To determine the best upgrade path, use the worksheets provided in Chapter 7, Assessment Worksheets to inventory the components of your current platform, including the following:
Verify that you are using the correct version of these components for the upgrade version that you want to install. Check Supported Software and Environments in Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Release Notes for details.
If you are using an Oracle® repository, the Identity Manager repository DDL uses data types that are not properly handled by older Oracle JDBC drivers. The JDBC drivers in ojdbc14.jar do not properly read all of the columns in the log table.
Record the application server version, and note any additional patches or service packs. In addition, record the following:
Verify which Identity Manager Gateway version you are running by performing the following steps:
Record the results.
Record the operating system version of each Gateway server.
The Gateway server version should always be the same as the Identity Manager version.
Record the currently installed JRETM version required by the lh console. Also record the name of the vendor that supplied the installed JRE (for example, Sun, IBM, Oracle, and so on). When upgrading Identity Manager, you must use a JRE supplied by the same vendor.