8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2021 11:20 PM by Geetha R

    Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4

    Andrew Heng New Member

      Hi All,

       

      I would like to ask what is the step required to perform upgade from PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4?

      Our current architecture is Windows 2008.

      Is there faster way/ best practices way to upgrade the powerCenter rather than upgrading step by step (9.0 -> 9.6.1 -> 10.0 -> 10.4?

      Can we use another server to jump install to 10.4 (using VM or other machines) ?

       

      Thank you for your help.

        • 1. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
          Nico Heinze Guru

          Nope, that's indeed the upgrade chain to follow. Unfortunately I don't know any easier way which is supported.

           

          Regards,

          Nico

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          • 2. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
            Geetha R New Member

            Hi,

             

            It is not advised to upgrade from PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4 directly without following the upgrade path. So you must initially upgrade to a supported version and follow upgrade path (9.6.1 -> 10.0 -> 10.4).

             

            Please refer to below KB link for the steps:-

            Support

             

            Windows server versions supported for specific PowerCenter versions:-

            Informatica 9.6.1 -  Windows 2012, 2008 R2, 2008 SP2 (minimum certified)

            Informatica 10 - Windows 2012 R2, 2008 R2

            Informatica 10.4 - Windows 2019, 2016, 2012 R2

             

            Regards,

            Geetha R

            • 3. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
              Karthick M New Member

              There is no other way to upgrade to 10.4 directly from 9.x and it's not supported as well, you should follow the path as follows (9.0 -> 9.6.1 -> 10.0 -> 10.4)

               

              Regards,

              Karthick

              • 4. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
                Pavani Mylaram New Member

                Hi,

                 

                Without upgrading the domain,  repository content can be upgraded, If there is a direct upgrade path between two versions (like from 9.6.1 to 10.2).  But from 9.0 to 10.4 we don't have a direct upgrade path as such.

                 

                 

                Thanks,

                Pavani

                • 5. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
                  Andrew Heng New Member

                  Thanks Geetha for your replies. It is a very helpful information.

                  Oh yeah, If I read from the link you shared, we actually can do upgrade on the clone machines.

                  Can we clone the existing machines to the VM environment, and the do the upgrade process there?

                   

                  And can we do an upgrade the OS first (because the VM only support up to Windows 2012), before doing Informatica Upgrade? Will the Informatica process will be OK ?

                   

                  And for the installer files, where can I get the required files?

                   

                   

                  Thanks you & Best Regards,

                  Andrew

                  • 6. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
                    Geetha R New Member

                    Hi Andrew,

                     

                    Yes, the process you have mentioned here is right.

                     

                    For the installer files, you can raise a shipping request.

                     

                    Regards,

                    Geetha R

                    • 7. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
                      Nico Heinze Guru

                      First no, you cannot first upgrade Windows because 9.0.1 is not certified for Windows 2012. You first have to perform the upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.6.1 (and to be honest I don't recall whether this upgrade can be executed in one step or whether it requires an additional interim upgrade, you should ask GCS = Informatica Global Customer Support for confirmation).

                       

                      Second please raise a so-called Shipping Request at GCS, they can provide you with all necessary installers and the license keys you will need for each installation.

                       

                      Furthermore please don't forget that the object history in versioned PowerCenter repositories will be maintained correctly during the upgrade process ONLY if all users exist in each interim environment AND have the same access rights as in your current installation.

                      If you don't need the complete "ownership" history for your versioned repositories, then you may be able to make life easier for you. However, this assumes that your PowerCenter admins have done their job well, meaning they have set up some batch files, command scripts, PowerShell scripts, or whatever to set up the following:

                      - all application services in each Informatica domain,

                      - all users and user groups and roles,

                      - all access rights, privileges, and permissions for all users / groups / roles.

                      If such scripts exist, then you only need to install the software to upgrade the PowerCenter repositories; this will save you quite some time.

                       

                      Regards,

                      Nico

                      • 8. Re: Upgrade Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 to 10.4
                        David Lopez Cruz Guru

                        Just to confirm you need to upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.1.0 before updating to 9.6.1.

                         

                        Regards,

                        David

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