Upgrading Infrastructure Automation

Upgrade an existing online or offline deployment of Infrastructure Automation 3.7.0 or later to 4.1.2.

You cannot use these instructions to upgrade deployments of Infrastructure Automation 3.6.2 or earlier.

The upgrade procedure depends on whether your deployment is an online or offline (air-gapped) deployment.

For more information about upgrading to Infrastructure Automation 4.1.2 from a podified installation of 3.5.x or older, you must follow these instructions to complete the required upgrade to PostgreSQL 13.

Upgrade paths

Infrastructure Automation uses a versioning system of X.Y.Z, where X=version, Y=release, and Z=patch. For example, Infrastructure Automation 4.1.2 is version 4, release 1, patch 2. Infrastructure Automation upgrades can be release upgrades or patch upgrades.

You can upgrade by a maximum of one release at a time. If the release that you want to upgrade from is more than one release behind the release that you are upgrading to, then you must upgrade sequentially. For example, you cannot upgrade directly from Infrastructure Automation 3.5.0 to v4.1.2, you must use the following sequence:

  1. Use the v3.6.2 documentation to upgrade from Infrastructure Automation 3.5.0 to v3.6.2.
  2. Use the v3.7.2 documentation to upgrade from Infrastructure Automation 3.6.2 to v3.7.2.
  3. Use the v4.1.2 documentation to upgrade from Infrastructure Automation 3.7.2 to v4.1.2.

Upgrading Infrastructure management appliances

The following topics describe the process of upgrading Infrastructure management appliances when a new release of Infrastructure Automation is available.

For more information about migrating from Red Hat CloudForms or IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management appliances to Infrastructure Automation, see these instructions to complete a full appliance replacement upgrade.

For more information about upgrading Infrastructure management appliances, see:

For more information about migrating from an appliance installation to a Kubernetes (podified) installation of Infrastructure management, see the following topic.