
to install the initial active node for a 5.3.2 cluster on new machines. For more information
about setting up a cluster, see Setting Up a Vocera Cluster.
This upgrade affects Vocera badges and client devices in the following
- Users will experience a short outage (several minutes) while their badges connect to
the upgraded 5.3.2
server for the first time and download new firmware. Plan for downtime accordingly.
- During the upgrade process, the server restores data from a backup file.
Consequently, badges and client devices that are connected to the server while the
upgrade is being performed, will be logged out automatically. Therefore, Vocera
recommends that you warn Vocera users that after the firmware upgrade completes on
their badge or device, they will need to log in again.