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WebSphere Commerce 184.108.40.206 – Why YOU should upgrade!
In this blog I will be discussing on the feature enhancements and general improvement that the new version WebSphere Commerce Version 220.127.116.11 offers. In addition, I will explain the specific changes that need to be applied prior to upgrading to 18.104.22.168 and the procedure on migrating to 22.214.171.124.
WebSphere Commerce and Github:
WebSphere Commerce DevOps Utilities now provides Docker based tools to support deploy and manage Commerce Version 9+ on Kubernetes in GitHub. As a result, with this open source community, WebSphere Commerce deployment can be downloaded and tested to those who are interested. You can find the community at https://github.com/IBM/wc-devops-utilities, where you can also provide comments and suggestions.
What are the improvements?
Build indexing serves a major purpose in keeping the search index running normally and as expected. Through the changes and improvements, our full preprocessing and indexing performance has been improved.
There are many more improvements with the help of the latest fixpack release, for more detailed information regarding all the improvements about indexing please refer to: WebSphere Commerce Search performance tuning
REST API Enhancements:
WebSphere Commerce now provides new privacy-oriented REST APIs for retrieving/removing personal data for GDPR compliance.
For more details regarding the new features and enhancements in WebSphere Commerce 126.96.36.199 please check the following documentation: What's new in WebSphere Commerce Update Packages
How do I upgrade to 188.8.131.52?
To update to Commerce Version 184.108.40.206 the following changes as mentioned below should be applied to ensure that the environment is setup correctly to allow for a safer transition.
Are you currently in a lower version of Commerce (220.127.116.11 or below)? If so, please ensure you thoroughly read what’s below to have a properly functioning environment
Solr 7.3.1 Integration
In version 18.104.22.168+, the Solr version has upgraded to 7.3.1 which includes many different changes such as query formatting. In addition, with this new Solr integration it affects customization as well as how Solr is used. In order to ensure that your environment is setup correctly, please refer to the following detailed documentation Apache Solr 7.3.1 integration
List of Available Update Packages for 22.214.171.124
The following link includes all the part numbers to update to 126.96.36.199: List of available Update Packages.