Upgrade question

I got a question about upgrading to 12.1.4:

"I'm trying to do a manual upgrade from 12.1.3 to 12.1.4. I've upgraded the Enterprise Controller, but now I can't find the Proxy Controller upgrade bundle. Where is that?"

This depends on how you're downloading the upgrade bundles.

If you're getting them through the UI, they're put in the /var/opt/sun/xvm/images/productUpdate directory. You can copy them from there to the Proxy Controller systems and do a manual upgrade (or upgrade through the UI if you're so inclined.)

You can also get the Proxy Controller bundles from either the OTN or e-Delivery, and then copy them to the Proxy Controller system.

However you do the download, we recommend that once you've started upgrading your environment, you upgrade the whole thing as soon as you can.

Comments:

How about upgrading the OPS center in Connected mode. do we have to upgrade EC first later Proxy Controller and later DB??

How the DB is upgraded if we have customer managed DB?
Can some one provide detailed steps involved while upgrading Ops center from 12.1.2 to 12.1.4 with Customer Managed DB..

Connected mode is recommended or Disconnected mode?

Posted by Abhilash on August 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM MDT #

Abhilash,

In terms of the order of upgrading, you always upgrade the EC first, followed by the PCs, and then the Agents.

When you upgrade your Ops Center environment from 12.1.2 to 12.1.4, you don't have to upgrade the database along with the EC and PC. Both versions of Ops Center are compatible with the same database versions.

You can upgrade your environment in either connection mode. In Disconnected Mode you have to download the upgrade bundles on a separate system and then move them over, but apart from that it's the same process.

I hope that's helpful. Let me know if you have other questions.

Posted by Owen on August 29, 2013 at 03:13 PM MDT #

Thanks owen.

Having said that no action is required for DB in my case, what are the common risks involved in upgrading the Ops center from 12.1.2 to 12.1.4 in connected mode.

were there any bugs or risks which were already found in 12.1.4?
Also you were saying there will be no DB activity involved during this upgrade activity? please advise

Posted by Abhilash on October 10, 2013 at 07:02 AM MDT #

Abhilash,

There was an issue with 12.1.4 that I blogged about some time ago. Here's a link:

https://blogs.oracle.com/opscenter/entry/management_access_point_authentication_failure

You can avoid this issue by applying the workaround just after upgrading. Apart from that, I don't know of any issues that people have hit.

In terms of the DB, you're right that there's no DB activity involved. Both 12.1.2 and 12.1.4 can work with the same DB versions, and the Ops Center upgrade does not upgrade or change the customer-managed database.

Posted by Owen on October 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM MDT #

Hi,

What are the main advantages of upgrading Ops Center from 12.1.3 to 12.1.4?

Thanks.

Posted by Shijith.CC on October 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM MDT #

Shijith,

12.1.4 has support for provisioning multiple versions of Oracle Solaris 11. There are some other new features and bug fixes. I have a post about it here: https://blogs.oracle.com/opscenter/entry/ops_center_12_1_4

Posted by Owen on October 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM MDT #

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