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Pega 7.4 Maintenance Pack Available!

We are excited to announce the availability of the Pega 7.4 Maintenance Pack! The Maintenance Pack is available for download, attached to this post.

This Maintenance Pack bundles a number of bug and security fixes on the Pega 7.4 release into a single package. Deploying this on your Pega 7.4 platform system will apply these fixes, ensuring that you have the highest quality experience.

The Pega 7.4 Maintenance Pack is deployed using the platform hotfix process.

If you are running Pega 8.1 or later, the latest bug and security fixes are always made available through our platform patch releases. To get the latest patch release, download the Pega Platform product on the Digital Delivery portal. For more information please see the patch release announcement.

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December 3, 2018 - 1:33pm

Hi Matt,

We are working to upgrade our application from PEGA 7.1.9 to 7.4. So do we need to install "Pega 7.4 Maintenance Pack" as part of this upgrade process. What are issue being fixed and address as part of Maintenance pack

 

Pega
December 3, 2018 - 6:12pm
Response to RaviR257

Hey Ravi!

Once your server is upgraded to Pega 7.4 and is running, we strongly suggest that you apply the 7.4 Maintenance Pack using the hotfix manager instructions linked to in the above post.

The resolved issues are detailed within the README of the Maintenance Pack distribution.

Hope this helps!

Matt

December 6, 2018 - 9:31pm
Response to Matt Healy

Thanks Matt,

My production release date for 7.4 migration is planned in Feb 2019. How can i get the notification if there are any new maintenance pack release between now and Feb 2019.

 

Thanks

Ravi

 

Pega
December 7, 2018 - 9:21am
Response to RaviR257

Hey Ravi,

Currently, we are not planning to release any subsequent Maintenance Packs for 7.4. If that plan changes, we will post it as a Pega Support Community Alert

For Pega 8, we are making bug fix patch releases available on a frequent basis.  These will also be posted as Pega Support Community Alerts

Hope that helps!

Matt

December 5, 2018 - 7:37am

Hello,

After checking the readme, I see that we have already applied some of the hotfix while other may never apply to our needs.

Could you confirm the maintenance pack has been properly tested to verify that all hotfixes together lead to a stable platform ?

In term of support, if we are on 7.4 may the support ask us to install the maintenance pack before doing more investigation on our cases?

Pega
December 5, 2018 - 7:55am
Response to LoicM950

Hello!

The 7.4 Maintenance Pack has undergone our full pre-release quality assurance process to validate that all changes only serve to fix existing issues, not introduce new ones.  While we strongly urge you to apply this to your running 7.4 Pegasystem, there are no changes to any support policies with the release of this Maintenance Pack.

Hope this helps!

Matt

December 10, 2018 - 5:53am

Hi Matt,

We are on 7.4 now. Can we install this DL directly? or need to install the HFixes one by one.

Installing DL wont work here I think. Getting Invalid/ unknown type error.

If these needs to be installed manually one by one, I see there are more than 200 HFixes and some are having dependent HFix. Can you please suggest?

 

Pega
December 10, 2018 - 8:56am
Response to ACHIEVING

Hello!

You should be able to install all HFIXes simultaneously using the DL and the platform hotfix process.  Can you please reach out to me via direct message with more specifics around the error you are facing?

Thanks,

Matt