Upgrade Semarchy xDI

This section provides the procedures to upgrade the Semarchy xDI components from previous versions:

Before the Upgrade

Review the Documentation

Before starting the upgrade, you should review the following information:

  • The Release Notes provides the latest information about the Semarchy xDI Release, including new features and bug fixes.

  • The installation instructions for installing and configuring Semarchy xDI. You should review the system requirements for this new release.

Understand Major, Minor and Patch Versions

Version numbers in Semarchy xDI are expressed in the following format: <major_version>.<minor_version>.<patch_version>. For example, version 5.1.5.

The upgrade may be a major upgrade, a minor upgrade or a patch. The differences between the old version number and the new version number define the type of upgrade.

  • A Major Upgrade takes place as soon as the major version differs. Major versions include major feature changes. For example, upgrading from 5.3.2 to 6.0.0 is a major version upgrade.

  • A Minor Upgrade takes place when first digit remains the same but the second differs. Minor versions include minor feature changes. For example, upgrading from 5.3.1 to 5.4.0 is a minor version upgrade.

  • A Patch is applied when the patch version only differs. For example, upgrading from 5.3.0 to 5.3.2 is patching.

Unless specified otherwise, the upgrade path between two version of Semarchy xDI is direct. You do not need to install intermediate versions.