Upgrading the server in silent mode#
Use silent mode to upgrade without command-line prompts. To upgrade the server, stop the server, edit the properties file, and run the new installation program. These instructions apply to upgrades from versions 6.0 and later.
Before you begin
Depending on the version of HCL™ Launch you are upgrading, be sure to address these build-specific considerations.
|7.0.5||Upgrading to 7.0.5 enables compression of new VC entries that reduces the
This task applies to upgrades of versions 6.1 or later. Contact HCL Launch support for all other versions.
During the upgrade, the contents of the appdata/patches directory (including all .jar files) will be appended with .off, preventing the existing test fixes from being loaded once the HCL Launch Server is started post-installation. All UI test fixes applied to the Tomcat directory will be wiped by the upgrade and will not be recoverable.
If a text fix received for a reported defect is not fixed in the upgraded version, you may need to open a Support Case to request a new build.
Note: Setting com.urbancode.ds.cleanup.sourceConfig.fullCleanupSkip to True is only effective upon upgrade. After upgrading, component version import logs are automatically cleaned up after 24 hours by default. Refer to Component Versions.
If you have added custom keystores, certificates, or any other files to the server_install/opt/tomcat directory, back up those files before you upgrade. If you do not back up files that you have added to the server_install/opt/tomcat directory, those files are removed when the upgrade process runs.
Download and extract the installation files for HCL Launch.
These files are available for download from the HCL FlexNet Operations portal.
Ensure that no application and generic processes are running.
Open the Dashboard and confirm that no processes are running. If processes are running, you can wait for them to complete or by clicking Cancel in the same row as each process, cancel them. In versions 126.96.36.199 and later, you can use the Message of the Day feature (Settings > System > General Settings) to notify users of the planned upgrade, and request that they do not start new processes.
Stop the server.
Ensure that the server is stopped:
Check to ensure that there is no file server.pid in the server_install/var folder.
Check for running system processes.
For example, on Linux™, you can use the netstat or ps commands. For example, if the server is running on port 8443, use the command
netstat -nap | grep 8443. You can also run
ps -ef | grep serverand look for the server system process in the results.
If any server processes are still running, stop them.
If a server process is still running, when you install the new version, you see an error that says "A previously installed version of HCL Launch is running. Please shutdown the running HCL Launch and start the installation again."
Back up the database.
Optionally, upgrade the version of Java on the server to version 8 or later.
In the installation files, open the install.properties file in a text editor, and add the following line of code to the file:
Ensure that the install.server.dir property is set to the directory where HCL Launch is installed.
From the command line, run the server installer program.
- On Windows™, run the install-server.bat file.
- On Linux, run ./install-server.sh.
To install a FIPS-compliant server, add the switch
-fipsto the command, such as
Note: If you install a FIPS-compliant server, cloud provisioning is not available. Your JVM connects to only FIPS 140-2 certified IBM providers.
Depending on your system settings, you might need to run this file as an administrator.
Start the server, and verify that the server is upgraded.
If you get error
Shutdown file is present! Is the server running?, check that you are using Java 11. If so, remove the
-Djava.endorsed.dirs=<PATH>from the JAVA_OPTS variable in the set_env file.
Ensure that licensing is set up for the server.
See Managing licenses.
If you are upgrading the server from version 188.8.131.52 or earlier to a version later than version 184.108.40.206, upgrade the encryption key strength.
Upgrade the agents.
See Upgrading agents. You must upgrade agents that use Java™ plug-ins, including most source configuration plug-ins. If you do not upgrade the agents, they will throw an IllegalCharsetNameException exception that refers to the variable DS_SYSTEM_ENCODING.
What to do next
Upgrade all agent relays to the current version. Agents that connect through relays may not connect successfully until both server and relay are upgraded.
Parent topic: Upgrading the server