This page is a work in progress as 3.1 hasn't been released yet.

Preparing for the Upgrade

There are some steps you can take to make the upgrade and transition to Avalon 3.1 smoother. Before doing anything to prepare for the upgrade, backup your Avalon 3.0 installation.

LDAP groups can now be used to grant access to items.  See LDAP Access Control for how to set this up.

See What's New in Avalon 3.1 and the release notes for more details.


The following instructions will work for any Avalon 3.0 installation that used Puppet as its source. This includes the portable VM Image Installation, the Vagrant Virtual Machine Installation, and the Manual Puppet Install.

Upgrading is fairly simple, and must be run as the root user from a bash prompt on the Avalon system. The process for this depends on which kind of installation you have.

Once you have a root prompt, proceed with the upgrade as follows:

# 1. if starting from Portable VM image, download the installer package, unpack, and link it
$ wget -O flat.tar.gz 
$ tar xzf flat.tar.gz
$ ln -s avalon-installer-flat/files /etc/puppet/avalon_files

# 2. navigate to the R3 installer
$ cd avalon-installer-flat

# 3. remove the Avalon deploy tag
$ rm -f /var/www/avalon/bare-deploy
# 4. apply the puppet manifest
$ puppet apply --fileserverconfig=fileserver.conf --modulepath=modules \
	--hiera_config=hiera/hiera.yaml --templatedir=templates manifests/init.pp
# 5. reindex
$ su - avalon -c "cd /var/www/avalon/current; RAILS_ENV='production' rake avalon:reindex"
# 1. Switch to matterhorn user
$ su - matterhorn
$ cd /usr/local/matterhorn
# 2. Install updated modules
$ cd lib/matterhorn
$ wget --no-check-certificate -O matterhorn-workflow-service-api-1.4-SNAPSHOT.jar

$ wget --no-check-certificate -O matterhorn-workflow-notifier-avalon-1.4-SNAPSHOT.jar
# 3. Install updated workflows
$ cd ../../etc/workflows
$ wget --no-check-certificate -O avalon-video.xml
$ wget --no-check-certificate -O avalon-skip-transcoding.xml
# 4. Update log configuration
$ echo "" >> /usr/local/matterhorn/etc/services/
# 5. Restart Matterhorn
$ exit
$ service matterhorn stop
$ service matterhorn start


If you didn't load the sample content before, try it out to test your avalon 3.1 upgrade.