4.9. Upgrading SIMP

This section describes both the general, recommended upgrade procedures as well as any version-specific upgrade procedures.


To minimize upgrade problems in your production environment, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Carefully read the CHANGELOG for the SIMP version to which you are upgrading, as well as the CHANGELOGs for any interim versions you are skipping over.

  • Test your upgrades in a development environment before deploying to a production environment.

  • Backup any critical server data/configurations prior to executing the upgrade to a production environment.

  • On each managed server, ensure you have a local user with su and ssh privileges to prevent lockout.