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Upgrading vs new installation

  • 1.  Upgrading vs new installation

    Posted 03-30-2020 01:36 PM
    At what version should it be considered treating an upgrade to V18 as a new installation of Endevor and not even consider an upgrade scenario?


  • 2.  RE: Upgrading vs new installation

    Posted 04-24-2020 11:47 AM
    Can you please supply a little more detail Mark?

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    Phil Gineo
    Senior Systems Engineer
    Aetna / CVS Health
    Hartford Connecticut USA
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  • 3.  RE: Upgrading vs new installation

    Posted 04-25-2020 05:17 PM
    Unless I a misunderstanding your question the answer seems to me to be straightforward. If the PAX file is a subsequent release to your current release then you could proceed with a new installation, otherwise you cannot. If you can proceed with a new installation then you must decide whether to upgrade or re-install. Considerations are how far behind you are in the upgrades and whether you want to install a another feature that you previously omitted. The PAX file will usually not be entirely current, so even if you do re-install, you can usually also upgrade after the install. Upgrades are being continuously released, so you can upgrade continuously. Insofar as upgrading occurs continuously it arguably becomes redundant and unnecessary to re-install. Some businesses may impose restrictions that restrict continuous deployment of upgrades, but even if there must be an interruption of some months each year you are unlikely to fall far behind and there still may not be sufficient justification for a re-install.


  • 4.  RE: Upgrading vs new installation

    Posted 04-27-2020 06:17 AM
    Mark,

    as Mathew states it is dependent on what release you is currently using. In general the releases are compatible so you can upgrade. You should still install new version in separate libraries for testing.
    There are changes in various releases that require attention and changes in tables and setup.
    In the manuals and on support.broadcom.com there are lots of information and articles. Here are some articles i found just by  a search on word 'upgrade' within product Endevor.
    https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=187417
    https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=138502
    https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=18473

    There are more to find.


    Manuals are here:
    http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/devops/ca-endevor-software-change-manager/18-1.html

    BR
    Jørgen Dam
    Broadcom MF presale.