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How to Upgrade a Proxy to Next-Gen Proxy Infrastructure

Description

Silverline Engineering is working to upgrade Customer Proxies to our latest Orchestration. As part of this upgrade, you may see the label "Upgrade Available" displayed next to the proxies when you navigate to Config > Proxy / App Configuration > Proxy / App Management.

 

Environment

  • Silverline WAF
  • Silverline Shape Defense
  • Silverline Layer 7 DoS
  • Proxy/Proxies

 

Procedure

 

How to Upgrade if Proxy is HTTP / HTTPS / WAF

If the proxy you're upgrading is one of the following service types: HTTP / HTTPS / WAF, consider Silverline's new 'Application Proxy' model, which will allow for significant new features and functionality:

  • HTTP/2
  • Multi-FQDN Support
  • Regional PoP Support
  • F5® Application Traffic Insight Support (Optional)
  • Shape Security Support (Optional)
  • Future HTTP/S Enhancements (mTLS, etc)

For procedure, see: How to Clone a 'Classic Proxy' to 'Application Proxy'.

  • The article explains the small, but important, differences between 'Classic' proxies and 'Application' proxies

 

How to upgrade if Proxy is not HTTP / HTTPS / WAF

If the proxy you're wanting to upgrade is not HTTP / HTTPS / WAF:

  • Upgrading is supported for classic proxies that are on the legacy proxy infrastructure. Eligibility will be visible in the Silverline Portal with an 'Upgrade Available' badge on the app/proxy list page.
  • Silverline Engineering will do this for the customers with an Internal Change Management in place.
  • Procedure: Reach out to the Silverline SOC to request upgrade: Contact SOC / Contact Silverline Support

 

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