Payara Feature: Upgrade Tool
Upgrade From One Version to Another, Faster and Easier.
What is the Upgrade Tool?
The Upgrade Tool makes the process of upgrading from one version of Payara Server Enterprise to the next faster and easier. In case an issue is detected with the upgraded version of Payara Server, the Upgrade Tool also restores the domain configuration from the backup using the rollback-server command. (Available in Payara Enterprise only).
Upgrade Tool Benefits
Why You’ll Want to Use the Upgrade Tool
Simple to Use
Upgrade to a new version with a single Admin CLI command.
Staged Upgrade Available
Install the new server next to the old one before proceeding to the next step.
Should anything go wrong you can rollback the upgrade easily to your previous version.
Advanced Administration & Maintenance of Payara Server
Download the Guide which summarises some very useful maintenance features of Payara Server:
- Backing up and restoring
- Execution of admin commands in batch
- Deployment of multiple application versions
The guide features a demo on Application Versioning in Payara Server and lists some useful references to the detailed documentation material for Payara Server.
At the end of this guide you will also find references to detailed documentation material for Payara Server as well as a summary of default open ports.
Upgrade Tool Blogs
The May 2022 Payara Platform release is here! This is an Enterprise-only release, with 5.39.0 bringing 4 bug fixes, 2 component upgrades, and 5 improvements. JDK 17 is now supported in Enterprise! It has been tested in Community and can be relied on for mission-critical systems. Enterprise users also enjoy an improved Upgrade Tool, with more troubleshooting available when moving between Payara versions.
Upgrade Tool V1.3 in Payara Server Enterprise 09 Apr 2021
In January 2021 we introduced the Upgrade Tool as a minimally viable product (MVP) for Payara Server Enterprise users to make the process of upgrading from one version of Payara Server Enterprise to the next faster and easier. Each release since then has offered improvements to the tool.
The January Payara Platform Enterprise Edition release (request here) includes 6 bug fixes and 1 component upgrade along with the introduction of a new CLI Upgrade Tool. You can see a more detailed overview of the fixes and improvements in the Payara Platform Enterprise Edition 5.24.0 in teRelease Notes here.