Upgrades and Troubleshooting#We have been trying for more than a month to get current on EDirectory and DirXML products and have encountered several issues.
As the client was behind in several of their versions, we decided to upgrade:
- from EDirectory 126.96.36.199 (20707.00) to EDirectory 188.8.131.52 (20805.07)
- From DirXML 184.108.40.206 to DirXML 220.127.116.11
- From AD Driver version 18.104.22.168 to AD Driver version 22.214.171.124
DirXML Engine JVM Changes#Web Blog_blogentry_010415_1 upgrades the DirXML Engine JVM from 1.6 to 1.7. As the DirXML Engine JVM is the same as the EDirectory JVM, we had issues with the Drivers and DirXML Remote Loader.
GUID Search Crash Bug 846920#When we tried to go from EDirectory 126.96.36.199 (20707.00) to EDirectory 188.8.131.52 (20801.46) we had issues with Bug 846920 that caused the ndsd crash but because this is eDirectory base code (v20801.46) and not SP1 (v20802.09). Since we wrongly assumed that as it was fixed in 8.8 SP7 Patch 5, we wrongly assumed it should also be fixed in 8.8 SP8. DirXML 184.108.40.206 implies that the DirXML Engine JVM is upgraded to 1.7, when you look at the documentation for DirXML 220.127.116.11, it was an optional upgrade. We do not know when or if there was ever a forced update to DirXML Engine JVM to 1.7 for DirXML, but Web Blog_blogentry_010415_1 is a forced upgrade. DirXML 18.104.22.168 has some fixes for Poodle and from what we can tell, it disables the use of SSLv3 and will only use TLS 1.0 (Or maybe better).
We have tried a couple of upgrades to the DirXML Remote Loader and they have failed. Further, as far as we know, the only way to tell if the upgrade has worked is to have the DirXML Engine side stopped and to look in the log for the
'TCP server socket, port 8090, address localhost, using TLSv1'…
There must be a way to see what the installer is doing and determine if it is failing.DirXML Remote Loaders for Microsoft Active Directory so we thought we would upgrade form AD Driver version 22.214.171.124 to AD Driver version 126.96.36.199 at the same time.