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Delphix ‘Self Service’ upgrade

One on the cool new features in Delphix V4 is the ability to perform a Delphix Engine upgrade without having to engage with support, thought I would give it a go.

One on the cool new features in Delphix V4 is the ability to perform a Delphix Engine upgrade without having to engage with support, thought I would give it a go.

Download Latest Patch Set

Visit https://download.delphix.com and navigate to the required version e.g. 4.0.4.0 Select 'Media' and click on the Delphix compressed TAR file e.g. delphix_4.0.4.0_2014-06-10-07-31.upgrade.tar.gz and equivalent MD5 checksum file to download to you local desktop.

Once downloaded, compare the MD5 hash value of the download file with that in the MD5 text file. 

There is no need to unzip or untar the file as the Delphix Engine performs that for you.

Upload Patch Set  

Login to the Delphix Engine Set-Up and click on 'View' with the System Upgrade Management panel.      

You will then presented with a screen showing current version and any staged versions. Click on the 'UP' arrow in the top left corner and navigate to the compressed TAR file.        

A progress bar will shown during the 'File Upload.'

Once the upload is complete hit the 'Refresh' icon to watch the 'unpacking' complete.  

*NOTE: Due to the way Safari has implemented Flash you will need to use Firefox, Chrome or another browser

Lets Do It!

We are now ready to upgrade the Delphix Engine. Click on 'Apply Upgrade' when your ready to go    

As this process may require the Delphix Engine to be reboot, it's good practice prior to the upgrade to shutdown all the virtual databases and take a VMware / storage layer snapshot.  

Once upgraded you should be able to see the 'Running' and 'Previous' versions