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Upgrading Pega 6.3 SP1 to Pega 8.3

Hi,

We are planning to perform an upgrade of our existing Pega Platform 6.3 SP1 to 8.3. Our system is using IBM Websphere and IBM DB2. We noted that there is an upgrade guide for Pega 8.3 published in the knowledgebase.

https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/documents/pega-platform-83-upgrade-guide-websphere-and-ibm-db2-linux-unix-and-windows

Will the steps in the guide also be valid for this upgrade? Are there any additional considerations that can be advised?

Thanks!

Correct Answer
September 16, 2019 - 6:24am

Yes this is the official upgrade guide you should follow.

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September 16, 2019 - 6:24am

Yes this is the official upgrade guide you should follow.

Pega
September 16, 2019 - 9:48am

Hi,

We would suggest you to take care of  -Dnodetype and -DapplicableNodeType. Plus do check search related stuff properly.

There has been some changes done to node classification from Pega 8.2.  Basically if you choose to define DapplicableNodeTypes , and don’t define -DapplicableNodeTypes as WebUser,Stream,Search,BackgroundProcessing (these four are must now) nodes won’t come up.

You can read about this below:

https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/articles/node-classification-0

https://community.pega.com/node/726516

September 18, 2019 - 1:25am

Thanks for the answers!