Upgrading PAS and Other Pivotal Platform Products

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This topic describes how to upgrade to a point release of Pivotal Application Service (PAS) and other product tiles without upgrading Pivotal Operations Manager. For example, use this topic to upgrade from PAS v2.8.0 to v2.8.1. You might need to perform this upgrade if a security update for PAS is released, or if new features are introduced in a point release of a product tile.

For PAS component and version information, see Pivotal Application Service v2.8 Release Notes.

Note: If you cannot download products from Pivotal Network due to restricted network connectivity, see Installing Pivotal Platform in Air-Gapped Environments.

Prerequisites

Before you upgrade to point releases:

Check BOSH Director Disk Space

Confirm that the BOSH Director VM has adequate disk space for your upgrades. You need at least 20 GB of free disk space to upgrade Ops Manager and PAS. If you plan to upgrade other products, the amount of disk space required depends on how many tiles you plan to deploy to your upgraded Pivotal Platform deployment.

To check current persistent disk usage:

  1. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  2. Click the BOSH Director tile.

  3. Select the Status tab.

  4. Check the value of the PERSISTENT DISK TYPE column. If persistent disk usage is higher than 50%:

    1. Select the Settings tab.
    2. Select Resource Config.
    3. Increase your persistent disk space to handle the size of the resources. If you do not know how much disk space to allocate, set the value to at least 100 GB.

Upgrading PAS

Note: If you are using the Pivotal Network API, the latest product versions automatically appear in the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard. For more information, see Using Pivotal Network API to Upgrade Products in Adding and Deleting Products.

To upgrade PAS without upgrading Ops Manager:

  1. Download the product file from Pivotal Network.

  2. Import the product file to your Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  3. Click the + icon next to the uploaded product description to add this product to your staging area.

  4. Click the newly added tile to review any configurable options.

  5. Click Review Pending Changes.

  6. Click Apply Changes to install the service.

Upgrading Pivotal Platform Products

Note: If you are using the Pivotal Network API, the latest product versions automatically appear in the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard. For more information, see Using Pivotal Network API to Upgrade Products in Adding and Deleting Products.

This section describes how to upgrade individual products like Single Sign-On for Pivotal Platform, MySQL for Pivotal Platform, RabbitMQ for Pivotal Platform, and Pivotal App Metrics in your Pivotal Platform deployment. Ensure you review the individual product upgrade procedure for each tile.

To upgrade your products:

  1. Browse to Pivotal Network and sign in.

  2. Download the latest release for the product or products that you want to upgrade. Every product is tied to exactly one stemcell. Download the stemcell that matches your product and version.

  3. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  4. Click Import a Product.

  5. Select the .pivotal file that you downloaded from Pivotal Network or received from your software distributor, then click Open. If the product is successfully added, it appears in your product list. If the product that you selected is not the latest version, the most up-to-date version appears in your product list.

  6. Click the + icon next to the product description to add the product tile to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  7. Repeat the import, upload, and upgrade steps for each product you downloaded.

  8. If you are upgrading a product that uses a self-signed certificate from v1.1 to v1.2, you must configure the product to trust the self-signed certificate. To configure a product to trust the self-signed certificate:

    1. Click the product tile.
    2. In the left-hand column, select the setting page containing the SSL certificate configuration. For example, for PAS, select the HAProxy pane.
    3. Check the Trust Self-Signed Certificates box.
    4. Click Save.
  9. Click Review Pending Changes.

  10. Click Apply Changes.

Upgrading Replicated Tiles

To upgrade a replicated tile, you must:

  • Generate a replica of the newer version of the tile using the Replicator
  • Give the new replica the same name as the existing replica.

Example Workflow

This example workflow assumes the following:

  • You used the Replicator to generate a replica of the Pivotal Isolation Segment v1 tile.
  • You used the name seg-one.
  • You installed the tile in Ops Manager.
  • You used the following sample Replicator command for the initial installation:

    ./replicator-darwin\
    --name seg-one\
    --path /download/p-isolation-segment-v1.pivotal\
    --output /output/p-isolation-segment-v1-seg-one.pivotal
    

To upgrade your replicated tile to Pivotal Isolation Segment v2:

  1. Download and unzip the new Replicator from the Pivotal Isolation Segment page on Pivotal Network. You must download the version of Replicator that corresponds with the version of the Pivotal Isolation Segment tile you want to replicate.

  2. Create the replica by running:

      ./replicator-darwin\
      --name NAME-OF-EXISTING-REPLICA \
      --path PATH-TO-NEW-TILE \
      --output /output/p-isolation-segment-v2-seg-one.pivotal
    

    Where:

    • NAME-OF-EXISTING-REPLICA must be the same as the name used for the existing replica. In this example, this name is seg-one.
    • PATH-TO-NEW-TILE is the path to the new Pivotal Isolation Segment tile.
  3. After you create the replica tile p-isolation-segment-v2-seg-one.pivotal, upload it to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard. This upgrades the Pivotal Isolation Segment v1 replica tile in place.