Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 EBF 1102.00 (For All Versions on Windows) Readme

Last revised: November 25, 2016


Contents:

Introduction
Checking existing Appeon component versions

EBF installation notes

EBF silent installation

Checking Appeon component versions after EBF installation

EBF uninstallation notes

Appendix


Introduction

The Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 EBF 1102.00 (For All Versions on Windows) is a setup program that updates the following Appeon components installed from the installation package of Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 1080.00 (English) or above:

When applying this EBF, please make sure to update your developer and production servers, and do a full deployment of your application after the EBF has been applied.

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Checking existing Appeon component versions

This EBF can only be applied to Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 1080.00 or above. If you have an older version please contact support@appeon.com. The EBF setup program will automatically check which Appeon components and versions are already installed before performing any update. You can also check the Appeon component version with the following procedure:

Step 1: Open Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel.
Step 2: In the list of currently installed programs, check for the following Appeon component(s): Appeon Developer, Appeon Server, or Appeon Server Web Component.
Step 3: Click the Appeon component name, then click support information under the component.
Step 4: Obtain the version information provided in the Support Info window (the last six digits indicate the version number, for example, 8.0.1080.00 where 1080.00 is the version number).

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EBF installation note

Installing the EBF on EAServer/JBoss/JEUS/IIS .NET
Run the EBF setup program on all computers containing an Appeon component that needs updating.

Installing the EBF on WebSphere
Run the EBF setup program on all computers containing an Appeon component that needs updating. In order to make the EBF update of Appeon Server take effect on the WebSphere, go to Applications > Enterprise Applications in the WebSphere Server Administrator Console, and then click the Update button.

Installing the EBF on WebLogic
Run the EBF setup program on all computers containing an Appeon component that needs updating. When you update the Appeon Server, please follow the instructions below:
1. Exit the WebLogic Server.
2. Run the EBF setup program.
3. Check the staging mode in WebLogic (see Table-1) and then follow the instructions regarding different staging modes and WebLogic versions to make the EBF update take effect (see Table-2).
4. Restart WebLogic Server.

Table -1: How to check the staging mode

WebLogic Versions

Checking Steps

8

Log in to the WebLogic Administrative Console, and choose Deployments > Applications > appeonserver. The staging mode lists in the General sub-tab page in the Configuration window.

9, 10, 11g Log in to the WebLogic Administrative Console, and click the Deployments item. In the Summary of Deployments window, click the appsdir_appeonserver_ear item. The staging mode lists in the Overview page.

Table -2: Instructions to update the EBF

Staging Mode

WebLogic Version

Instructions

Stage

8

1) Use the new appeonserver.ear file under .\WEBLOGIC_INSTALLATION_PATH\appeon to replace the old appeonserver.ear file under the .\WEBLOGIC_DOMAIN_DIRECTORY\applications for every Appeon Server instance.

2) Go to Deployments > Applications > appeonserver, in the Deploy window click the Redeploy Application button to deploy all modules in the Appeon Server so to make the EBF update take effect.

The EBF update takes effect when the Status of Last Action column is successful after the redeployment.

9, 10, 11g

If Appeon Server (appsdir_appeonserver_ear) is marked as autodeployed, you need to delete the temporary files of the appsdir_appeonserver_ear package. If you cannot find the temporary file please refer to the instructions in the Appendix.

Nostage

8

Use the new appeonserver.ear file under .\WEBLOGIC_INSTALLATION_PATH\appeon to replace the old appeonserver.ear file under the .\WEBLOGIC_DOMAIN_DIRECTORY\applications for every Appeon Server instance.

The EBF update will take effect automatically when you restart WebLogic.

9, 10, 11g

The EBF update will take effect automatically when you restart WebLogic.

External_stage

All versions

Copy the appeonserver.ear file from .\WEBLOGIC_INSTALLATION_PATH\appeon to the directory that you specified for every Appeon Server instance.

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EBF silent installation

To run the EBF installation in the silent mode, execute the EBF setup program from the command line with the "/s" parameter: "setup.exe /s". You will need to run this command for each Appeon component individually.

If the application server is a Java server such as EAServer, JBoss, JEUS, WebLogic, and WebSphere, before you execute the setup command, open the SilentInstall.ini file under each component setup package and modify the "JDKHome" parameter to point to the correct JDK location, for example, JDKHome=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60.

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Checking Appeon component versions after EBF installation

After the EBF installation, you can get the version number (2016 1102.00) of Appeon for PowerBuilder from the Windows control panel using the same instructions in Checking existing Appeon component versions.

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EBF uninstallation note

There is no separate uninstall program for Appeon EBF. Uninstalling the Appeon components will automatically uninstall the EBF.

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Appendix

Instructions of checking the location of the temporary file in WebLogic:
1) Log in to WebLogic Administrative Console.
2) Click Servers item listed in the middle of the Home page.
3) Select AdminServer (assuming your Appeon Server is installed to this instance).
4) In the Settings of AdminServer window, click the Deployment tab in the Configuration window, the path listed in the Staging Directory Name is the location of the temporary file
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