Murali Krishnan Divakaran (Murali.Krishnan.D)
Coforge DPA
Senior Architect
Coforge DPA
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Posted: February 27, 2020
Last activity: June 8, 2020
Posted: 27 Feb 2020 9:49 EST
Last activity: 8 Jun 2020 15:22 EDT

Pega Patch Upgrades

Hi all,


Given that Pega 8.4 is launched, we are starting to think of streamlining the process of the Pega patch upgrade with our release cycle. 

I understand that with patch releases, the idea is to upgrade the platform frequently to leverage all the latest features and product fixes. But to perform a risk-free upgrade, it's better if upgrade dev first at the beginning of the release cycle and as the release build code moves to each environment as a prerequisite we can upgrade each Testing/Pre prod/Prod environments so that testing would mitigate any regression issues caused with the upgrade.

But in the above process, the main limitation is when a production priority issue comes while Dev is on 8.4 but Production can be on 8.3.1. To provide a fix we will end up building jar from 8.4 and deploy it in Prod 8.3.1.

Though it technically works for bug fixes, I am not fully convinced.

Is building jars from higher version to lower version of same major release fully supported by Pega? 

Is there any other risk-free approach for patching environments?


Thanks & Regards,





Pega Platform 8.3 DevOps System Administration Upgrades Lead System Architect Senior System Architect
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