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IBM Cloud Pak System Upgrades for Version 2.3.3.0

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This document provides upgrade information about IBM Cloud Pak System Version 2.3.3.0

OVERVIEW:
This upgrade must be run with IBMENG.
PREREQUISITES:
  1. This upgrade can be applied on V2.3.2.0
  2. VCDB schema validation: VCDB sanity check must be done before we plan the upgrade. See the following document and contact IBM Cloud Pak System support to run this sanity check:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6330489

    Download the vcdbCheckFiles.tar file from the following IBM Fix Central link for IBM Cloud Pak System Support to run the sanity check:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=PureSystems&product=ibm/WebSphere/IBM+Cloud+Pak+System&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=LA-VCPRECHECK-CPS-2330-LA0001-Sep20-cps&includeSupersedes=0

FIRMWARE UPDATES:

Gen 2 Intel - W2500

Gen 3 Intel - W3500

Gen 3 Intel - W3550

Gen 2 Power - W2700

Gen 3 Power - W3700

Automated steps: up to 17 hours

  • PSMs (17 to 20 hours)

Automated steps: up to 17 hours

  • PSMs (17 to 20 hours)

Automated steps: up to 17 hours

  • PSMs (17 to 20 hours)

NA

NA

Node updates:

2 hours per update

Node updates:

2 hours per update

Node updates:

2 hours per update

NA

NA

Content update: 6 hours *

Content update: 6 hours *

Content update: 6 hours *

NA

NA

FQDN configuration: 5 hours FQDN configuration: 5 hours FQDN configuration: 5 hours NA NA
Notes:
1) Content update involves loading new files only. As a customer, you are responsible for enabling new content for use from the System Catalog menu.
PRE-UPGRADE QUICK CHECKLIST:
  • Put the rack into maintenance mode.
  • Disable Callhome if it is set up.
    • Select the option not to create a service ticket and not to collect logs.
  • Collect and check system health under System > Troubleshooting.
    • Collect System Logs..., select System Health Check.
    • Run System Health Report.
    • Verify that there are no critical hardware errors or problems.
  • Upload the upgrade package and run Check.
  • Review the known issues before starting the upgrade.
  • If your (customer) system has a backup scheduled, plan maintenance around the backup schedule, or get a customer approval to disable backup to allow maintenance to complete, and re-enable the backup upon completion.
POST-UPGRADE QUICK CHECKLIST:
  • Check and verify critical problems and events; clear if verified.
  • Remove Maintenance mode.
  • Collect System Health log.
  • Import new content data.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Related information for IBM Cloud Pak System releases
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10887959
UPGRADE PACKAGES ON IBM FIX CENTRAL:
Content Files for Gen 3 Intel - W3500 & W3550

Content Files for Gen 2 Intel - W2500

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerators with 2.3.3.0 (applicable for Intel Systems)

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for Red Hat Openshift V4.4.0

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for IBM Cloud Pak for Applications V4.2.0

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for IBM Cloud Pak for Security V1.3.0

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for IBM Edge Application Manager V4.1.0

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V20.0.2

IBM Cloud Pak System accelerator bundle for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management V1.3.1

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Document Information

Modified date:
05 October 2020

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