Can CA SSO policy server version 188.8.131.5211 can be upgraded in place to CA SSO version 12.8?
Or does it requires a parallel upgrade.
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
Review the available upgrade paths for each component.
Note: I 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:
Review the following consideration:
Hope this helps !!!
Not just Windows, but also RHEL as well. Everywhere which is indicated by a "I" supports Inplace Upgrade.
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.
Thanks for the update Dennis. Appreciate it.
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.
This can only be provided by Support team via ticket or your Broadcom sales rep to get affirmative answer on the release date.
Thanks Ashok, I will submit a case to Support to get the affirmative date on this.
Correct for other versions.
However 184.108.40.20611 (12.52 SP2) is a Windows only special edition and not available in Linux flavors.
Yup you are correct, I missed R12.52 SP2
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?
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.
May be others can chime in and suggest otherwise, if any one has installed on a different path on the same box.
Thanks hubert and Ashok for qiuck responses.