Upgrading a XiVO PBX is done by executing commands through a terminal on the server.


Downgrade is not supported


The upgrade consists of the following steps:

  • switch the version via xivo-dist utility

  • upgrade via the xivo-upgrade utility: it will upgrade the system (Debian packages) and the XiVO PBX packages


The following applies to XiVO PBX >= 2016.03. For older version, see Version-specific upgrade procedures section.


You must stop all services (xivo-service stop all) on Media Servers linked to your XiVO Main before the upgrade.

Preparing the upgrade

There are two cases:

  1. Upgrade to another LTS XiVO PBX version,

  2. Upgrade to the latest Bugfix release of your current installed LTS version.

Upgrade to another LTS version

To prepare the upgrade you should:

  1. Switch the sources to the new XiVO PBX LTS version with xivo-dist, for example, to switch to Gaia LTS version:

    xivo-dist xivo-gaia
  2. Read carefully the Release Notes starting from your current version to the version you target (read even more carefully the New features and Behavior changes between LTS)

  3. Check the specific instructions and manual steps from your current LTS to your targetted LTS and all intermediate LTS: see Manual steps for LTS upgrade

  4. Check also if you are in a specific setup that requires a specific procedure to be followed (e.g. Upgrading a cluster).

  5. And then upgrade, see Upgrading

Upgrade to latest Bugfix release of an LTS version

After the release of an LTS version (e.g. Freya) we may backport some bugfixes in this version. We will then create a subversion (e.g. Freya .04) shipping these bugfixes. These bugfix version does not contain any behavior change.

To upgrade to the latest subversion of your current installed version you need to:

  1. Read carefully the Release Notes starting from your installed version (e.g. Freya.00) to the latest bugfix release (e.g. Freya.04).

  2. Verify that the debian sources list corresponds to your installed LTS or refix it, for example for Freya:

    xivo-dist xivo-freya
  3. And then upgrade, see Upgrading



About xivo-upgrade script usage see xivo-upgrade script

After having prepared your upgrade (see above), you can upgrade:

  1. When ready, launch the upgrade process. All XiVO PBX services will be stopped during the process:


Post Upgrade

When finished:

  • (Izar only) If you’re using chan_sip on your Izar XiVO you must do again the Fallback to chan_sip SIP channel driver procedure.

  • Check that all services are running:

    xivo-service status all
  • Check that all the docker services are in the correct version. Compare the output of xivo-dcomp version with the table in Release Notes

  • Check that services are correctly working like SIP registration, ISDN link status, internal/incoming/outgoing calls etc.

Manual steps for LTS upgrade

This section was moved here.

Specific procedures

Version-specific upgrade procedures


If your XiVO PBX is below 2016.03 you have first to Switch to xivo.solutions mirrors.

Upgrading to/from an archive version

Upgrade Notes

See Release Notes for version specific informations.