12. Manager 8.1.5 to 8.4.4 Load Balancing Upgrade Guide for Docker

This article guides you to upgrade qTest Manager from 8.1.5 to 8.4.4 in one server. Please repeat all steps on every server that you have installed qTest Manager 8.1.5 (qtest). No change needed to make on the load balancing (qtestlb) server or prerequisite applications server.

Before you begin 

  • If you are using qTest Manager older than 8.1.5, you will need to use qTest Docker Deployment version 3.0 to upgrade your qTest to 8.1.5 following this instruction. Then use qTest Docker Deployment version 4.0 to upgrade your qTest Manager to 8.4.4

Upgrade qTest Manager from 8.1.5 to 8.4.4

1. Shutdown your current deployment

Access to the directory where you've extracted the docker deployment package of qTest Manager 8.1.5 (docker-deployment-3.0), shut it down and create a backup.

$ ./shutdown
$ ./backup


2. Download docker-deloyment-4.0 package 

This package supports the upgrade of qTest Manager from version 8.1.5 qTest version 8.4

 $ wget https://qtest-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/docker/deployment/docker-deployment-4.0.tar.gz


3. Extract the package 

 $ tar -zxf docker-deployment-4.0.tar.gz 


4. Access to docker-deployment-4.0 directory

 $ cd docker-deployment-4.0


5. Configure

Choose either way:

  • To keep all applications in your previous deployment being upgraded, override the /profiles directory of docker-deployment-4.0 with that directory of docker-deployment-3.0
 $ cp -r /<path to your docker-deployment-3.0 package>/docker-deloyment-3.0/profiles/ .
  • OR use configure command if you want to specify each application to be upgraded (for HTTP)
 $ ./configure --qtest-url "http://<IP of current machine>:<qtest port>" --qtest-http "<qtest port>"
  • OR use configure command if you want to specify each application to be upgraded (for HTTPS)
 $ ./configure --ssl-key "<SSL Key>" --ssl-cert "<SSL Cert>" --ssl-ca "<SSL Ca>" --qtest-url "https://<IP of current machine>:<qtest https port>" --qtest-https "<qtest https port>"


6. Migrate DB from Postgres 9.4 to Postgres 9.5

 $ ./migrateDBFrom9.4To9.5


7. Upgrade

Upgrading will keep all current data of upgraded applications.

 $ ./upgrade


8. After the upgrading process finishes, start the deployment process 

 $ ./startup

The script will download the application images and qTest components to the Docker. It may take couple of hours depending on your network connection.