This section provides an overview of the upgrade processes for the supported upgrade paths for this version of BMC Atrium Orchestrator. For more information about upgrade paths, see Supported upgrade paths.
The installation program supports direct upgrades from version 7.6.x of the BMC Atrium Orchestrator product. When you start the installation program, it detects an earlier version of the product. After you specify the installation directory, the installation program displays any installation properties that you can change from the earlier installation.
When upgrading components, you must upgrade them in the following order:
You can upgrade BMC Atrium Orchestrator content anytime after you upgrade the repository. When you finish upgrading the platform components, you use Grid Manager to update the content on the grid. For more information about updating content on the grid, see Upgrading adapters.
In version 7.5.x of BMC Atrium Orchestrator, you could install the Access Manager and CDP in the same directory. Beginning with BMC Atrium Orchestrator 7.6.00, the Access Manager component is available to multiple grids; it is not a grid component, and you must install Access Manager separately from the CDP.
This architectural change requires that you install a new Access Manager before you upgrade the CDP, if you installed Access Manager and the CDP in the same directory. You must then copy some files from the earlier version of Access Manager to the new installation.
After you install the repository and upgrade the CDP, the CDP transfers the BMC Atrium Orchestrator content to the repository. You can run the GUI or silent installation to add or upgrade content, as described in Installing BMC Atrium Orchestrator content. After you install content, you use Grid Manager to update the content on the grid.
If you have customized server.sh or BMC Atrium Orchestrator.lax, the installation program renames the existing file to server.sh.bk or BMC Atrium Orchestrator.lax.bk and creates a new file. You will need to reapply the customization to the new file after the upgrade process is finished.