12 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2019 2:38 AM by Andy Rogers

    ITSM 18.08 fresh install

    Andy Rogers
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      Hi All,

       

      I am currently building a new environment to add to an existing 18.08 server. Unfortunately the ITSM installer is still at 18.05 and i have applied the 18.08 patch the other servers. This now means the 18.05 install won't run as it states, quite rightly, it is at a lower version.

      All i'm after are the binaries as this is a new server in a server group.

      Do you know if i can simply copy the folder structure from another server, or a way i can convince the 18.05 installer to run against an 18.08 server?

       

      Many thanks!

        • 1. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
          Andreas Mitterdorfer

          Technically this should be possible, however your server config will still miss the configuration (itsm plugins, slm processes).

          You will need to adapt the config files on the new node (armonitor.conf, pluginsvr_config.xml).

           

          I suggest to open a case with BMC if you haven't done that already.

          IMHO the 18.05 installer should be able to handle this situation.

           

          Out of curiosity: Do you have pending binary payload for ITSM/etc for the new server in deployment console?

          • 2. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
            Mark Walters

            This is a known issue resulting from using the D2P packages for ITSM - see docs here

             

            Adding a server to a server group - Documentation for Remedy Action Request System 18.08 - BMC Documentation

            • 3. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
              Andy Rogers

              I did get an answer from BMC:

               

              open 'SHARE:Application_Properties' form on primary AR Server

              2. search with below 'Application IDs' one by one,

               

              IM00C04FA081BAUcxmQg%            for (Incident Management)

              ID00C04F651D063b42125a0454854d   for (Change Management)

              PM00C04FA081BAp8xmQghBbmEQnAAA   for (Problem Management)

              KM00C04FA081BAkzXdRAKRHW5AtFIB   for (Knowledge Management)

              ID00C04F651D063b42125a04548561   for (Asset Management)

               

              3. modify the 'Property Value' from 9.1.06 to "9.1.05" for 'Version' record of each application above

              4. clear the "temp" directory on secondary Server and rerun ITSM 1805 installer

              5. After all the secondary servers are done with successful ITSM installation these entries can be manually reverted to '9.1.06'.

               

              As for manually copying the binaries, this is not tested / certified method.

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              • 4. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                Carl Wilson

                Discussion successfully moved from Remedy AR System to Remedy ITSM

                • 5. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                  Andreas Mitterdorfer

                  Thank you for sharing the information! :-)

                  Did you also get the information on how the 18.08 ITSM binaries get deployed on the new box? Do you have to redeploy the package(s)?

                   

                  Mark Walters : I haven't seen anything regrading this issue on the doc page you linked?

                  • 6. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                    Andy Rogers

                    Hi,

                     

                    After downgrading the version I was then able to run the 18.05 installer from EPD.

                     

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                      Mark Walters

                      Andreas - the docs detail either cloning an existing system and changing the server name references or doing a full install against a new db and then re-configuring to point at the existing db.  In both of these cases the 1808 binaries are already present.

                      • 8. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                        Andreas Mitterdorfer

                        Andy Rogers: Yes, but on existing system you have the 18.08 itsm binaries deployed and on new system you have the 18.05 ones after installation. So I assume somehow you need to run ITSM binary deployment on the new system again?

                         

                        • 9. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                          Andy Rogers

                          @Andreas Mitterdorfer Just confirmed with BMC and you need to redeploy the 18.08 patch before upgrading the version numbers (if needed after the patch).

                          • 11. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                            Eric Wuensche

                            Hi Andy Rogers,

                             

                            seems I have run into the same problem when I wanted to add an additional server to an 18.08 server group.

                            I have also installed to 18.08.001 Patch for Platform and ITSM components at the existing servers.

                            I installed the platform components without problems, as they are available as 18.08 installers.

                            Now the ITSM installer doesn't start due to the above mentioned problem of detecting the higher version.

                            Even the manual change of version numbers doesn't seem to get it work - I haven't forced it further by changing all the entries back to 9.1.05, but created a support ticket. Unfortunately there is no answer for a long time beside "R&D is working on it".

                            For me it is still not clear how to manage the "re-deloyment" of the 18.08 and 18.08.001 D2P Packages?

                            As their status is already "deployed", will there be an option for re-deployment on the single server?

                            The other problem I fear is the already deployed 18.08.001 Patch... will this cause further trouble?

                             

                            Even though the documentation linked by Mark Walters only offers the options 1) Copy binaries + adaption and 2) Fresh Install on new DB - support staff seems to be convinced that manually downgrading the versions is the "official" way to go :-/

                            If there is no experience from anybody in the community, I would head over to copying binaries.

                             

                            Best regards,

                            Eric

                            • 12. Re: ITSM 18.08 fresh install
                              Andy Rogers

                              Hi Eric,

                               

                              I deleted and re-applied the patch as needed which seem to work as it skipped the servers that had already been updated.

                              BMC had this to say about doing a fresh install in future:

                               

                              Yes, would need to deploy 1808 D2P package over 1805 system... also, yes need to downgrade the version until everything is installed successfully.
                              Going forward for a server group installation..would be good to remove servers from the group and install 1808 individually on each server..then add them back to server group. This would prevent the manual steps of downgrading the version and similar.

                               

                              I assume this means setting up a mid tier to point directly at the new server, run the install, patching etc, then add it to the server group.

                              Thanks

                               

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