This documentation supports the 18.02 version of BMC Digital Workplace. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Creating a BMC Digital Workplace Catalog upgrade options file

Before you upgrade BMC Digital Workplace Catalog, you must create a text file that provides the information about the current installation. You can usethe information that you captured in the Upgrade worksheet for BMC Digital Workplace Catalog to create this text file.

Before you begin

Download the BMC Digital Workplace Catalog upgrade files. Extract the files and locate the options.txt file that is part of the package.

To edit the upgrade options file

You can edit the options.txt file directly on the Linux server where you will upgrade BMC Digital Workplace Catalog.

Alternatively, you can edit the options.txt file on your local machine, and then upload it to the BMC Digital Workplace Catalog server before performing the upgrade.

Note

If you are editing the options file on a Windows computer, use a text editor that supports UNIX line endings.


  1. In a text editor, edit the file to update the settings based on the values in the upgrade worksheet.
  2. Save the file with a new name.
    Example: dwpoptions_upgrade_server01.txt
  3. (Optional) If you are upgrading BMC Digital Workplace Catalog in a server group, create a different options file for each server to identify the server to be upgraded.
    Example: Create different options based files with details that pertain to the following Linux servers: 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_01.txt—for server host name dwpcatalog-server-01.calbro.com 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_02.txt—for server host name dwpcatalog-server-02.calbro.com 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_n.txt—for server host name dwpcatalog-server-nn.calbro.com
  4. (Optional) If you edited the file on a local machine, upload the options file to the appropriate server into a folder in a location that is available to the upgrade script.

Where to go from here

Upgrading a BMC Digital Workplace Catalog server

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