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Additional upgrade scripts for new columns

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.4

In Version 6.2, additional columns (Major, Minor, and Patch) containing ruleset Version information were added to 15 tables in the PRPC database. When upgrading from a pre-Pega 7 release, scripts must be manually run after the upgrade to populate these columns.

These scripts are located in the Resource Kit, under Additional Upgrade Scripts.

  • If upgrading to a single schema, run both scripts.
  • If upgrading to a split schema, run the _data script against the data schema and run the _rules script against the rules schema.
  Depending upon your database type (platform) and the size of your database, these scripts may require significant time and system resources to run.

Choose the scripts for your database type:

  • db2zos_rulesetversion_columns_data.sql
  • db2zos_rulesetversion_columns_rules.sql

 

  • mssql_rulesetversion_columns_data.sql
  • mssql_rulesetversion_columns_rules.sql

 

  • oracle_rulesetversion_columns_data.sql
  • oracle_rulesetversion_columns_rules.sql

 

  • postgres_rulesetversion_columns_data.sql
  • postgres_rulesetversion_columns_rules.sql

 

  • udb_rulesetversion_columns_data.sql
  • udb_rulesetversion_columns_rules.sql

Required Oracle optimization parameter

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

To optimize performance, set the Oracle parameter optimizer_index_cost_adj to a value between 20 and 25. If this value is not set, the system can run exceedingly slowly, potentially blocking users from login.

Split schema upgrade instructions missing properties

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

If you upgraded from 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x using the instructions in previous versions of the upgrade guide, you may have neglected to set the properties below in your migrateSystem.properties file when you migrated your upgraded schema to the source system:

 

pega.rules.objects.generate=true

pega.rules.objects.apply=true

 

If these properties were not set during an upgrade that splits the schema, your environment does not have the indexes, triggers, and primary keys on the rules tables.

 

To check for this issue, see if the pr4_base and pr4_rule rules tables in your existing rules schema are missing primary keys. If they are, use the SQL scripts in the ResourceKit\MigrationRecoveryScripts directory of the release to cleanup duplicate rules that were created due to this issue. Follow the steps below to run the scripts.

To run the scripts on Microsoft SQL, Oracle, or PostgreSLQ

  1. Take down any app servers using the affected schema.
  2. Backup your database.
  3. Replace all instances of @RULES_SCHEMA in <database>_cleanDups.sql with the name of the schema that contains the pr4_base table.
  4. Run the <database>_cleanDups.sql script on the database with vendor tools (sqlPlus, SQL Server Management Studio, etc).
  5. Replace all instances of @RULES_SCHEMA in <database>_fix_vw_table.sql with the name of the schema that contains the pr4_base table.
  6. Run the <database>_fix_vw_table.sql script on the database with vendor tools (sqlPlus, SQL Server Management Studio, etc).
  7. Generate and apply the ddl using the command line generateDDL command. Check the installation guide for your database or the upgrade guide for details about how to use the generateDDL command line script.
  8. Rebuild the indexes for the tables in your rules schema using vendor tools. This is necessary so that your system runs at an optimum speed.
  9. Optionally upgrade to the latest release, at this point your database is ready to be upgraded or used depending on your needs.

      

To run the scripts on DB2 for LUW or z/OS

  1. Take down any app servers using the affected schema.
  2. Backup your database.
  3. Run the <database>_cleanDups.sql script on the database with vendor tools (UDB CLP, Data Studio, etc) to create the CLEANSE_RULES_DUPS stored procedure.
  4. Run the query Call CLEANSE_RULES_DUPS(‘<rulesSchema>’); where <rulesSchema> is the name of schema that contains the pr4_base table.
  5. After the previous step is complete drop the CLEANSE_RULES_DUPS procedure.
  6. Replace all instances of @RULES_SCHEMA in <database>_fix_vw_table.sql with the name of the schema that contains the pr4_base table.
  7. Run the <database>_fix_vw_table.sql script on the database with vendor tools (UDB CLP, Data Studio, etc).
  8. Generate and apply the ddl using the command line generateDDL command. Check the installation guide for your database or the upgrade guide for details about how to use the generateDDL command line script.
  9. Rebuild the indexes for the tables in your rules schema using vendor tools. This is necessary so that your system runs at an optimum speed.
  10. Optionally upgrade to the latest release. At this point your database is ready to be upgraded or used depending on your needs.

