This section discusses considerations that impact the upgrade procedure for Application Server, followed by a description of the procedure itself.
The upgrade of Application Server software to Java ES Release 5U1 takes into account the following considerations:
In a deployment architecture in which there are multiple instances of Application Server running on a single computer (all corresponding to the same installed Application Server image), you only have to upgrade the Application Server image once.
In a maintenance upgrade, you do not have to migrate schema, configuration, security or user data.
The Release 5U1 Application Server upgrade patches for Windows are shown in the following table:
Application Server core
Application Server Localization
The localized patch files are delivered within the core patch.
The procedure documented below applies to Application Server instances residing locally on the computer where the upgrade is taking place.
Log in as administrator.
Shut down all Application Server instances.
Make sure you have upgraded any Java ES components upon which Application Server has hard upgrade dependencies (see Upgrade Web Server Dependencies.
Obtain the required Application Server Release 5U1 upgrade patches, based on Table 9–3.
To obtain the patch, see Accessing Java ES Patches. Patches can be downloaded to \workingDirectory.
Install the patch.
Installation is generally performed by running patch-id.exe, however, be sure to consult the README.patch-id file in the patch directory for installation instructions.
If you are prompted to restart the system, select No. Wait till the patch installation process is completed and then restart and re-login as the same user to complete the patch installation.
Verify the patch log file.
The log file is found at: %TEMP%\SUNJAVAES_<patch-id>.log
Verify the patch installation with the utility ListJavaESPatches.exe.
Run ListJavaESPatches.exe and check that the output includes the patch id of the patch that you have installed in Step 5. For more information, see Identifying Installed Java ES Patches.
Start the Release 5U1 Application Server domains and node-agents of all the instances.
ApplicationServer-base\bin\asadmin.bat start-domain --user admin-user-ID/ --passwordfile passwordFileName domain-name
ApplicationServer-base\bin\asadmin.bat start-node-agent --port admin-Port --user/ admin-user-ID --password admin-password node-agent--name