Greetings. In some previous postings and communcations for Astaro Security Gateway Version 8, we indicated that we would make available a one-touch upgrade for ASG Hardware Appliances. This feature allows existing installations to easily move from Version 7 to the new Version 8 without the need to re-install manually. For the information of our customers and partners, this feature will very shortly be made available. We will first release ASG V8.002 as a soft-release* on Thursday, September 16th. Read on for the rest of the dates and details.
Full distribution of 8.002 is scheduled for September 30th. After 8.002 is made available, 7.508 will then be issued. Soft-release will be on September 30th, with Up2Date generally available on approximately October 7th. This release, (amongst other things), will add the one-touch upgrade to V8 for all ASG V7 Hardware Appliance installations. More information will follow as the Up2Date packages are made available.
*Our soft-release process sees Up2Dates posted on our FTP for manual installation, followed by the GA "push" via our Up2Date infrastructure approximately 1-2 weeks later. The UBB at www.astaro.org is where soft-release announcements are made).