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[PCA 2.4.3] Upgrader Tool - Prechecks and Postchecks (Doc ID 2701377.1)

Last updated on MARCH 21, 2021

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.4.2 and later
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64

Purpose

This document’s purpose is to describe the PCA upgrader tool’s prerequisites, usage, and workarounds. 

Scope

This document explains the basic usage of the PCA Upgrader Tool shipped with PCA 2.4.3 and also lists known issues and workarounds. 

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 PCA Upgrader Tool Usage 
 Requirements
 Document Reference
 How to Run
 1. Download and install (or upgrade to) the latest version of pca_upgrader
 1.1. Log into My Oracle Support and download the Oracle PCA 2.4.3 patch, Patch Number 31747130
 1.2. Copy the downloaded *.rpm package to both Management Nodes and install it.
 1.3. If an older version of the Oracle PCA Upgrader is already installed, remove the old version prior to installing the latest version.
 1.4 Repeat the *.rpm upgrade on the second management node
 2. Run the pre-upgrade verification
 2.1. Run pca_upgrader in verify-only mode from active Management Node
 2.2. Summary output will be printed to the screen, and information will be logged to /nfs/shared_storage/pca_upgrader/log/pca_upgrader-<timestamp>.log
 2.3. Address any issues and re-run the pca_upgrader in verify-only mode again. Repeat this step until there are no failures reported.
 3. Manual pre-upgrade checks
 3.1. Verify the WebLogic password
 3.2. Verify no External Storage LUNs exist on Management Nodes
 3.3. Check for customized inet settings on MNs
 3.4. Collect the number of objects in the MySQL database
 3.5. Verify Management Node failover
 3.6. Verify the NFS protocol for the internal ZFSSA
 3.7. Check for hardware faults on all components
 4. Run the upgrade
 4.1 Update the example output
 4.2 Run the upgrade of the other Management Node
 4.3 Ethernet-based racks ONLY (Cisco)
 4.4 Upgrade Compute Node one by one
 5. Manual post-upgrade checks
 5.1 Management Nodes
 5.2 Compute Nodes
References

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