Upgrading Web Services on Windows

To upgrade the IBM® Connect:Direct® Web Service on a Windows platform follow the steps given below.

Note: Before you perform any upgrade procedure, create backup copies of Connect:Direct Web Services database and system files. For details see, Upgrading Guidelines.

  1. If you downloaded the software from IBM Passport Advantage, unzip the Installer zip file and double click on MFTWebServices.exe file.
    Note: For information on the how to download software using Passport Advantage see, Passport Advantage.
    InstallAnywhere window appears containing a progress bar and Cancel button. Wait for the progress bar to complete to 100%.
  2. In the Upgrade Confirmation window, click Upgrade to continue with the upgrade.
  3. The Upgrade Guidelines window appears. This window serves as a welcome screen with a Guided Setup on the left. The Guided Step up is an upgrade status panel. As you complete each task, the status panel is updated. Click Next.
  4. Read the upgrade guideline screen displayed and press ENTER to continue.
  5. Click Next to continue.
  6. The Ports window appears. Enter the following:
    Attention: CDWS onwards steps related to Postgres are not applicable
    • PostgreSQL database port. For example:
    PostgreSQL database Port

    Default: 5432

    Note: Follow this step only if you are upgrading from version prior to v6.0.0.5.
  7. Click Next to continue.
  8. In the Pre-Installation Summary window, review the information, and then click Next.
  9. The Upgrade Guideline screen displays. Click Next to continue.
  10. The Upgrade Notice displays. Click Next to continue.
  11. Configuration data backup begins.
  12. User is one step away from Upgrade and the Pre-upgrade summary displays.
    Click Upgrade to continue.
    Old version of the IBM Connect:Direct Web Services is removed before the new version is installed.
  • Previous version CDWS logs can be found at INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY/OldVersions/logs.
  • Redis data is automatically backed up in case installation procedure detects failure when migrating data from redis to postgres (while upgrading from CDWS version prior In this case Redis data can be found at INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY/redisDataBackup.