SAP HANA Cloud Database Upgrades and Patches – Part 2
Database Upgrades & Patches is now easier!
Previous Article : SAP HANA Cloud Database Upgrades and Patches – Part 1
Follow the steps for Patch & Upgrade update
Once you click on Notification icon, you can see upgrade or patch information available for you to take a action..
you can select first, Apply Patch and later select for Upgrade with latest QRC available ..
Click on Apply Patch
Patch window will provide more information for you with Current & New Version with QRC details
Patch is started and getting updated … It would be showing as Upgrading and would take around rougly 5-7mins for completion.
Patch is completed successfully, you can see the database is starting now
Steps for Upgrade Process
By clicking Notification icon – you can come to know if Upgrade or Patch is available
Click on Upgrade to start the process
Upgrade window will provide more information for you to choose and select Release Cycle and New versions from dropdown
you can choose and select New Versions you would like to upgrade
Upgrade is started now, will take around 2-3mins to complete.
After upgraded, now you can refresh the database and you can see the status is changed starting automatically.
Now, there are No notifications and HANA Database is now up to date and Running
Once the newly upgraded database is available, you may start using it
Hi Yogananda Muthaiah ,
Thanks for sharing blog to get insights on manual patch & release upgrade for HANA cloud. Just a button click away to perform such maintenance activities looks very great feature. In case DB does not comes up or upgrade issues , what is path forward.
Thanks for reading the blog completely end to end.
In case DB does not comes up or upgrade issues , it will roll back the new versions and be back with current version and Notification Icon will appear back with upgrade or patch is available. The alert of any failure will be notified to BTP - SAP HANA Cloud Administrator with your sub account details.
Hi Yogananda Muthaiah
great news. Having the possibility to chose between applying a patch w/o changing the QRC and upgrading to a new QRC is a big step forward.
I have two questions:
Thanks and regards,
we are very happy to share that the features have reached the customer landscapes. They are providing a big value as it will help our customers to keep systems and landscapes aligned.
On your questions:
Hi Yogananda Muthaiah . Thanks for the blog post. Could you please add a clarification on the step-wise update vs direct update? You say "you can select first, Apply Patch and later Upgrade as Sequential step". Is it the recommended to do the sequential way and first apply all patches and then upgrade to a newer QRC version or is there no issue at all upgrading from an outdated QRC to the latest one without applying patches first. Thx, Tom
Thanks Yogananda Muthaiah . Ok, in order to avoid any potential issue with skipping patches, we are going sequentially. Does this also apply when going from QRC 1 to QRC 3? Should we rather upgrade to QRC 2 before, even though we could directly go from QRC 1 to 3? That is at least an example you have showcased on your "part 1" blog.
Thanks Tom Kiemes once again
When upgrading from QRC 1 to QRC 3, we will consider the latest available version/build # for upgrade (shortcut process) and if we go step by step (QRC 2 and QRC 3).. it just takes some time to complete the upgrade ( no shortcut 🙂 ).
Hi Yogananda Muthaiah,
Thanks for putting together the detailed post! One question I have is how integrations with HANA Cloud would be impacted with the upgrade without restart option. For example, if a customer is using SDI to replicate data to the HANA Cloud instance, and they perform an NZDT upgrade, would there be any concern about the replication being impacted? Based on this resource (https://help.sap.com/docs/HANA_CLOUD/9ae9104a46f74a6583ce5182e7fb20cb/c26e42e6a7a4411191441c8d48fd9b11.html?q=upgrades) it seems that is should not be such a concern, but am curious what your thoughts are.
Alex Husarenko, Premium Hub CoE NA