Upgrading Netcool Operations Insight on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform offline with a portable device

Learn about upgrading an existing Netcool® Operations Insight® deployment from version 1.6.10 or version 1.6.9 to 1.6.11, on an offline Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform cluster, by using a portable device. Before you upgrade, you must back up your deployment.

Before you begin

  • Note: Upgrading from OwnNamespace mode to SingleNamespace mode is not supported. The SingleNamespace mode is supported only for cloud and hybrid deployments that are installed with the oc-ibm_pak plug-in and portable compute or portable storage devices..
  • Ensure that you complete all the steps in Preparing your cluster. Most of these steps were completed as part of your previous Netcool Operations Insight deployment.
  • Ensure that you have an adequately sized cluster. For more information, see Sizing for a Netcool Operations Insight on Red Hat OpenShift deployment.
  • Configure persistent storage for your deployment. Only version 1.6.10 or version 1.6.9 deployments with persistence enabled are supported for upgrade to version 1.6.11.
  • Before you upgrade to version 1.6.11, if present, remove the noi-root-ca secret by running the following command:
    oc delete secret noi-root-ca
  • Before you upgrade to version 1.6.11, if present, reverse any image overrides from the test fix of the previous release.
    1. Edit the custom resource (CR).
      oc edit noi <release-name>
      Where <release-name> is the release name, for example, evtmanager.
    2. Manually remove the tag, name, and digest entries of image overrides from the helmValuesNOI section of the YAML file.
  • Before you upgrade, save a backup copy of the cloud native analytics gateway configmap: ea-noi-layer-eanoigateway. For more information, see Preserving cloud native analytics gateway configmap customizations on upgrade.

All the necessary images for version 1.6.11 are either in the freely accessible operator repository (icr.io/cpopen), or in the IBM Entitled Registry (cp.icr.io). You need an entitlement key for the IBM Entitled Registry.

To upgrade from version 1.6.10 or 1.6.9 to version 1.6.11, complete the following steps.

Procedure

Prepare a host

  1. Complete the steps in 1. Set up your mirroring environment.

Download the CASE bundle

  1. Complete the steps in 2. Set environment variables and download CASE files.

Mirroring images

  1. Complete the steps in 3. Mirror images.

Upgrade the Netcool Operations Insight catalog and operator

  1. Complete the steps in 4. Install IBM Netcool Operations Insight on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Upgrade the NOI instance

  1. From the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform OLM UI, go to Operators > Installed Operators and select your Project. Then select IBM Cloud Pak for AIOps Event Manager.
  2. Note: Complete this step if you are upgrading from version 1.6.9.
    Go to the All instances tab and select your instance. Edit the YAML. Update the spec.version value (from 1.6.9) to spec.version: 1.6.11.
  3. Edit the Netcool Operations Insight properties to provide access to the target registry.
    1. Update spec.advanced.imagePullRepository so that it points to the target registry that you created.
    2. Set spec.entitlementSecret to the target registry secret.
  4. Note: Complete this step if you are upgrading from version 1.6.10.
    Go to the All instances tab and select your instance. Edit the YAML. Update the spec.version value (from 1.6.10) to spec.version: 1.6.11.
  5. Select Save.

What to do next

If the {{ .Release.Name }}-spark-shared-state PVC is included after the upgrade, you can delete it. This PVC is not used in Netcool Operations Insight 1.6.11 and onward.
  1. Check whether a shared spark PVC exists:
    oc get pvc | grep 'spark'
  2. Delete the {{ .Release.Name }}-spark-shared-state PVC resource if it is included:
    oc delete pvc {{ .Release.Name }}-spark-shared-state
    Where {{ .Release.Name }} is the release name of the PVC resource.

After you upgrade your cloud deployment, update the cloud native analytics gateway configmap. For more information, see Preserving cloud native analytics gateway configmap customizations on upgrade.

To enable or disable an observer, use the oc patch command, as in following example:
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/netDisco", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/aaionap", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/alm", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/ansibleawx", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/appdynamics", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/aws", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/azure", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/bigcloudfabric", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/bigfixinventory", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/cienablueplanet", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/ciscoaci", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/contrail", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/dns", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/docker", "value": 'true' }]'	
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/dynatrace", "value": 'true' }]'		
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/file", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/gitlab", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/googlecloud", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/hpnfvd", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/ibmcloud", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/itnm", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/jenkins", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/junipercso", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/kubernetes", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/newrelic", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/openstack", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/rancher", "value": 'true' }]'	
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/rest", "value": 'true' }]'						
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/sdconap", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/servicenow", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/sevone", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/taddm", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/viptela", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/vmvcenter", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/vmwarensx", "value": 'true' }]'
oc patch noi $noi_instance_name -n $NAMESPACE --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/topology/observers/zabbix", "value": 'true' }]'