PowerConnect ABAP Support Pack 7.X to 8.0 Upgrade
Version: 1 from 29.11.2022
Please follow the following steps to upgrade the PowerConnect application from Support Pack 7.X to 8.0.
Log into the managed system where the upgrade is planned and execute the /n/bnwvs/main transaction.
Stop the collector job by selecting the ”Stop Collector” button .
Wait to confirm that all metrics have been sent to Splunk.
Stop the remaining jobs using the “Toggle Uploader” and the “Stop Check Job” buttons.
Important: Clean-up all metric tables using the Goto->Troubleshooting->Truncate cluster functionality. More detailed instructions on the Truncate cluster functionality is available using this link: KB 63 - How to remove all collected metrics. This step is mandatory, since the metric serialization approach is changed, and it will cause issues once uploading is started after upgrade:
Use SPAM to apply 7.04. You do not need to follow any of the post-configuration steps such as the BC Set activation and restart of the jobs outlined in the linked document after the SPAM upgrade. Follow the instructions provided here for the SPAM upgrade instructions: Upgrading PowerConnect ABAP 7.X to latest release
Use SAINT to upgrade to 8.0. Follow the instructions provided here: Import the agent via SAINT (PowerConnect ABAP 8.X)
Activate BC set /BNWVS/BCSET_500 (Tcode=SCPR20). Follow the instructions provided here: Activate Business Configuration Sets (PowerConnect ABAP 8.X)
Import the new authorization object transport via STMS and updated roles using the PFCG transaction. Follow the instructions provided here: Upload PowerConnect Roles (PowerConnect ABAP 8.X)
Start PowerConnect Background jobs.
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