How update gvm 20.08 to 21.04

Hello, I would like to upgrade to the new version of GVM if you could help me explain how to do it ?

Im in gvm 20.08 and i would like 21.04 or later.

Do you want me to send you a download link?

Yes I want to, but I don’t know how to properly switch to the new version because I installed it via the command install openvas . Thereafter I would like to update my current version.


A simple upgrade with your paketmanager should work.
To check your setup after upgrade you can use “gvm-check-setup”.

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gvm-check-setup 21.4.2
Test completeness and readiness of GVM-21.4.2
Step 1: Checking OpenVAS (Scanner)…
OK: OpenVAS Scanner is present in version 21.4.2.
OK: Server CA Certificate is present as /var/lib/gvm/CA/servercert.pem.
Checking permissions of /var/lib/openvas/gnupg/*
OK: _gvm owns all files in /var/lib/openvas/gnupg
OK: redis-server is present.
OK: scanner (db_address setting) is configured properly using the redis-server socket: /var/run/redis-openvas/redis-server.sock
OK: redis-server is running and listening on socket: /var/run/redis-openvas/redis-server.sock.
OK: redis-server configuration is OK and redis-server is running.
OK: _gvm owns all files in /var/lib/openvas/plugins
OK: NVT collection in /var/lib/openvas/plugins contains 99160 NVTs.
Checking that the obsolete redis database has been removed
OK: No old Redis DB
OK: ospd-OpenVAS is present in version 21.4.2.
Step 2: Checking GVMD Manager …
OK: GVM Manager (gvmd) is present in version 21.4.3.
Step 3: Checking Certificates …
OK: GVM client certificate is valid and present as /var/lib/gvm/CA/clientcert.pem.
OK: Your GVM certificate infrastructure passed validation.
Step 4: Checking data …
OK: SCAP data found in /var/lib/gvm/scap-data.
OK: CERT data found in /var/lib/gvm/cert-data.
Step 5: Checking Postgresql DB and user …
OK: Postgresql version and default port are OK.
gvmd | _gvm | UTF8 | fr_FR.UTF-8 | fr_FR.UTF-8 |
OK: At least one user exists.
Step 6: Checking Greenbone Security Assistant (GSA) …
Oops, secure memory pool already initialized
OK: Greenbone Security Assistant is present in version 21.4.2.
Step 7: Checking if GVM services are up and running …
OK: ospd-openvas service is active.
OK: gvmd service is active.
OK: greenbone-security-assistant service is active.
Step 8: Checking few other requirements…
OK: nmap is present in version 21.4.2.
OK: ssh-keygen found, LSC credential generation for GNU/Linux targets is likely to work.
WARNING: Could not find makensis binary, LSC credential package generation for Microsoft Windows targets will not work.
SUGGEST: Install nsis.
OK: xsltproc found.
WARNING: Your password policy is empty.
SUGGEST: Edit the /etc/gvm/pwpolicy.conf file to set a password policy.

It seems like your GVM-21.4.2 installation is OK.