2019-03-22_12-02-19_Upgrading the Infrastructure Management Server in the standalone mode silently

Where you are in the Upgrade process

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Infrastructure Management Server can be upgraded silently with the existing settings such as database (Oracle or SAP SQL Anywhere), cell details, and firewall configurations. 

  • Ensure that there are no Integration Services installed on the computer where the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server will be upgraded. If any Integration Services are installed on this computer, the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server upgrade fails.
  • If you are using the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to upgrade the product, put the RDC in console mode.
  • If you are upgrading the Infrastructure Management Server with Oracle, ensure that port 7 is opened between the Server and the Oracle database system. If port 7 cannot be opened due to security restrictions, run the upgrade installer using the following option:
    • (Windows) install.cmd -J SKIP_PING_VALIDATION_ERROR=true
    • (Linux) ./install.sh -J SKIP_PING_VALIDATION_ERROR=true
  • BMC recommends that you use MobaXterm as the UI to install TrueSight Infrastructure Management on Linux computers.

To upgrade the Infrastructure Management server

Do the following:

  1. Log in to the host computer on which you want to upgrade the Infrastructure Management server, and delete all the files from the temporary directory:

    • (Windows) %temp%

    • (Linux) /tmp and /var/tmp

  2. Extract the downloaded zip files (the installer) to a temporary location outside the following location to avoid any file sharing conflicts:

    • (WindowsC:\Program Files

    • (Linux) /opt

    Note

    Ensure that the following system requirements are met. If your target computer does not meet these requirements, you cannot proceed with the installation. However, in a test environment, you can skip the system requirements validation and run the installer by using the -J MINIMAL=true argument.

    • Total RAM (in MB): 32,000
    • Available RAM (in MB): 25,000
    • Total swap space / page file (in MB): 8,000
    • Available swap space / page file (in MB): 8,000

    By default, the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server uses 256-bit encryption. However, AES 256-bit encryption is not allowed in some countries due to import regulations. You can change the default encryption key size when you invoke the installer.


  3. (Linux) Apply executable rights to all the installation files by running the following command: 

    chmod -R 755 installationDirectoryFolderName 

    installationDirectoryFolderName is the name of the folder that contains all the installation files.

    For example, chmod -R 755 Disk1

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  4. (Windows) Do the following:
    1. (Windows) Stop and disable all the scheduled tasks on the Infrastructure Management server.
    2. (Windows) Stop the pwtray process.
    3. (WindowsEnsure that you close all the files and folders opened in the current session as well as in the other user sessions on the Infrastructure Management server.
    4. (Windows) Ensure that the pw folder is not locked by any process.
  5. Go to the extracted folder, and locate the silent options file, and edit this file. This is a text file that defines the installation properties in the form of a prefix tag followed by a property name and value pair. You can either retain the default values or change them and save the file:

    • (Windows<DownloadLocation>\Windows\Disk1\server-silent-options-upgrade-windows.txt

    • (Linux<DownloadLocation>/Linux/Disk1/server-silent-options-upgrade-linux.txt

      Property details

    -J precedes Java properties

    Property name Description
    -J MIGRATED_KB true/false
    -J MIGRATED_KB_HOME KB migration path

    # Set the following values only if you are upgrading from release 9.6.x and want to migrate the policies during the upgrade.

    # Cloud Vista should not be integrated for Policy Migration

    -J INTEGRATE_WITH_TSPS Type true if you want to migrate the policies during the upgrade. Default value: false Example: -J INTEGRATE_WITH_TSPS=true
    -J TSPS_HOST_NAME

    Type the FQDN of the Presentation Server host computer.

    Example: -J TSPS_HOST_NAME=tsps_host.fqdn.com

    -J TSPS_PORT Type the configured Apache tomcat port number.

    Default value - https port:

    (Windows) 443

    (Linux) 8043

    Default value - http port:

    (Windows) 80

    (Linux) 8080

    Example: -J TSPS_PORT=443 Note: You can run the tssh properties list command to check the configured port and the protocol details. You can update the TSPS_PORT property based on the command output.
    -J TSPS_PROTOCOL Type the protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) in which the Presentation Server is configured. Example: -J TSPS_PROTOCOL=HTTPS Note: You can run the tssh properties list command to check the configured port and the protocol details. You can update the TSPS_PROTOCOL property based on the command output.
    -J TSPS_USERNAME Type the Presentation Server administrator user name. Example: -J TSPS_USERNAME=Admin
    -J TSPS_PASSWORD Type the relevant password.
    The following section is applicable if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 11.0. You need to provide details of the Remedy Single Sign-On server that you plan to use with the TrueSight Presentation Server.
    -J SSO_HOSTNAME

    Type the FQDN of the Remedy Single Sign-On Server host computer.

