Major updates of VP ENTERPRISE

This document describes the procedure for major updates of VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE.

The procedure is different, depending on the installed version: 5.X or 6

This procedure only applies to major updates. This document does not cover minor updates or or builds

PREREQUISITES

 

The following prerequisites are essential:

  • a VISUAL PLANNING 7 license number
  • an infrastructure compatible with VISUAL PLANNING 7 

MIGRATING FROM 6 to 7

You can migrate from a version 6 to VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE 7:

  • using the complete vp7 enterprise package,
  • using an existing J2EE server.

Migrating with the complete package

Whenever possible, it is strongly recommended to perform migration tests in a test environment, before proceeding with the migration of the live environment.

The test environment must never use the same database server as the live environment.

Proceed in the following order:

  • Get a VISUAL PLANNING 7 license number
  • Back up all the schedules currently in use in VPS format
  • Stop the vpserver service
  • Proceed with a normal installation of VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE version 7:
    • In response to the question Is this installation an update of a preceding version of VP ENTERPRISE installed on this server?
    • Select Yes.
  • Uninstall the preceding version and send the uninstall code to our technical support department: sav@stilog.com

Migrating from an existing J2EE server

  • Back up all the schedules currently in use in VPS format

  • Stop the VISUAL PLANNING service.

  • Copy the files / directories shown below into a temporary directory

\\webapps\\vplanning\\install.properties
\\webapps\\vplanning\\configuration
\\webapps\\vplanning\\documents \\webapps\\vplanning\\publipost \\webapps\\vplanning\\modules \\webapps\\vplanning\\services

  • Unmount the WAR or EAR of the preceding version of VP.

  • Mount the new WAR or EAR of version 7.

  • Put the content of the temporary directory in 2- in \\webapps\\vplanning.

  • Start the version 7 application.

  • Launch the page /activationen.jsp as usual. All the configuration data of the old version is retrieved.

MIGRATING FROM 4.X to 7

Note that there are a number of functional differences between the 4.X versions and version 7.

For example, all the permissions of the schedules must be reconfigured.

Proceed in the following order:

  • Check that the build of the version 4.X is at least in “11mmdd” (e.g., build 151125)
  • Back up all the schedules currently in use in VPS format It is not necessary to backup the GDU
  • Install version 7
  • Import all the VPS files of the 4.X schedules.
  • Create or import the users.
  • Configure the permissions.
  • Uninstall the preceding version and send the uninstall code to our technical support department: sav@stilog.com
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