Your approach to upgrading from an earlier release of IBM
® Advanced depends on the version of DB2
® you want to use for storing the Sametime
Advanced database. Upgrading then involves updating the database components, installing Sametime
Advanced Server, and registering the server with the Sametime
Before upgrading to this release of Sametime
Advanced, choose your preferred DB2
upgrade path. You can either keep the DB2
server you have now, upgrade a dedicated DB2
server to the release that matches other Sametime
components, or move the database to a centralized DB2
server that stores all Sametime
databases. Consider the implications of each choice before making your decision.
Parent topic: Planning a Sametime Advanced deployment
- Keeping the DB2 Enterprise Edition Server you have now is the fastest way to upgrade to this release, but may not be supported for future releases. You must maintain two DB2 servers in your organization running different versions of DB2.
- Upgrading the DB2 server to the latest Workgroup Edition Server allows you to maintain all Sametime database components on the same version of DB2 and makes future upgrades easier. This choice requires that you uninstall the current server before installing the DB2 Workgroup Edition provided with this release. You must maintain two DB2 servers in this case also.
- Moving the Advanced database to an existing DB2 Workgroup Edition server allows you to maintain all Sametime components on one computer and makes future upgrades easier. After upgrading, you can decommission the obsolete DB2 Enterprise Edition server.