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  • 1.  20.3 release date

    Posted 08-13-2020 09:09 AM
    Hello my friends,

    we are planning to upgrade our 8.5.1 environment.
    due to the fact that 20.3 has some significant changes we want to migrate 
    to this version (i know we have to go through 9.X and so on..)
    is their a specific date for the release i can give to my management?


  • 2.  RE: 20.3 release date
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 08-13-2020 09:14 AM
    No, a specific release date is not available at this time.

    Support Engineer

  • 3.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 08-13-2020 04:00 PM
    Unless you have a compelling reason to stay running 8.5.1 you should plan to upgrade to at least 20.10 as soon as possible. You will almost assuredly have issues at each of the upgrade points with either UIM or UMP or both and it's much nicer to deal with those issues sooner rather than later. It is also very helpful to know at what step in the process a given issue started to occur so support knows where to start looking.

    Unless you are lucky, plan on 6 hours to go from UIM 8.51 to 9.0.2. UMP really depends on your environment but plan another 3 hours for that because if nothing else the UIM upgrade will overwrite your customizations.

    Then plan four hours for the UIM 9.0.2 to 20.10 update. And another 3 hours for the UMP update.

    I'd suggest doing this in two hops with a day or two in between if possible.

    Make sure you pull down all the hotfixes at https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/recommended-reading/technical-document-index/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-hotfix-index.html relevant to the versions you will be traversing. In particular the robot, ems, and data engine all will get in the way of preventing a clean upgrade.

  • 4.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 09-08-2020 04:29 AM
    Given we are now in September and 20.3 was to be released this month can you now provide an expected release date?

    This is very important as I already have a very tight plan for
    • install in test
    • user certification
    • workflow updates
    • rollout into production

    before end of December when I loose access to all flash based interfaces in production

    Thanks, Andrew

    Knows a little about UIM/DXim, AE, Automic

  • 5.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 09-08-2020 08:29 AM
    The exact release date is determined by readiness and will have to wait for the official announcement.

    Support Engineer

  • 6.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 09-08-2020 02:26 PM
    In event that it matters, I second the evaluation of the situation. 

    I will add into the mix that from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, US based businesses are usually faced with a significant crimp on resources due to the holidays and associated time off. 

    For me the timeline is really deployment by mid November and that's real close at this point.

  • 7.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 09-08-2020 02:37 PM
    Product Management and Development are fully aware of all these concerns and more, and from the beginning assigned the best teams to it. It is just not possible for me or anyone to give any details about the release date. If more info is required then that is a discussion to have with your account manager.

    Support Engineer

  • 8.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 09-28-2020 10:07 AM
    Still nothing to share on availability I suppose - only a couple days left in Q3:

  • 9.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 09-29-2020 01:22 AM
    Should propably renamed to 20.4 :-)

    To be honest, I expected that this will happen :-) but still one day left.... hope Product Owner + -Planing at Broadcom get fired ;->


  • 10.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 09-28-2020 11:58 AM
    Thank you very much for the detailed hours of upgrade! very useful.

  • 11.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 30 days ago
    Just created a support case and 20.3 is in the version list there....  Still not on the downloads page

  • 12.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Olaf Pape 29 days ago
    Since yesterday 20.3 is on Broadcom download center page (but not listed on support.nimsoft.com).

    No info in the community, no info by mail..
    A very quiet and hidden release of the 20.3 version.

  • 13.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 28 days ago
    Hopefully you know by now, but just in case.  20.3 went GA yesterday.  I posted the GA announcement as a Discussion item.  It's 'pinned
     to the Community Home Page.

  • 14.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 28 days ago
    Thanks a lot. 
    Yes, now I have also received the corresponding mails.


  • 15.  RE: 20.3 release date

    Posted 8 days ago
    Thank you very much for your help