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IBM Rational Build Forge

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Rational Build Forge 7.1.3

Product Release / Trial | August 30, 2011
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Build Forge 8.0.0.7 . This is made available for archival purposes and may contain bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. If you do download this version, it is being provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We strongly advise you review the support pages for this version and update the product or take actions recommended therein. Security bulletins contain instructions for the security vulnerability addressed therein, and may require upgrading to a newer version. Link to security vulnerability blog: IBM PSIRT blog.

Upgrading to Rational Build Forge 7.1.3

Upgrading from Rational Build Forge 7.1

To upgrade:

  1. If you have been using your own version of Tomcat rather than the version provided with Rational Build Forge, remove the Rational Build Forge and Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere files in the Tomcat work directory.
    To remove these files:
    1. Stop Rational Build Forge.
    2. Delete the Rational Build Forge and Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere files in the Tomcat work directory.

    If you have been using the Tomcat provided with Rational Build Forge, the upgrade process deletes these files from their default locations.
  2. Perform an update install.
  3. Re-index your database (in particular, the bf_logs table) for better performance by running bfschema -R.
    For IBM DB2® database, re-indexing takes about 40 seconds per GB. For Microsoft SQL Server, the operation takes about one second per GB. For Oracle and MySQL, re-indexing can take significantly more time and might require a maintenance window.

    Given the variability in the operation's duration, the upgrade process does not perform the bfschema -R operation even when you select the option Do you want the installer to make the required database modifications?.

Upgrading from Rational Build Forge 7.0.2.x

To upgrade a version 7.0.2.x system to 7.1.3:

  1. If you have been using your own version of Tomcat rather than the version provided with Rational Build Forge, remove the Rational Build Forge and Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere files in the Tomcat work directory.
    To remove these files:
    1. Stop Rational Build Forge.
    2. Delete the Rational Build Forge and Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere files in the Tomcat work directory.

    If you have been using the Tomcat provided with Rational Build Forge, the upgrade process deletes these files from their default locations.
  2. Upgrade from version 7.0.2.x to version 7.1.1.3.

    Download the version 7.1.1.3 packages from the IBM support site, and then follow the instructions in the IBM Rational Build Forge version 7.1.1.3 Installation Guide. Because of database schema changes, upgrading from version 7.0.2.x to version 7.1.1.3 requires that you migrate configuration data (projects) and, optionally, historical data (logs from jobs).

  3. Update version 7.1.1.3 to version 7.1.3.
  4. Re-index your database (in particular, the bf_logs table) for better performance by running bfschema -R.
    For DB2 database, re-indexing takes about 40 seconds per GB. For Microsoft SQL Server, the operation takes about one second per GB. For Oracle and MySQL, re-indexing can take significantly more time and might require a maintenance window.

    Given the variability in the operation's duration, the upgrade process does not perform the bfschema -R operation even when you select the option Do you want the installer to make the required database modifications?.

Upgrading agents

Upgrade agents by installing new agents over the old ones.

Upgrading IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere

Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere is not provided with this release of Rational Build Forge. You need to migrate any data you have to Rational Automation Framework version 3.0. When you upgrade Rational Build Forge, any data from Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere is zipped and placed in /Manager/rafw.

For additional information, see the Rational Automation Framework Information Center.