The latest edition of PowerVC moves from the DB2 database to a MariaDB. The formats of the data stored within the database are different. Those migrating from earlier versions may benefit from the following notes the Redbooks team learned while updating the IBM PowerVC Introduction and Configuration Redbook.
- The PowerVC upgrade can perform an in-place upgrade of PowerVC to 1.3.1 from versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 and later.
- Upgrade from older versions needs first upgrade to 220.127.116.11 or later or 18.104.22.168 or later and from there you can again perform the in-place upgrade to 1.3.1 version.
- Database migration is performed automatically during the upgrade to 1.3.1 from supported versions.
- Database migrations from older versions than 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 is NOT supported. It is possible but requires manual steps and at the time of writing, the team has not discovered a reliable procedure to document.
For more information on PowerVC Version 1.3.1, see the latest Redbook: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248199.html?Open