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IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

  • 1.  IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

    Posted 15 days ago
    Edited by Veeramani Nambi 14 days ago

    Hi. For IBM customers who are using the IBM Observability by Instana software from Passport Advantage or Software Access Catalog, what is the correct method to upgrade between releases for on-prem installations with docker containers? The supplied Readme file says to use the latest version of instana-console, import the docker images that are bundled with the software and then issue instana update. This produces an error message that direct updates are not possible.

    Installed version: IBM Observability by Instana Application Performance Monitoring 1.0.203 Install English (G01Q1EN )
    Latest version: IBM Observability by Instana Application Performance Monitoring 1.0.209 Install Multilingual (G02K5EN )

    ./instana update -f ~/settings.hcl
    Setup host environment ✓
    Handle certificates ✓

    A direct update from version 203 to 209 is not supported. The latest supported version is 205

    On Software Access Catalog, IBM Observability by Instana has releases with the following versions: 1.0.209, 1.0.203, 1.0.197 and 1.0.193 so there is no interim release such as 1.0.205 to upgrade to first. I've had the same issue previously with "A direct update from version 197 to 203 is not supported. The latest supported version is 199".

    I raised this with Instana and they said "When updating, you can only skip one version. For example, from 203 to 207, and after this, you can update from 207 to 209.". 



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    Mark Delaney
    SYSTEMSMANAGED Ltd
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  • 2.  RE: IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

    Posted 14 days ago
    @Ben Stern, Could you please help?​

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    Veeramani Nambi
    Offering Manager, GoToMarket - Communities
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  • 3.  RE: IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

    Posted 12 days ago
    In my case, I updated instana-console by specifying the version and it worked fine.

    yum update instana-console-
    207
    instana update

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    Yukihiro Koda
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  • 4.  RE: IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Mark,

    I was unable to upgrade instana-console on RHEL7. 
    yum update instana-console   didn't update my instana package and so instana update   did not update instana.
    My successful steps:
    wget https://self-hosted.instana.io/rpm/release/product/rpm/generic/x86_64/Packages/instana-console-205-4.x86_64.rpm
    rpm -Uh instana-console-205-4.x86_64.rpm
    instana update

    regards Mike

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    Mike Hofmann
    IBM
    Ehningen
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  • 5.  RE: IBM Observability by Instana - Upgrading between versions

    Posted 9 days ago
    I haven't worked with the kubernetes based deployments.   But, for a single server deployment of a self-hosted environment, these are the steps.

    To get your current instana version:     instana version
    To get a list of all available versions:  apt-cache policy instana-console

    Previous command returns something like you see below:
    instana-console:
    Installed: 203-3
    Candidate: 207-1
    Version table:
    207-1 500
    500 https://self-hosted.instana.io/apt generic/main amd64 Packages
    207-0 500
    500 https://self-hosted.instana.io/apt generic/main amd64 Packages
    205-2 500
    To update to a specific version:
    apt install instana-console=207-1

    Finally, upgrade the server using:   instana update
    or:   instana update -f <path to settings.hcl>

    Remember, you should only upgrade 2 releases at a time.

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    Ben Stern
    Executive IT Specialist / Monitoring and Analytics Best Practices and Technical Evangelist
    IBM
    Durham NC
    919-224-1593
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