This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.3) or version 11.2.

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1 from the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 10.1.0.0, 10.1.0.1, 10.1.0.2, 10.1.0.3 and 10.1.0.4
  • 10.2.0.0, 10.2.0.1, 10.2.0.2, 10.2.0.3, 10.2.0.4 and 10.2.0.5
  • 11.0, 11.0.0.1 and 11.0.0.2

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.1 (patch 1) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 11.1

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.2 (patch 2) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 11.0.0.3
  • 11.1.0.1

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.3 (patch 3) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 11.1.0.2

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.5 (patch 5) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 11.1.0.3

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.6 (patch 6) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 10.1.0.5
  • 10.2.0.6
  • 11.0.0.4
  • 11.1.0.5

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.7 (patch 7) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 10.1.0.6
  • 10.2.0.7
  • 11.0.0.5
  • 11.1.0.6

You can upgrade to BMC Discovery 11.1.0.8 (patch 8) from the versions above, and the following versions of BMC Discovery:

  • 11.0.0.6
  • 11.1.0.7

When upgrading from 9.x to 10.1 and from there to 11.1.x you do not need to change your deployment architectures. BMC recommends that you upgrade using your existing architecture and test version 11.1 in a known configuration.

If you require additional performance improvements offered by a cluster, you can add hardware and replace one or more version 11.1 machines with a cluster.

Download the upgrade installation files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution site

On Windows computers, ensure that the directory is only one level into the directory structure. The EPD package creates a directory in the temporary directory when you extract the files, and the directory that contains the installation image should not be in a directory deeper than two levels into the directory structure.

You can download the set of installation files for the upgrade from the EPD site. Select the appropriate files to download such as the BMC Discovery upgrade, and the associated checksum.

 

BMC Discovery 11.1 patch 3

BMC Discovery version 11.1 patch 3 resolves some important defects. As a result of those enhancements, an appliance running 11.1 patch 3 cannot join a cluster running 11.1 patch 2 or earlier.

In normal circumstances, all cluster members have the same version. You can upgrade a cluster running any version from 10.1 onwards to 11.1 patch 3.

There is one obscure circumstance in which you may require a new appliance running 11.1 patch 2. If you have a fault tolerant cluster running 11.1 patch 2 (or an earlier patch) and a member has failed, then your cluster is in a degraded state. In that state, you must replace the failed member before you can upgrade the cluster. You cannot replace the failed member with a new appliance running 11.1 patch 3, so you must use an appliance running 11.1 patch 2. Once the cluster has recovered from the failure, it is possible to upgrade the whole cluster to 11.1 patch 3 as usual.

If you are in this situation, and you do not have an image of 11.1 patch 2 with which to replace the failed cluster member, please contact Customer Support. They will provide a suitable download.

Upgrade scenarios

Depending on the installation setup in your environment, you must perform the upgrade in an order.The following diagram illustrates the steps that you must follow for each scenario.

UpgradeScenariosFlow

 

In the above diagram, the three scenarios are as explained in the following section:

  • Upgrade scenario A:Standalone installations–You have a single physical machine or VM on which the BMC Discovery is installed. For this scenario, perform the steps explained in the downloading and upgrading section.
  • Upgrade scenario B: Cluster installations–You have installed BMC Discovery in a clustered environment. For this scenario, perform the steps explained in the downloading and upgrading section.
  • Upgrade scenario C: Multiple standalone BMC Discovery installations each syncing to the CMDB and converting these standalone installations to a cluster–If you have multiple standalone machines on which you installed BMC Discovery, and each of these installations synchronize with the CMDB, you might want to convert them to a cluster. For this scenario, perform the following steps:
    1. Upgrade the first standalone machine with the steps explained in the downloading and upgrading section.
    2. Upgrade the rest of the machines and convert them into a cluster by performing the steps explained in the Moving node keys section.

 

Upgrade process

The following diagram explains the end-to-end process that you must follow to upgrade your BMC Discovery installation from a previous version to the latest. You must make sure that you follow the steps and review the guidelines explained in the Preparing for upgrade section, before you start the upgrade process.

Next step

Follow the next topic:

Preparing for upgrade

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. For clustered environments, is it determined on a case-by-case basis by Customer Support as to how to upgrade to 11.1.0.3? We are running 11.1.0.2 and were considering upgrading to the latest patch for our cluster.

  2. No. 11.1.0.3 replaces previous 11.1 on EPD and available to customers with license to access Discovery on EPD.

  3. Thanks Andrew. I'm wondering about the note above that says,

    If you have a cluster running  BMC Discovery version 11.1 with a patch earlier than patch 3, you can contact Customer Support if you need to download an earlier patch to replace a member.

    I read that to mean if you are running 11.1.x.x within a clustered environment, applying patch 3 required customer support help. The two paragraphs above that note seem to state something similar. Can you or someone from support clarify the meaning of these notes in the section above?

    1. No - that is not what is means. EPD 11.1 always contains the latest 11.1 patch release, as of today 11.1.0.3. You can just apply an upgrade as normal to an existing cluster. If, for some reason, you need to download an earlier patch then you would need to contact support.

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