Upgrading components using the local option on UNIX or Linux

If a BMC Server Automation component was installed with the -local option, you must use the -local option to upgrade that component. However, you must set several environment variables before starting the upgrade process, and you must run the configurator to migrate configuration data to the database. For this type of upgrade process, you cannot use the unified product installer, and must run the various component installers.

Note

To determine whether the -local option was used during installation and is necessary for upgrade, examine the installation directories. If the HOME file is located in the <installDir>/NSH/conf/ directory, and not in the /etc/rsc/ directory, this indicates that the -local option was used. 

 For more general information about the upgrade process, see Upgrading product components on Linux and UNIX.

To upgrade using the local option

  1. Before invoking the installer for the upgrade process, set several environment variables using the following commands.

    INSTALL_DIR="<installDir>"
    NSHDIR=${INSTALL_DIR}/NSH
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:=}${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:}${NSHDIR}/lib
    export INSTALL_DIR NSHDIR LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  2. Migrate configuration data to the database by running the configurator utility through the unified product installer wizard. Perform this task on all Application Servers and PXE servers that you want to upgrade. For more information, see Migrating the database and persisting configuration data to the database.
  3. Invoke the installer using a command such as the following:
    sh BBSA-LIN64.sh -local
  4. Continue with the upgrade process as described in Upgrading product components on Linux and UNIX.

     

To upgrade silently using the local option

  1. Before invoking the installer for a silent upgrade process, set several environment variables using the following commands.

    INSTALL_DIR="<installDir>"
    NSHDIR=${INSTALL_DIR}/NSH
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:=}${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:}${NSHDIR}/lib
    export INSTALL_DIR NSHDIR LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  2. Migrate configuration data to the database by running the configurator utility through the unified product installer wizard. Perform this task on all Application Servers and PXE servers that you want to upgrade. For more information, see Migrating the database and persisting configuration data to the database.
  3. Run a silent upgrade with the -local option, as in the following example command.

    sh BBSA-LIN64.sh -local -silent

See also Using silent mode to upgrade components on Linux or UNIX.

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