Upgrading BMC Remedy ITSM
The BMC Remedy ITSM Suite installer upgrades the following BMC Remedy IT Service Management (ITSM) core products:
- BMC Service Desk (includes BMC Incident Management and BMC Problem Management)
- BMC Asset Management
- BMC Change Management
- BMC Knowledge Management
Before you upgrade BMC Remedy ITSM
Perform the tasks in Pre-upgrade procedures for BMC Remedy ITSM.
|1.||Prepare your ITSM data for the upgrade||—|
|2.||Preserve your customized join forms and related views||If you have created a customized join form that references a field on an existing BMC Remedy ITSM form that is going to be deleted, you will have to identify your customized join forms, export related views, and re-create the fields in your join forms following an upgrade.|
|3.||Prepare AR System for the ITSM application upgrade||—|
|4.||Prepare for ITSM upgrade for a non-multitenant environment|
If you are using a non-multitenant environment, and you do not intend to install Remedy Knowledge Management(RKM), apply the ITSM1805_MT_Utility_Phase_Installation_SW00552489 hotfix before upgrading to Remedy ITSM version 18.05.
For the relevant hotfix, contact
BMC Remedy ITSM upgrade
You can choose to perform the upgrade in phases or all at once. Upgrading in phases enables you to perform configuration checks and validations, resolve any issues, and capture the installation options before you start the actual upgrade, which requires and outage. By upgrading in phases, you can keep the outage of your environment to minimum, thereby reducing the downtime of your system.
If you are using BMC Digital Workplace and/or BMC Remedy with Smart IT, it is recommended that you upgrade the BMC Remedy ITSM Suite to 18.05 only after upgrading Digital Workplace to version 18.05.
The upgrade sequence is as follows:
- Upgrade to BMC Digital Workplace
- Upgrade to Remedy ITSM Suite
- Upgrade to Remedy with Smart IT
Use one of the following methods to upgrade:
After you upgrade BMC Remedy ITSM
Perform the tasks in Completing the BMC Remedy ITSM upgrade.