Just did a 7.5 to 7.7 upgrade. Must say, it went well and I am very satisfied with the quality and features.
One thing that I would like to find out: what is your experience with the copy process to distribute the upgrade packages? I found this a very slow thing and after more than one day I gave up and it manually.
It cannot be the WAN, since this is quite ok and directly uploading only takes around 20 mins.
This pre-copy feature is neat, especially when you have a lot of media servers. But I really felt in the dark reg. process time and progress info.
I am about to upgrade from 7.6 to 7.7 myself. I have 6 media servers, 1 map and 1 VSM server. Are you saying that when you upload the .zip package to the VSM server and have it distribute the package to the media servers is slow? I was going to pre-load the package on all my servers. I can report back to tell you if it took a while.
Just to answer my own question for future people looking at this post, here are the commands I used to keep track of my servers during the upgrades.
tail -f /usr/BWhttpd/logs/upgraderserver.log (shows activity during the upgrade)
tail -f /usr/BWhttpd/tomcat/logs/catalina.log (shows activity happening on the web interface where the upgrade is taking place) I use it for when the web interface appears to be "hanging" i can still see activity happening and know it's not hung up.
I myself haven't used this process yet. Wanted to see this type of feedback from other first. Thanks :-)
Personally, I still copy the packages manually using each servers VSMC/CDAF interface and also 'tail -f' the upgrade.log file from a
Would be nice to hear from somebody of the product team about that.
I vaguely remember that this upgrade process as above described only worked for me once in the pre 7.5 version time.
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am not alone in this world... :-)