This guide contains instructions for upgrading SharePlex environment. It is intended for administrators, consultants, analysts, and any other IT professionals tasked with upgrading SharePlex for Oracle.
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This section contains important information that you need to know before you select a SharePlex installer and begin the upgrade procedure.
You will need the following information about the installation that you want to upgrade:
If you are upgrading some SharePlex installations in a configuration, but not others, view the SharePlex Release Notes for interoperability support between versions. Parameter settings may be required.
Some steps in the upgrade procedures require the Administrator authorization level, which normally is only granted to the person or persons designated as the SharePlex Administrators. An upgrade can only be performed by a person who has this authorization and is familiar with SharePlex.
There are different installers for SharePlex based on the type of operating system. This topic helps you understand the differences and the naming conventions used.
The SharePlex installer on Linux and Unix is a self-extracting installation file with the extension .tpm.
Oracle and Open Target:
There is a separate SharePlex installer build for each supported platform.
For Oracle Solaris (Sun), there is a separate SharePlex installer build for each supported operating system version. If the operating system version that you have is not listed, choose the highest number that is below your version.
The installer creates a temporary target directory, within the current directory, for extraction. This temporary target directory is removed upon installation completion. You can extract the files to a file system that is separate from the SharePlex installation location by using the -t option when running the .tpm file. For additional options, see Advanced SharePlex installer options.
On Windows, the SharePlex installer is named sp_setup_version.exe. It is a bundle that contains SharePlex binaries for all of the supported databases and versions, including components for capture from a SQL Server source database.
The installer installs the following items:
Do not remove or modify any of these components while SharePlex is in production, including SharePlex Installer. These components all support SharePlex operation or upgrade.
Download the SharePlex installation package that matches the operating system you are using.
Additionally, download any SharePlex patches, so that you can install them after you install the base software.
Go to the Quest Software Support page: http://support.quest.com/
Click Download Software.
Click the arrow in the Download column for the version you need. You can also click the file name for access to more information and to download the file(s).
You are ready to begin the installation process. Be sure to thoroughly read the version specific Release Notes prior to running the installer.
These instructions are for upgrading SharePlex when configured for an Open Target database running on a Linux or Unix system.
To run the upgrade
Log in to the system as the user that will be named as the SharePlex Administrator during this installation. This user will own the installation files and binaries.
Grant executable permissions to the file.
# chmod 555 installation_file
Run the .tpm file. If installing SharePlex in a cluster, run the installer from the primary node (the one to which the shared disk is mounted)
You are prompted for the following:
Select <New Installation>.
|Product directory location (path)||
Enter the path to the existing SharePlex installation directory.
|Variable data directory location||
Enter the name of the existing variable-data directory.
|SharePlex Admin group||
Enter the DBA-privileged group to which the SharePlex Administrator user belongs, which owns the SharePlex binaries.
|TCP/IP port for SharePlex||
Enter the port number of the SharePlex instance you are upgrading.
|License key (do you want to upgrade?)||
Press Enter to accept the default of N (no) to keep the existing license, or enter Y to specify a new license key if required for this upgrade.
(If Y was selected) Enter the new license key that you received from Quest.
|Customer name||If you added the license key, enter the SiteMessage text string provided by Quest with the license key.|
The installer displays the location of the install log file and then quits.
Run the appropriate Database Setup utility for your database to upgrade the SharePlex database account. See SharePlex utilities.