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[PCA] Upgrader Tool - Prechecks and Postchecks (Doc ID 2855795.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.4.3 to 2.4.3 [Release 2.0]
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware
Private Cloud Appliance X7-2 Server Upgrade
Linux x86-64


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


 This document explains the basic usage of the PCA upgrader tool shipped with PCA and also lists known issues and workarounds.

CAUTION: If the PCA has already been upgraded from PCA 2.4.3 to PCA Build 1185 (using do not use this KM, but refer to [PCA] How to Upgrade to (Doc ID 2887701.1).



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In this Document
 PCA Upgrader Tool Usage 
 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 patch, Patch Number 33946427
 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 Upgrade Compute Node one by one
 4.4 Known Issues
 5. Manual post-upgrade checks
 5.1 Management Nodes
 5.2 Compute Nodes

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