Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Update 1 Upgrade Guide for Microsoft Windows

Upgrading Release 5 Application Server

This section discusses considerations that impact the upgrade procedure for Application Server, followed by a description of the procedure itself.

Upgrade Considerations

The upgrade of Application Server software to Java ES Release 5U1 takes into account the following considerations:

Table 9–3 Patches to Upgrade Application Server on Windows


Patch ID [Patch revision numbers are the minimum required for upgrade to Release 5U1. If newer revisions become available, use the newer ones instead of those shown in the table.]

Application Server core 


Application Server Localization 

The localized patch files are delivered within the core patch. 

Upgrade Procedure

The procedure documented below applies to Application Server instances residing locally on the computer where the upgrade is taking place.

ProcedureTo Upgrade Application Server to Java ES 5 Update 1

  1. Log in as administrator.

  2. Shut down all Application Server instances.

    1. Stop the Domain Administration Server.

      ApplicationServer-base\bin\asadmin.bat stop-domain domainName

    2. Stop the Node Agent.

      ApplicationServer-base\bin\asadmin.bat stop-node-agent nodeagentName

  3. Make sure you have upgraded any Java ES components upon which Application Server has hard upgrade dependencies (see Upgrade Web Server Dependencies.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    Note –

    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.

  6. Verify the patch log file.

    The log file is found at: %TEMP%\SUNJAVAES_<patch-id>.log

  7. 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.

  8. 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