Upgrading Infrastructure management appliances
The following steps describe the process of upgrading Infrastructure management appliances when a new release of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Infrastructure Automation is available.
The following upgrade paths are supported:
- IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 3.5.x, or 3.6.x - Infrastructure Automation to IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.7.1 - Infrastructure Automation
Before you begin
If you are upgrading from Infrastructure Automation 3.6.x or newer, see the following guide.
If you are upgrading from Infrastructure Automation 3.5.x or older, see the instructions for each appliance type in the following guides.
Read through all of the steps in this procedure before you begin the appliance upgrade process.
Infrastructure management has three types of appliances:
VMDB appliance - An Infrastructure management appliance with running workers, which also hosts its own database that other appliances can connect to.
Non-VMDB appliance - An Infrastructure management appliance with running workers that does not host a database. The appliance is connected to an external database.
Dedicated database appliance - An Infrastructure management appliance or non-Infrastructure management virtual machine with no running workers on it. The appliance contains only a database for other appliances to connect to.