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Hi , Are there any built-in scripts provided from the IBM side that can automatically upgrade MQ versions in Windows/Linux/AIX? In case there are more than 50 + servers which need patching, is there any way to automate it?
IBM used to have a product - BigFix or Endpoint Manager - that did automated deployment of OS and product updates including MQ. But that solution was sold off a few years ago. MQ doesn't have anything specific, as it is really a cross-product enterprise-wide requirement to have a single tool to handle the need. With all the controls, reporting, rollback options etc. Doing it "properly" is not a small job.
there is no OOB product, but using Ansible; you can achieve it.There is an ansible module being built; does multiple things to automate. If u see something missing; then add module `command` or `shell` to achieve the automation.We use it and have seen success. IBM is working to enhance the ansibel module; till then you would need some of your customization.
I recommend RedHat Ansible Automation Platform: https://www.ansible.com/products/automation-platform. You could write a ansible playbook scripts to do the updates. I would suggest one for minor version updates and a different script for a major update.
Do you have ansible automation platform?
Is this for a minor update?
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