Clicking on Settings -> My Orion Deployment -> Updates Available takes me to the following screen. I now have a few options including 'Upgrade all products and evaluations to the latest version",
"Install only recommended patches and hot fixes",
and "Install only product evaluations."
I'm going to keep my selection to my preferred option of 'Upgrade all products and evaluations to the latest versions.' Clicking "Next" will allow me to see whether I meet the conditions to upgrade.
Looks like my connection to all the servers in my deployment is good.
Clicking 'Next" will allow me to see if there are any potential problems that would prevent my upgrade from occurring.
It looks like I need to confirm that I have backed up my database and check that my .NET framework meets the minimum system requirements of .NET 4.8
For those of you who aren't ready to upgrade and were looking for what changes would have occurred, at this point simply hit 'cancel' and plan for your next change window. I like to take screenshots of the issues spotlighted here so I'm really ready with all the changes necessary.
Many customers aren't aware of this, but by canceling here, you're able to utilize the system checks as a planning tool to be prepared for your upgrade window. Selections up to this point in the upgrade process do not impact your system, so you can run through these steps as many times as necessary.
Personally I'm ready to upgrade now, so I will confirm my database backup,
Accept the EULA,
and proceed with my upgrade.
Now I'm going to brew some tea and catch up on some THWACK requests while I'm waiting for my upgrade to finish.
Note: while my main polling engine is being upgraded, my web console is down. During this time, installation progress will be shown on a temporary page, but after completion, I will be redirected to my main web console. I recommend not closing this temporary page because the only way to navigate back to it is to RDP into the main polling engine server and clicking on the shortcut "My Orion Deployment"
Now that my main polling engine has been upgraded, I've been redirected to the main Orion web console. I logged back into the web console and am treated to this glorious sight.
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