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CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

  • 1.  CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:21 PM

    Can CA SSO policy server version 12.52.200.6411 can be upgraded in place to CA SSO version 12.8? 

    Or does it requires a parallel upgrade. 



  • 2.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:35 PM

    It is feasible if your Policyserver is running on Win 2012 R2. Refer below:

     

    Complete the Upgrade Prerequisites - CA Single Sign-On - 12.8 - CA Technologies Documentation 

    Policy Server and Administrative UI

    Review the available upgrade paths for each component.

    NoteI represents an in-place upgrade, R represents a rolling upgrade, and P represents a parallel upgrade

    The following table lists the possible upgrades to Policy Server 12.8 and Administrative UI 12.8:

    Release/Operating SystemWindows 2008Windows 2008 R2Windows 2012 R2RHEL 5 32-bitRHEL 5 64-bitRHEL 6 32-bitRHEL 6 64-bitRHEL 7 64-bitSolaris 10Solaris 11
    12.51R, PR, Pn/aR, PR, PR, PI, R, Pn/aR, PR, P
    12.52 SP1R, PR, Pn/aR, PR, PR, PI, R, Pn/aR, PR, P
    12.52 SP2n/an/aIR, Pn/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    12.6.01n/an/aI, R, Pn/an/an/aI, R, PI, R, Pn/an/a
    12.7n/an/aI, R, Pn/an/an/aI, R, PI, R, Pn/an/a

    Review the following consideration:

    • The 12.8 Policy Server is a 64-bit executable and requires Windows Server 2012 R2. You cannot perform an in-place upgrade of 12.52 SP2 Policy Server that is insalled in the Program Files (x86) directory. The 12.8 Policy Server is a 64-bit application and only 32-bit applications belong in this directory. If you are upgrading from a release earlier than 12.52 SP2 or if your 12.52 SP2 Policy Server is installed under the Program Files (x86) directory, install a new Policy Server on Windows Server 2012 R2. 

     

    Hope this helps !!!

     

    Regards

    Ashok



  • 3.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:38 PM

    Not just Windows, but also RHEL as well. Everywhere which is indicated by a "I" supports Inplace Upgrade.



  • 4.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:42 PM

    Another word of advice, do not upgrade to R12.8 GA.

     

    If you want please upgrade to R12.8 SP1 (many blocking defects have been fixed here) or wait for SP2 (which will include all fixes and also some new features) which is due by end of this year. 

     

    R12.8 SP1 was a narrow release with only bug fixes. R12.8 SP2 is expected to include bugfixes and some product enhancements (I won't spill the beans here, would let Product Management do that) as well.



  • 5.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:44 PM

    Thanks for the update Dennis. Appreciate it. 



  • 6.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 01-15-2019 05:07 PM

    Hi Hubert,

     

    Regarding the R12.8 SP2, would you have an exact or affirmative release date for this?  We are now beginning our R12.52 SP1 upgrade and the only available download at this time is R12.8 SP1.  We have a tight timeline to complete the policy server upgrade and I would very much like to be able to obtain the SP2 for this upgrade so an affirmative answer on the release date of the SP2 would help us make this decision.

     

    Thanks!



  • 7.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 01-15-2019 05:18 PM

    This can only be provided by Support team via ticket or your Broadcom sales rep to get affirmative answer on the release date.



  • 8.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 01-15-2019 05:22 PM

    Thanks Ashok, I will submit a case to Support to get the affirmative date on this.



  • 9.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:46 PM

    Hubert,

     

    Correct for other versions.

     

    However 12.52.200.6411 (12.52 SP2) is a Windows only special edition and not available in Linux flavors. 



  • 10.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:50 PM

    Yup you are correct, I missed R12.52 SP2



  • 11.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:43 PM

    I got this question only after looking into the shared URL, it says 
    "If you are upgrading from a release earlier than 12.52 SP2 or if your 12.52 SP2 Policy Server is installed under the Program Files (x86) directory, install a new Policy Server on Windows Server 2012 R2. "
    So if my Policy server is running on Windows 2012 R2 then irrespective of the 12.52 version, I can perform an in place upgrade? 



  • 12.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:53 PM

    If PS is installed on "Program Files (x86)" then we cannot do inplace upgrade. We'll need to install a fresh copy of CA SSO Policy Server. What I'm unsure is would it need to be a new server OR a new path on a different drive on the same server. In-order to be extremely safe with windows registry, I'd go with installing fresh on a fresh new server. This way I can plan on having much efficient roll back plan.

     

    Note taken from Ashok's post
    If you are upgrading from a release earlier than 12.52 SP2 or if your 12.52 SP2 Policy Server is installed under the Program Files (x86) directory, install a new Policy Server on Windows Server 2012 R2.

     

    May be others can chime in and suggest otherwise, if any one has installed on a different path on the same box.



  • 13.  Re: CA SSO upgrade to 12.8

    Posted 10-24-2018 03:58 PM

    Thanks hubert and Ashok for qiuck responses.