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Upgrade for IdB4

Daniel Walters 4 weeks ago • updated by Matthew Davis 4 weeks ago 5

I have a couple of questions around an upgrade from idb4 to UnifyNow

  • How long should it take?
  • It's not in-place is it?
  • What would be the step-by-step for migrating config? ie. I can't look at the config if I've already uninstalled 4
  • What's the process for migrating between environments? Do I just copy the extensibility folder and then update connection strings/credentials in the browser?
  • Why is SQL server 2014 recommended?
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How long should it take?

Which part are you referring to? If it's the installation, a few minutes. If you mean end-to-end, including the new MA's, you'd be better placed to dig into PS references as it has been done numerous times there.

It's not in-place is it?

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2938-upgrading-the-unifybroker-service

What would be the step-by-step for migrating config? ie. I can't look at the config if I've already uninstalled 4

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2938-upgrading-the-unifybroker-service

What's the process for migrating between environments? Do I just copy the extensibility folder and then update connection strings/credentials in the browser?

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2933-migrating-unifybroker-between-environments

Why is SQL server 2014 recommended?

It's not, it says "or newer" (https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2920-unifybroker-installation-prerequisites)

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How long should it take?

Which part are you referring to? If it's the installation, a few minutes. If you mean end-to-end, including the new MA's, you'd be better placed to dig into PS references as it has been done numerous times there.

It's not in-place is it?

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2938-upgrading-the-unifybroker-service

What would be the step-by-step for migrating config? ie. I can't look at the config if I've already uninstalled 4

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2938-upgrading-the-unifybroker-service

What's the process for migrating between environments? Do I just copy the extensibility folder and then update connection strings/credentials in the browser?

https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2933-migrating-unifybroker-between-environments

Why is SQL server 2014 recommended?

It's not, it says "or newer" (https://voice.unifysolutions.net/knowledge-bases/7/articles/2920-unifybroker-installation-prerequisites)

So the MAs that use IdB will have to be entirely reconfigured for use with UnifyBroker? Going from v4.1.1 to v5.3.1?

Yes, as the MA was upgraded to ECMA2 in v5.0 and Microsoft didn't provide an upgrade path. There are PS plans on how to do this efficiently.

How does it work with the existing installed agents (SQL and Chris21)? I guess I uninstall them, do the in-place upgrade for UNIFYBroker, then install the new ones?

Yes, you will need the new versions of connectors that correspond with the new service version. SQL is an OOTB connector so will not need a separate installation.