Upgrading Overview

Morpheus Packages

Morpheus Release Package urls can be obtained from https://morpheushub.com

Upgrade Requirements


Morpheus v5.3.2 contains new node and VM node packages that require 3.5GB of storage. It is safe to run sudo rm -Rf /var/opt/morpheus/package-repos/* after v5.3.2 package installation and before reconfigure to clean old node and VM node packages from the package-repo when appliance free space is needed.

v5.3.2 Compatibility & Breaking Changes

When installing and upgrading to Morpheus v5.3.2, refer to the following to ensure compatibility.

Breaking Changes

  • 4.2.1+: Appliance: OS: Ubuntu 14.04 has reached its end of life (EOL) and is no longer supported as a Morpheus Appliance Host Operating System. Any Morpheus Appliance running on 14.04 must be upgraded to 16.04, 18.04 or 20.04 BEFORE upgrading to 4.2.1+. Upgrades on 14.04 will not succeed

  • 4.2.1+: Clouds: VirtualBox, VirtuSteam, and MetaCloud Cloud Types are no longer supported or available

  • 4.2.1+: Puppet: Morpheus integration now supports version 6+. Puppet versions prior to 6 are no longer supported

  • 4.2.1+: Tasks: Python: Virtual environment are now used for Python Tasks. Note: virtualenv is required on all Appliance App nodes

  • 4.2.4: For appliances with externalized MySQL databases, due to MySQL deprecation of the “EDT” timezone you may need to update your database timezone to UTC or another compatible value. If this is not done, you will receive errors referencing timezone and Morpheus will not start. Morpheus should handle this change automatically for all-in-one appliances.

  • 5.0.0+: When upgrading to 5.0.0+ from 4.x.x, any bearer tokens that have been generated are deleted which requires users to request new bearer tokens

  • 5.2.1 & 4.2.5: API: Metadata: Metadata tags now referred to as tags and labels now referred to as labels. Previously metadata tags were referred to as metadata and labels were referred to as tags

  • 5.2.3+: codeready (codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms) repo access required for RHEL 8+ Appliances, replacing the previous PowerTools/powertools requirement

  • 5.2.6, 5.3.1: Appliance & Agent java version updated to 8u292-b10. jdk8u292 disables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by default

  • 5.3.2+: Provisioning ‣ Deployments has been moved to Provisioning ‣ Code ‣ Deployments

  • 5.3.2+: The local code repository path moved from /var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-ui/repo to /var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-local/repo to reduce potential shared storage issues and perfomace restrictions. The reconfigure process creates the folders and sets the paths in application.yml, no manual intervention is needed unless symlinks exisit on /var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-ui/repo/git which will need to be removed prior to reconfiguring 5.3.2. The old /var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-ui/repo path will be automatically deleted in a fulture release but can be manually recursivly deleted at any time for storage reclaimation.

Morpheus Application OS

Morpheus can be installed on the following platforms. Please note the table below is for Morpheus Application OS support, not Morpheus Agent OS Support.


Existing Morpheus Appliances on 14.04 must upgrade to 16.04, 18.04 or 20.04 PRIOR to upgrading to v4.2+.


If CentOS 8.2 is pinned to 8.2.2004 vault, the PowerTools repository will need to be pinned to 8.2.2004 to access freerdp-libs 2.0.0

Supported Appliance Operating Systems




Amazon Linux



7.x, 8.x

If CentOS 8.2 is pinned to 8.2.2004 vault, the PowerTools repository will need to be pinned to 8.2.2004 to access freerdp-libs 2.0.0


9, 10

FreeRDP 2.0 is not compatible with Debian 9. Guacd will remain at 1.0.0 for Appliances running on Debian 9.


7.x, 8.x

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

12, 15


16.04, 18.04, 20.04

14.04 is no longer supported for Appliance OS. Existing Appliances on 14.04 must upgrade to 16.04, 18.04 or 20.04 PRIOR to upgrading to v4.2.1+. Note: 14.04 is still supported by the Morpheus Agent.


v5.3.2 Service Version Changes
  • No service version changes from v5.3.1

v5.3.2 Service Version Compatibility

When externalizing MySQL, Elasticsearch and/or RabbitMQ services, the following versions are compatible with version Morpheus v5.3.2


Compatible Branch

Morpheus Installer Version








5.7, WSREP 31












Upgrade Paths & Methods

The following table shows supported version upgrade paths and methods.



Current iterations of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Digital Ocean, HPE OneView, OpenTelekom Cloud, IBM Bluemix, Softlayer and UpCloud are all supported.