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Determining Upgrade Requirements
Before using Siebel Anywhere to upgrade existing software or distribute new software, you must gather a considerable amount of information about the software to be distributed and the computers that will receive it. Specifically, you must collect the following kinds of information, each of which is described in further detail in following sections.
Determining upgrade requirements is a step in Process of Planning and Preparing for Kit Creation.
- What software needs to be replaced or added? For detailed information, see Identifying Software to Be Replaced or Added.
- Is Siebel Anywhere a suitable method for upgrading or adding this software? For detailed information, see Evaluating Siebel Anywhere as an Upgrade or Delivery Method.
- Which computers need the software? For detailed information, see Identifying Computers and Users to Receive Upgrades.
- Which configurations can deliver the necessary components to the designated computers? For detailed information, see Identifying Configurations to Deliver Upgrade Components.
- What files must each component's upgrade kit contain? For detailed information, see Identifying Files to Include in Upgrade Kits.
- Will each upgrade kit be required or optional? For detailed information, see Choosing Required or Optional Upgrade Types.
- What version settings must each component's upgrade kit have? For detailed information, see Determining Version Setting Values.
- What specific preliminary tasks must be performed for particular upgrade kit types? For detailed information, see Other Preliminary Upgrade Tasks for Specific Upgrade Kit Types.
- Do multiple components need to be delivered in a prescribed sequence? For detailed information, see Determining Required Upgrade Sequences.
- How will you test each upgrade kit before distributing it to end users? For detailed information, see Planning Upgrade Test Details.