    Example: -J SSO_HOSTNAME=rsso_host.fqdn.com

    -J SSO_TOMCAT_SECURED_PORT Type the Remedy SSO server port number. Example: -J SSO_TOMCAT_SECURED_PORT=8443
    -J SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD

    Type the Remedy Single Sign-On password in an encrypted form. Example: -J SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD=DES\:097133405e7ea7a641f019bca8781280e74e86a9fec4ad58 Note: You can encrypt the password using the TrueSightPServerMaintenanceTool through the wizard or command line interface. For details, see Installing Remedy SSO in the standalone mode using the TrueSight installer silently .

    -J SSO_TENANT Type the default tenant name. Example: -J SSO_TENANT=*
    -J SSO_PROTOCOL

    Type the protocol in which Remedy SSO is configured.

    By default, Remedy SSO is configured in the HTTPS mode.

    Example: -J SSO_PROTOCOL=HTTPS

    # Set the following value if you are upgrading from TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server older than version 10.0

    -J TRUESIGHT_HOSTNAME_FQDN Type the FQDN of the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server host computer. Example: -J TRUESIGHT_HOSTNAME_FQDN=TSIMhost.bmc.com
  6. From the command prompt, run one of the following commands to start the upgrade. Type the complete path to the server_upgrade.options file in the command. If the path includes a blank space, enclose the path within double quotes. Upgrade-related information is not displayed when the silent upgrade begins. However, upgrade occurs in the background.

    Environment type Command
    Production environment with the default encryption setting

    (Windowsinstall.cmd -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>/server_upgrade.options"

    Example

    (Windows - With spaceinstall.cmd -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\temp folder\Disk1\server_upgrade.options"

    (LinuxWith space)./install.sh -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/home/tsim user/Linux/Disk1/server_upgrade.options"

    Production environment with user-specified encryption setting

    (Windowsinstall.cmd –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>/server_upgrade.options"

    Example

    (Windows - With spaceinstall.cmd –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\temp folder\Disk1\server_upgrade.options"

    (LinuxWith space)./install.sh –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/home/tsim user/Linux/Disk1/server_upgrade.options"

    Test environment with the default encryption setting

    (Windowsinstall.cmd -J MINIMAL=true -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -J MINIMAL=true -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>/server_upgrade.options"

    Example

    (Windowsinstall.cmd -J MINIMAL=true -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\temp folder\Disk1\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -J MINIMAL=true -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/home/tsim user/Linux/Disk1/server_upgrade.options"

    Test environment with user-specified encryption setting

    (Windowsinstall.cmd -J MINIMAL=true –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -J MINIMAL=true –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<DownloadLocation>/server_upgrade.options"

    Example

    (Windowsinstall.cmd -J MINIMAL=true –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\temp folder\Disk1\server_upgrade.options"

    (Linux)./install.sh -J MINIMAL=true –J BMC_TS_KEY_SZ=<128/256> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/home/tsim user/Linux/Disk1/server_upgrade.options"

    Note

    Based on whether you are using SAP SQL Anywhere or Oracle, the TrueSight Infrastructure Managementupgrade may take between 20 to 60 minutes to complete.

  7. Installation-related information is not displayed on the console when the silent installation begins. However, installation occurs in the background. The progress of the installation is logged in a temporary folder during the installation. To see the installation progress details and for the database-related progress details:
    • (WindowsGo to Start > Run, enter %temp% in the Open box, and see the tsim_server_install_log.txt file

    • (Linux) Open /tmp or /var/tmp , and see the tsim_server_install_log.txt file
  8. If there were customizations in the Tomcat Server file that is web.xml or server.xml file before the upgrade, you must manually add these changes to the web.xml or server.xml file after the upgrade.
  9. After the TrueSight Infrastructure Management server is upgraded successfully, the following folder is created under the installation directory, in the BMC Software folder. You can manually delete the files if you do not want them.

    Folder name Description
    <installationDirectory>11.x  (where  x  is the version that you are upgrading from) Contains backup files of the earlier TrueSight Infrastructure Management installation.
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Important

The system requirements are validated every time you restart the host computer or product services. If the system requirements are not met, the product services are not started. To force-start the product services, see Starting and stopping the TrueSight Operations Management components.

Troubleshooting upgrade issues

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