Synchronized database and application server settings

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Configure your database and application server to use the same time zone and character encoding to avoid conflicts.

Updated Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Starting in this release, Pega 7 features that integrate with the Word merge capability are now cross-browser. ActiveX controls (which are only compatible with Internet Explorer) have been replaced with Microsoft Silverlight. This plug-in must be downloaded separately from Microsoft because it is not shipped with Pega 7.

Common features that are affected by this change include the Specification form and Case Type landing page.

Prior to using these features, see the release note Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in for more information about setting up their client systems.

Existing operator IDs during upgrades and updates

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.2

Upgrades and updates are always performed in secured mode to help prevent unauthorized access to your system. In secured mode, the [email protected] operator ID is always overwritten, but other existing standard operator IDs are not modified. New operator IDs are inserted in secured mode. For more information, see the Deployment Guide for your environment.

System starts slowly after upgrade or update on IBM DB2 for z/OS

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.2

Additional tables are added to upgraded and updated systems. If your system starts up very slowly after an upgrade or update, the database statistics on these new tables might not have generated correctly. To correct this issue and improve performance, your database administrator needs to manually rebuild the statistics for all tables in the rules schema.

Clustering equal to none might cause errors

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.2

Some Pega 7 Platform features might not work when theidentification/cluster/protocolsetting in the prconfig.xml file is set to none. Some features that might not work are remote tracing and management actions on the node from the Requestor Management and Agent Management landing pages. Setting the clustering protocol to none is not recommended and will not be supported in a future Pega 7 Platform release.

Disregard this startup error for Oracle Weblogic deployments

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.2

If you install, upgrade, or update your Oracle Weblogic application server to Pega 7.2.2, disregard the error stack that begins with text similar to the following:

ERROR - WebLogic Server 12.1.3.0.0 Wed May 21 18:53:34 PDT 2014 1604337 Oracle WebLogic Server Module Dependencies 12.1 Tue Mar 11 15:35:15 MDT 2014 WebLogic Jersey Server Integration 3.0 Fri Feb 21 10:55:11 UTC 2014 must use JDK 1.8+ with WebSocket
2016-11-07 06:13:01,690 [ WIN-L3EEURCNCP1] [ STANDARD] (pr.DefaultAsyncSupportResolver) ERROR - Real error: Unable to configure jsr356 at that stage. ServerContainer is null

This message appears because the Pega 7.2.2 real-time notification feature initially tries to use WebSocket and then falls back to long polling. The Pega 7 Platform does not support WebSocket for Oracle Weblogic servers, and instead uses long polling for real-time notifications.

Disregard this Java script console message

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.2

Pega 7.2.2 introduced real-time notifications by using Comet technologies such as WebSocket and long polling. WebSocket provides the best results, but both WebSocket and non-blocking long polling must be supported by your application server. If your application server does not support WebSocket, you might see a JavaScript error that begins with text that is similar to the following text:

WebSocket connection to 'ws://vnbamdevapp01:8080/prweb/PRPushServlet/... Error during WebSocket handshake: Unexpected response code: 501_getWebSocket @ pzpega_ui_messaging_1802554968!!.js:1195 pzpega_ui_messaging_1802554968!!.js:3265 Websocket closed, reason: Connection was closed abnormally (that is, with no close frame being sent). - wasClean: falselog @ pzpega_ui_messaging_1802554968!!.js:3265 pzpega_ui_messaging_1802554968!!.js:3265 Websocket failed on first connection attempt. Downgrading to long-polling and resending

You can disregard this message.

However, to take advantage of the improvements to real-time notifications, enable support for WebSocket:

  • For IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, see your deployment guide for instructions on configuring the application server.
  • For Red Hat JBoss, see your deployment guide for instructions on enabling WebSocket support.
  • For Apache Tomcat application servers, consider upgrading to Apache Tomcat 7.0.53 or later which supports WebSocket.

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