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Upgrading CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server

Last update October 3, 2018

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Prerequisites

  1. Back up your Jasperserver database:
    1. Create a folder where you can save your jasperserver database
      For example, C:\JS_BACKUP or /opt/JS_BACKUP
    2. Run the following commands for PostgreSQL:
      PostgreSQL:
      cd <path>/JS_BACKUP
      pg_dump --username=postgres jasperserver > js-db-dump.sql
  2. Back up your JasperReports server war file:
    1. Create a folder where you can save your jasperserver-pro folder. 
      For example, C:\JS_BACKUP or /opt/JS_BACKUP
      Copy <tomcat>/webapps/jasperserver-pro to <path>/JS_BACKUP
  3. If you made modifications to the existing JasperReports Server application, you need to manually back up and restore configuration changes, like client-specific security classes or LDAP server configurations in your existing environment and integrate them with your upgraded environment.

Upgrade CA Business Intelligence from 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 (ANT or silent installation), or 6.4.2 to 6.4.3 (GUI)

The following upgrade procedure is applicable when CABI release 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, or 6.4.2 was installed using properties-based file (ANT). 

  1. Download the CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.4.3 build.
  2. Unzip the CABI media and run setup.bat (Windows) or setup.sh (Linux) from the base directory by double-clicking the file or executing from a prompt. 

    The CA Business Intelligence 6.4.3 installer screen appears.

  3. Select English as preferred language and click Next. (Currently, English is the only supported language for the installer).
    The Installation Prerequisites screen appears.

  4. The Installation Type field shows FRESH. Click Next.
    The License Agreement screen appears. 

  5. Scroll to read the license agreement terms and conditions and select the 'I accept the terms of the License Agreement' option. Click Next.
    The Installation Folder screen appears. 

  6. Specify the Installation Directory for CABI, then click Next.
    The Server Installation Type screen appears. 
  7. Select Custom Install and click Next.
    The Application Server screen appears. 

  8. Select I want to use an existing Tomcat  and click Next.

    The Existing Tomcat details screen appears. 

  9. Select the respective release Tomcat home directory (select 6.1 Tomcat directory for 6.1 release) by clicking Choose. Review the default Web App Name and modify this value as preferred. Click Next.

    The CABI already exists screen appears. 

  10. Click Yes to proceed with the upgrade.
    The Existing Database Details screen appears. 

  11. Enter password and click Next.

    The Ready to Install screen appears. 

  12. Click Install to continue.
    CABI is upgraded.

Upgrade CA Business Intelligence from 6.3 (GUI) or 6.4.2 to 6.4.3 (GUI)

The following upgrade procedure is applicable when CABI release 6.3 and 6.4.2 was installed using GUI (IA). 

  1. Download the CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server 6.4.3 build.
  2. Unzip the CABI media and run setup.bat (Windows) or setup.sh (Linux) from the base directory by double-clicking the file or executing from a prompt. 

    The CA Business Intelligence 6.4.3 installer screen appears.

  3. Select English as preferred language and click Next. (Currently, English is the only supported language for the installer).
    The Installation Prerequisites screen appears.

  4. The Installation Type field shows UPGRADE. Click Next and follow the steps.

    The Existing Database Details screen appears. 

  5. Enter password and click Next.

    If CABI 6.3 or 6.4.2 MSSQL Server is Windows authenticated, select the checkbox against the Port field to enable MSSQL Server Win authentication upgrade.

  6. Click Next to continue.

    CABI is upgraded.

Verify Upgrade

  1. Ensure that you have 6.4.3 in the version.txt under tomcat/webapps/jasperserver-pro (jasperserver-pro is the webapp name that is given in the sample.properties file).
  2. Ensure that you receive 'CABI JasperReports Server 6.4.3 Upgrade Completed Successfully' message in the log file that is provided during the upgrade.

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