Yes - I agree this is no "breaking news" but lately Rational Support has come across a good number of enquiries on upgrading from 6.x to 7.x
So, if "upgrade" is in your agenda - then this one's for you.
Upgrade Advisor (if you're planning an upgrade to 7.2)
Technote 7021593 contains an upgrade advisor that can be executed in a Synergy 6.5 SP2, 6.6a, 7.0, 7.1 or a 7.1 database. Note that direct upgrade to 7.2 is only supported from 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1a.
However, if you are using an earlier release, you may still want to use the upgrade advisor described in this document to plan and prepare for upgrade to 7.2 via an intermediate release such as 7.1.
Intermediate upgrades: From 6.5 to 7.2
- If you're trying to upgrade from Rational Synergy 6.5 SP1 to 7.2, there are intermediate upgrades that are required. The reason being, certain dependant binary files are bundled in releases after 6.5 & prior to 7.2 which are needed for 7.2 to be fully fuctional in your environment.
- You will first have to upgrade from Rational Synergy 6.5 SP1 to 6.5 SP2 Patch 09, then, to Rational Synergy 7.1 (184.108.40.206 preferably), and finally to 7.2
Note: If you don't need ccm_copy_tools for old archive support or objectmake, then you could skip the 6.5-SP2-09 step, and just upgrade the databases directly to 7.1 (2 steps instead of 3). However, it will be better if you takes all 3 steps.
Intermediate upgrades: From 6.4 to 7.2
- If you're on 6.4 SP1, you can directly upgrade to Synergy 7.1 (and then upgrade to V7.2)
- Upgrades of Rational Synergy releases prior to 6.4 are not supported by Release 7.1. To upgrade from a pre-6.4 release, you need to upgrade to one of the releases that is supported by Release 7.1 (that is, 6.4, 6.5, or 7.0), and then upgrade to Release 7.1
V7.1 General Information
- 7.1 Upgrade Instructions for Windows
- 7.1 Upgrade Instructions for UNIX
V7.2 General Information
- Upgrading Rational Synergy 7.2 on Windows
- Upgrading Rational Synergy 7.2 on UNIX
- System Requirements for Rational Synergy
Technote 7036957 lists the supported releases of IBM Rational Synergy from which you can select system requirements in different levels and organization of detail
- Detailed system requirements for a specific product
These reports, available from the Software Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool, provide detailed information about hardware and software requirements for a specific operating system. It also includes an option to run the report by component for all supported operating systems.
Release Notes for Fix Packs
· Rational Synergy 220.127.116.11 Technote 4025489
· Rational Synergy 18.104.22.168 Technote 4027960
· Rational Synergy 22.214.171.124 Technote 7021878
· Rational Synergy 126.96.36.199 Technote 4030236
· Rational Synergy 188.8.131.52 Technote 4031509
· Rational Synergy 184.108.40.206 Technote 4032607
· Rational Synergy 220.127.116.11 Technote 4033509
· Rational Synergy 18.104.22.168 Technote 4029973
· Rational Synergy 22.214.171.124 Technote 4031829
· Rational Synergy 126.96.36.199 Technote 4032986
· Rational Synergy 188.8.131.52 Technote 4034180
· Rational Synergy 7.2.1 Technote 4035314