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Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

Anon Anon

Anon Anon03-25-2016 05:40 PM

  • 1.  Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 03-17-2016 11:20 AM

    Hello Team,

     

    Just wanted to come back and confirm this point

    We have a lot of customers still on 9.3 and to facilitate and motivate people to get to 10.x easily, we conducted tests and now officially support 9.3 to 10.1 DIRECT upgrades.

    So it is a single hop upgrade now - no need to go to 9.4 or 10.0

     

    We will be updating the documentation soon..

    Questions/comments/critique welcome!


    Regards,

    Kiran Diwakar



  • 2.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 04-13-2016 01:07 PM

    Has the documentation been updated? We are planning this very upgrade for this month, and would like to be prepared.

     

    Thank you,
    Joe Poutre, BNP Paribas



  • 3.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 03-17-2016 09:01 PM

    Hello Kiran,

     

    I can confirm that it works perfectly



  • 4.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 03-17-2016 11:45 AM

    Hello Kiran,

     

    That's a super good piece of news!

     

    Thank you!



  • 5.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 02-16-2017 03:37 AM

    Just to add, we have moved to 10.2 and it's very stable after applying some PTF's. We had some backup issues and hangs which PTF01 and PTF03 helped sort out. Very happy with the 10.2 release.



  • 6.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 03-18-2016 09:04 AM

    Thank you! Merci! Danke! Namaste! Arigato!

     

    You have saved us hours of work in our upcoming upgrade of 9.3. This work and the positive result are much appreciated.

     

    Joe Poutre

    BNP Paribas



  • 7.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 03-25-2016 05:40 PM

    thanks Kiran, bumping this to the top



  • 8.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 04-13-2016 01:36 PM

    Hi Joe, until kiran_diwakar has chance to respond this might help --> CA Spectrum Upgrade Content



  • 9.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 02-27-2017 03:32 AM

    What problems did you have that required PTF's to be applied?



  • 10.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 02-27-2017 03:58 AM

    We had some issues on 2 landscapes where the backups would say 'Saving Database... SpectroSERVER paused' in our distributed environment. You couldn't stop the server gracefully and database saves were not happening (you would see the unzipped directory under SS-DB-Backups directory). You had to do 'kill -9 <SPECTRUM_PROC_ID>' and then a db restore. This patched sorted this issue out completely.

     

    I think some of the improvements were SNMP related as it seems that side of things performs better too.

     

    Archive Manager also died at least once a every 2 weeks on one of the secondary landscape (our busiest one over 600k models!), but that is all sorted out now too.



  • 11.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-13-2016 01:42 PM
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    Hi Joe,

                    Yes, direct upgrades from 9.3 to 10.1 have been verified and are supported.  The docs were updated to reflect this:

     

    https://docops.ca.com/display/CASP101/UpgradingCASpectrum

    Upgrading from Earlier Versions

     

    This release supports direct upgrades to CA Spectrum 10.1 from the following versions of CA Spectrum:

    ·         9.3

    ·         9.3 H01

    ·         9.3 H02

    ·         9.4

    ·         9.4.1

    ·         9.4.2

    ·         9.4.2.1

    ·         9.4.3

    ·         10.0

    Cheers

    Jay



  • 12.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 04-26-2016 11:57 AM

    Hi Jason,

    there's another WIKI article,

    Special Considerations - CA Spectrum - 10.1 and 10.1.1 - CA Technologies Documentation

    that should be updated to, as it still says "This release supports direct upgrade from 9.4.2.1 or higher versions."

    Martin



  • 13.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 04-13-2016 02:08 PM

    Thank you Jason and Melissa, and to the CA Spectrum development team for giving me back some hours of my life when I finally do this upgrade.

     

    Joe Poutre



  • 14.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 02-27-2017 04:03 AM

    I'm trying to keep an eye out for problems. I also had some problems with the Report Manger installation and configuration during the upgrade from 9421 to 10.2. At least in one environment I've been working.

     



  • 15.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-02-2016 02:54 PM
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    Thank you Martin…We have updated it.

    Cheers

    Jay



  • 16.  Re: Spectrum 10.1 - Direct Upgrades from 9.3

    Posted 05-03-2016 11:54 AM

    I wanted to provide feedback on our production upgrade. All went well except the BOXI migration.

    The Spectroservers and the OneClick upgrade went smoothly; the only upset was that one team had not installed Java 1.8.0 on their desktops, but that is not an app problem, just something to remind users repeatedly before upgrading.

    In BOXI our scheduled reports were not transferred over, nor can we create new reports. We have an issue open with CA Support to find out why we are having this problem. If anyone else planning to upgrade has many BOXI reports it is something to be planned for.

     

    Joe Poutre
    BNP Paribas