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Upgrading customizations

When you installed BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, you might have customized one or several components in the solution to suit your business needs (for example, the Network Automation API). This section covers information about how to upgrade those customizations to version 3.1 or 3.1 SP1 when you perform the upgrade. 

Upgrade strategies for customizations

Evaluate the customizations in your environment. You have the following options:

  • BMC strongly recommends that you try to use out-of-the-box functionality instead of creating customized functionality. Using out-of-the-box functionality ensures that your content is not lost when BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is upgraded.
  • Identify all your customizations before you start the upgrade, and then prepare your data accordingly. 
  • Thoroughly test the ported customization before you go live. Verify your customizations when you perform the upgrade.
Customization categoryHow do you handle it?Examples
Replacement Replace your customizations with out-of-the-box BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management functionality. You should replace customizations that are no longer needed (for example, add secondary disk customization) with existing features.
  • Added VMDK (Day 1, Day 2)
  • Day 2 install software
  • Day 2 added NIC
Partial port

Partially port your customizations. These include customizations for which partial functionality exists out-of-the-box, or which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management makes it easier to develop some part of the customization, for example, passing custom parameters for software installation. If you must port your customizations, keep your port minimal..

Customized SRD in 2.1 for App Parameterization so that you could reuse BladeLogic Server Automation artifacts.
Complete portIdentify the changes that are required to port to customization.  Then completely port your customizations. These include customizations which are not available out-of-the-box at all and you must carry them forward, for example, creating snapshots. 
  • Custom portal actions (for example, create snapshot)
  • Addition UI customizations (for non-cloud data or capabilities)
  • Callouts
  • Custom providers

Upgrading BMC Network Automation API customizations

If your BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management version 2.1 environment contains customizations that called the BMC Network Automation API, your customizations must be translated to use the new BMC Network Automation API used for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management version 3.1.  

Where to go next

Upgrading UI customizations

Configuring after upgrade

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