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Murali.Krishnan.D Member since 2018 1 post
Coforge DPA
Posted: February 27, 2020
Last activity: June 8, 2020

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,

Murali

 

 

 

Pega Platform 8.3 DevOps System Administration Low-Code App Development Upgrades Lead System Architect Senior System Architect
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