AMIGO Upgrade Program Introduction
The BMC Assisted MIGration Offering, or AMIGO, is a program designed to assist our customers in planning and preparing for product upgrades from an older, to a newer supported version. By engaging with BMC Technical Support Analysts, you will be provided with materials containing guidelines and best practices to aid in compiling your own upgrade plan. An upgrade expert will then review your plan, and offer advice and suggestions to ensure success through proper planning.
To assist with the Starter Phase, please complete the following Upgrade Checklist/Questionnaire and include the requested information when opening the Starter Ticket.
TSSA AMIGO Upgrade Checklist for BMC TrueSight Server Automation (TSSA - formerly BSA)
1) Provide Current TSSA Environment Information to BMC Customer Support for analysis:
a) Complete TSSA Environment Information can be captured by exporting Appserver Details from the TSSA Console and providing the exported results file to Customer Support for analysis.
This single file will provide the following information and much more about the customer’s TSSA environment:
The Appserver Details export file is generated as follows from the TSSA Console:
Configuration -> Infrastructure Management -> Export Detail Report
b) Is this TSSA environment part of a BMC Cloud LifeCycle Management(CLM) environment? If so, consideration needs to be given when upgrading the TSSA component to ensure compatibility with CLM is maintained. Provide CLM version information so support can confirm whether TSSA/CLM compatibility would be maintained or whether a CLM upgrade will also be required..
c) Is this TSSA environment integrated with any other BMC Products? E.g BL2ATRIUM, Remedy, Atrium Orchestrator etc. If so, provide integration details.
d) If the TSSA Application Server from where the TSSA upgrade will be launched is a Linux Server, will an X Windows System be available to display the TSSA UPI UI?
e) Is the TSSA environment hosted on Physical or Virtual Servers?
2) Is BMC Decision Support for Server Automation (BDSSA) installed in this environment?
If so, consideration needs to be given when upgrading TSSA to ensure compatibility with BDSSA is maintained. A corresponding BDSSA upgrade is typically required to maintain compatibility between TSSA and BDSSA and it is usually recommended that BDSSA be upgraded before TSSA .
Please provide BDSSA version information and see the AMIGO Upgrade Checklist for BDSSA .
For a list of supported TSSA versions, see the BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation Release Notes.
3) To what version of TSSA will the environment be upgraded? (aka Target Version)
4) TSSA Environment History
a) How long has this TSSA Environment been in existence?
b) What is the upgrade history of the TSSA Environment? Some of this information can be captured by running the attached mig_task_output_oracle.sql or mig_task_output_sqlserver .sql script on the bladelogic schema/db and providing the generated output file.
c) Does the TSSA Cleanup job run frequently and successfully in this Environment? This information can be captured by running the attached deletetasks_oracle.sql or deletetasks_sqlserver.sql script on the bladelogic schema/db and providing the generated output file.
d) Capture the size of your bladelogic schema/db by running the attached bl_tbl_size_oracle.sql or bl_tbl_size_sqlserver.sql script on the bladelogic schema/db and providing the generated output file.
5) Is this a Production environment?
a) If so, does a DEV/LAB/Test environment also exist?
b) Is the DEV/LAB/Test environment using a copy of the Prod DB? If so, when was it last refreshed with a copy of the Prod DB?
c) What are the upgrade plans for the DEV/LAB/Test environment(s)?
d) Review the Testing the upgrade in a duplicated environment section of the TSSA documentation
6) TSSA RSCD Target Information:
a) How many TSSA RSCD Agents currently exist in the environment?
b) What is the approximate breakdown of RSCD Targets by OS?
c) What is the approximate breakdown of RSCD Targets by current agent version?
d) What is the timeline for upgrading the RSCD Agents after the TSSA Appserver/DB/Console upgrade?
e) Will the RSCD Agents be upgraded manually or silently?
g) Have any of the RSCD Agents been installed with the –local switch? (if so, usually the TSSA FileServer)
7) TSSA Client/Console Information:
a) Number of hosts running TSSA Server Automation Consoles?
b) Will the TSSA Server Automation Consoles be upgraded manually or silently?
c) Number of hosts running standalone NSH clients?
8) Verify the versions and platforms are supported for this upgrade by reviewing the System Requirements page of the Target Release
a) BSA 8.8: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa88/Supported+platforms+for+version+8.8
b) BSA 8.9: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa89/Supported+platforms+for+version+8.9
c) TSSA 8.9.3+: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Supported+platforms
9) Review the TSSA upgrade documentation for the Target Version e.g.
a) BSA 8.8: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa88/Upgrading
b) BSA 8.9: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa89/Upgrading
c) TSSA 8.9.3+: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Upgrading
10) Are the TSSA Provisioning Management components installed in this environment?
If so, review the steps in the TSSA doc of your Target Release for “Upgrading the Provisioning System” e.g.
a) BSA 8.8: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa88/Upgrading+the+Provisioning+System
b) BSA 8.9: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa89/Upgrading+the+Provisioning+System
c) TSSA 8.9.3+: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Upgrading+the+Provisioning+System
11) Provide an initial Upgrade Plan document to TSSA Customer Support for review and feedback.
The TSSA doc now contains an Upgrade Walkthrough (formerly known as Cheat Sheat) which can be used as a starting point to producing an Upgrade Plan document:
a) BSA 8.8 Windows UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa88/Walkthrough%3A+Upgrading+to+version+8.8+for+Microsoft+Windows
b) BSA 8.8 Linux UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa88/Walkthrough%3A+Upgrading+to+version+8.8+for+Linux
a) BSA 8.9 Windows UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa89/Walkthrough%3A+Upgrading+to+version+8.9+for+Microsoft+Windows
b) BSA 8.9 Linux UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/bsa89/Walkthrough%3A+Upgrading+to+version+8.9+for+Linux
a) TSSA 8.9.3+ Windows UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Walkthrough%3A+Upgrading+to+version+8.9+for+Microsoft+Windows
b) TSSA 8.9.3+ Linux UPI Walkthrough: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Upgrading+on+Linux+using+the+unified+product+installer
12) What is the proposed timeline for the TSSA Upgrade?
a) Start date of proposed upgrade
b) Length of outage window
c) Have the necessary resources been informed of the upgrade timeline in case their assistance is required? (e.g. DBAs, LDAP/AD Admins, Network Admins)
13) What is the back out plan in the event that there are unexpected issues?
14) What is the test schedule in the upgraded TSSA environment?
15) Determine training needs for new features