Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Upgrade Overview
  3. Before You Upgrade the Domain on Windows
  4. Before You Upgrade the Domain on UNIX
  5. Prepare for the Upgrade
  6. Upgrade the Domain
  7. Upgrade the Domain with Changes to Node Configuration
  8. Before You Upgrade the Application Services
  9. Application Service Upgrade
  10. Informatica Client Upgrade
  11. After You Upgrade
  12. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database
  13. Upgrade Checklist

Upgrading from Version 10.0

Upgrading from Version 10.0

Before You Upgrade the Domain

Before You Upgrade the Domain

Before you upgrade the domain, perform the following pre-upgrade tasks:
  • Read the Informatica Release Notes.
  • Perform the following tasks to set up the machine to meet the requirements on Windows:
    • Verify that the machine has the required operating system patches and libraries.
    • Verify that the machine meets the minimum system requirements to upgrade the domain.
    • Verify that the machine meets the hardware requirements to upgrade the application services.
    • Review the environment variables.
    • Review the maximum heap size setting.
    • Extract the installer files.
    • Run the pre-installation (i10Pi) system check tool.
  • Perform the following tasks to set up the machine to meet the requirements on UNIX:
    • Verify that the machine has the required operating system patches and libraries.
    • Install the Java Developer Kit when you upgrade Informatica on AIX, HP-UX, or zLinux.
    • Verify that the machine meets the minimum system requirements to upgrade the domain.
    • Verify that the machine meets the hardware requirements to upgrade the application services.
    • Review the environment variables.
    • Verify that the operating system meets the file descriptor requirement.
    • Review the maximum heap size setting.
    • Extract the installer files.
    • Run the pre-installation (i10Pi) system check tool.
  • Back up the PowerCenter repository.
  • Perform the following tasks to prepare the Model repository:
    • Back up the Model repository.
    • Verify the user account requirements for the Model repository database.
    • Verify the maximum heap size setting.
  • Perform the following tasks to prepare the Data Integration Service:
    • Record the execution options for each Data Integration Service process.
    • Verify that all workflows are complete.
  • Perform the following tasks to prepare the profiling warehouse:
    • Use the native database back up option to back up the profiling warehouse.
    • Verify the user account permissions for the database.
  • Use the native database back-up option to back up the reference data warehouse.
  • Back up any reference data directory at a non-default location in the PowerCenter directory structure.
  • Optionally, prepare the exception management audit database.
  • Perform the following tasks to prepare Metadata Manager:
    • Back up the Metadata Manager warehouse.
    • Disable the Metadata Manager Service.
    • Back up the Metadata Manager properties file.
  • Record the ODBC data source names of the ODBC connections in the domain.
  • Perform the following tasks to prepare the domain:
    • Record the SMTP configuration properties on the domain.
    • Verify user account requirements for the domain configuration repository database.
    • Shut down the domain. To shut down the domain, stop the Informatica service process on each node in the domain.
    • Back up the domain.
  • Prepare to change the node configuration.
    Perform the additional pre-upgrade tasks if you choose to change the node configuration for the following reasons:
    • If the domain configuration repository database type or version is no longer supported, migrate the repository to a different database.
    • If the Informatica installation is on a machine with an operating system that is no longer supported, migrate the installation to a different machine.


Updated May 14, 2019


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